Tom Dixon launches first shop at Portobello Dock
September 20, 2010
During the London Design Festival Tom Dixon launches its first shop in a converted wharf building at Portobello Dock Ladbroke Grove. The old Victorian goods carrier is set to sell the full Tom Dixon range of lighting and furniture including new pieces from the latest collection INDUSTRY. An extraordinary, eclectic and exclusive selection of work from other international designers and brands selected and curated by Tom Dixon will be presented in the UK for the first time.
The Tom Dixon Etch collection, a digitally manufactured brass pendant light and candle-holder will be presented for the first time in the UK. Etch is made using an industrial process that allows for instricate patterns to be cut directly onto the metal. For London Design Festival, Etch is being made and sold from an assembly line as part of a live Flash Factory inside the Tom Dixon Shop.
Other product launches include the Scoop chair. Designed to hold the sitter in an enclosed space, Scoop is created by applying upholstery to an injection-moulded hard foam shell. The Peg Coat Stand is a totem for hats, coats and bags using wooden discs instead of traditional hooks. Jack, 'the sitting, stacking, lighting thing', relaunches in the company's signature fluoro.
One of the designers represented and handpicked by Tom Dixon is acclaimed Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek, showing his scrap-wood cabinet collection and a range of accessories never sold in the UK before.
Opening on 20 September 2010.