Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Design fairs, mystery materials and rush hour solutions in our look around the web

Highlights From Maison et Objet Fresh off a format change, Maison et Objet welcomed 600+ new brands spanning two categories (home interiors and objects, and accessories) and more than 2,900 brands in total. Obviously, seeing everything can be tough—if not impossible. Wallpaper put together a list of highlights from the show; including a new material from Tom Dixon, “brutalist home objects” by Philippe Malouin, a …

Tom Dixon Releases In-House Developed Marbled Material

Resembling three-dimensional marbled paper, but with the weight of stone, Swirl is a new material developed by Tom Dixon Studio. It made its debut at Parisian design fair Maison & Objet, in the form of bookends, candleholders and more. Dixon says that the mysterious material comes from the marble industry’s recycled, powdered residue which is then poured and cut. Read more at Dezeen.

Tom Dixon’s ROCK Homeware Collection

Sculptural, marbled additions to any tabletop

  ROCK, Tom Dixon Studio‘s newest collection, embodies Dixon’s affinity for marble, playfulness and solid materiality. The line of Indian green marble artifacts includes varying sizes of candleholders, three different serving boards and our favorite, a pair of dumbbells that do double duty as door stops. All of the pieces carry impressive weight—making them sturdy additions to your table or desk. As with any marble …