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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.

From left: Tom Dixon Instagram, cremadesign.co.za

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.

From left: Flask pendant oil in wide, long, and ball. A seen on tomdixon.net

Miracle Material

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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