Surprising Materials at London Design Festival 2018

From sisal beasts to printed bacteria and salmon skins, all at this year's magnificent event

At this year’s London Design Festival (LDF), designers worked with surprising materials to showcase projects employing everything from high-tech solutions to unexpected but traditional fibers. Plastics were repurposed, as were the skins of fish. As-yet-unseen materials were printed. And so much more came to light. Here are some of our favorite projects and pieces from the festival’s King’s Cross Design Route, the London Design Biennale …

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 …

Tom Dixon Studio’s New Greene Street Store + Pop-Up Flash Factory

NYCxDesign ushers in two substantial developments for the beloved brand

As New York Design Week begins to reveal innumerable treasures, Tom Dixon Studio joins the front of the pack with two notable gifts to the city. First, Tom Dixon is expanding his presence stateside with a two-story Greene St shop in SoHo. It’s 6,700-square-feet of lighting, furniture and home accessories. A wonderland of sorts, with his signature reinvented geometries, eye-catching materials and curious, comfortable chairs, …

Tom Dixon’s New Glass Terrariums

Double-headed vessels with miniature ecosystems and easy instructions

Our love for Tom Dixon has finally aligned with our appreciation for terrariums. At this year’s Maison et Objet, Dixon unveiled the PLANT collection—as well as a visual “how-to” guide for their at-home customization. The distinct double-headed design makes it easy to assemble a unique micro-ecosystem, and adjust accordingly. For those who don’t feel up to the challenge when it comes to mastering a small …

Interview: Tom Dixon at his New NYC Store

We speak with the British designer about his four-story "Aladdin's Cave"

Following the success of Tom Dixon’s first NYC showroom last year, the brand has moved to a bigger and better space right next to the newly opened boutique hotel 11 Howard St. In classic Dixon style it features both grand and simple gestures, and takes advantage of its townhouse setting. It’s a space for constant experimentation and presentation of the brand’s increasing product assortment for …