Tom Dixon never fail to impress and their newest concept is certainly no exception. The latest in design from the British product and interiors company is Flask – contemporary lighting inspired by the sharp and functional geometry of chemical laboratory glassware.
A series of three laboratory-style pendant lights, Flask is a cylinder, sphere or cone, and can work in a mixed group or more formal arrangements. Each one comprises of two components – a clear rippled glass lens which produces a series of concentric, luminous rings and a hood which is available in either a smoke finish or the latest oily iridescent black glass colour.
Inspired By The Past
The turn of the 20th century brought about an influx of scientists and inventors who began using glassware made from borosilicate – a material that can be manipulated on a gas stove at home. This was especially popular with chemists who would set up expansive laboratories of glassware for their work.
One can sometimes forget that glass is so readily available. Long-lasting, transparent or translucently coloured, hygienic, recyclable, tough, affordable and precious – it truly is a miracle material.
Flask is part of Tom Dixon’s Materiality collection, a range inspired by raw materials, and was debuted during Milan Design Week in April.
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