Tom Dixon: Beat Collection


Named “Beat” for their hand-beaten production method, DropVessel.jpg


A bit further down the island, Moss is now featuring his expansive Beat collection. The collection got its start with the Beat Lights, a series of hand-hammered, patinated brass pendants inspired by typical water carrying receptacles found in India. Dixon has been wise not to just draw inspiration from the culture, but to employ its skilled artisans in manufacturing these designs. It’s likely a savvy business move, but also an admirable way to help protect a dying craft. This year, a group of gargantuan Beat Vessels, in unpolished brass, was introduced. At once exotic and indicative of Dixon’s vernacular, they represent design fusion at its best.