Brass vessels

Tom Dixon takes inspiration from traditional vessels used to carry water for his latest collection of authentic brass pendant lamps.

Traditionally used for carrying water, fruit and nuts, brass vessels have long been used globally for transporting necessities for long distances. Now, twisted grass vessels found in Australia, Indian clay pots and beautifully decorated stone and ceramic pots from Africa, form the inspiration for Tom Dixon’s latest collection of brass pendant lights.  

The British product designer's Beat Light Brass collection adds a traditional yet modern addition to homes, office spaces, restaurants and hotels. Each pendant lamp, whether hung in a collection or as a single statement piece, provides a minimalistic yet sophisticated centrepiece. 

Handspun from solid sheets of brass, the interior of each light bears the beaten marks of its making. Each light’s brass exterior is brushed to achieve a matt surface and finished with a clear lacquer to ensure a long-lasting warm golden aesthetic inside and out.

The Beat Light Brass collection will be on display at the 2014 IMM Cologne alongside Dixon’s renowned Y Chair from 13 to 19 January 2014 in Cologne, Germany. 

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