Saturday, May 12, 2012

MILAN: Furniture Fair - MOST - Tom Dixon

Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia: MOST – Tom Dixon.  The collision of technology, culture, design and food at MOST was one of Milan's highlights during Salone del Mobile 2012.   MOST was the new and important destination instigated by Tom Dixon, which turned the National Museum of Science and Technology into an ambitious environment for innovation and design. The exhibition delivered a diverse group of leading global brands and young designers who where located in the extraordinary historic spaces of the museum.
Above:  The designer Tom Dixon, OBE who is obsessed with honest materials, and a commitment to innovative design and manufacture, he is on a self-propelled mission to rethink and revive the British Furniture Industry.

MOST: Tom Dixon – Luminosity exhibition.  The Luminosity exhibition for Milan Design week was “An exploration of light. On a mission to illuminate and furnish the future, we aim to de-mystify preconceptions of artificial light and to educate people on the future of lighting. Using the latest technologies and materials, drawn from the worlds of engineering, mathematics and nature, our new products shed as much light on the mechanisms and effects of luminous objects as on the design aesthetic itself.” Tom Dixon.
Above: Etch Web is a vast wide shade with an unusual open structure, designed to cast atmospheric angular shadows when lit. Formed from copper anodized aluminum through a process of digital photo-acid etching, an oversized LED bulb is suspended within the center to make it the ultimate shadow play pendant.

MOST: Tom Dixon – Luminosity exhibition Lustre is the first Tom Dixon ceramic pendant light, which uses a top-secret glaze to give a striking iridescent sheen.  The striking color change effect is reminiscent of hidden colors in nature, seen in peacock feathers or oil slicks on water. No two shades ever look the same.

MOST: Dezeen Studio. Leading design and architecture blog, Dezeen set up Dezeen Studio powered by Jambox at MOST. The broadcast center furnished by Tom Dixon held exclusive live interviews and stream coverage of the freshest new content in Milan.

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