Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Tom Dixon Pipe Light

When I first saw this table light, my first thought was the movie Austin Powers!  This light soooo belong to that era!  It could be from that era but it is actually designed in 2007!  Talk about head trip.  I like the atomic shape of the lamp and I especially love the pink anodised inner finish.  Pink light actually gives a fantastic hue to people's complexion.  So to me, this is a perfect mood lighting vehicle.     

For those of you who are not familiar with Tom Dixon, he's originally from Tunisia.  In 1963, he moved to London.  After dropping out of Chelsea School of Art, he played bass in the band Funkapolitan for awhile before turning into a self-taught industrial designer.  In late 1980s, he was approached by famed company Cappellini, for whom he designed the famous "S" chair.  In 1988, he became the head of furniture design studio for retailer Habitat where he successfully revamped the company.  His work is now included in MOMA, Victoria & Albert Museum, Centre Pompidou, etc.

This lamp can be purchased at YLighting, and ABC Carpet & Home.  This light also came in black exterior with gold inner finish.


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