London, United Kingdom
Tom Dixon’s new Press Collection is the thickest industrially pressed glass artifacts, designed and engineered to catch and refract light, and to last forever.
Press is a series of heavyweight grooved vases, bowls, and candleholders made of fat, chunky coils of pure and clear transparent glass.
Bold in silhouette and simple in the function they are manufactured by dropping big globs of molten glass at 1,200 degrees centigrade and pressed in two or three-part iron molds to create immediately familiar silhouettes.
Among the new collection are made of ribbed thick glass shaped into precise spheres and cones; their compositions are inspired by buoys and children’s toys. The patterned glass surface creates textured light patterns, and the manufacturing process makes the lights extra-durable and also suitable for outdoor use.
Project: Press Collection
Designers: Tom Dixon
Manufacturer: Tom Dixon