Published on : Friday, July 28, 2017
At the MAISON&OBJET PARIS in September, Tom Dixon will launch BUMP – a series of minimalist, borosilicate vessels designed to serve as the ritualistic instruments of every day drinking and hosting. Delicately handmade with subtle levels of pink and grey tonal translucency, BUMP offers an elegant approach to the alchemical processes of tea making, mixology and floral arrangements.
BUMP is an exercise in the manipulation of the conical, spherical and tubular building blocks that we love to play with, of double walled glassmaking and a play in transparency and translucence.
Mouth-blown into an engineered graphite mould, BUMP is made of borosilicate, the heat resistant glass familiarly found in science laboratories. Light weight, durable and able to withstand high temperatures, borosilicate glass is usually seen in a colourless and clear state, but here it is elevated by the rare translucent pinks and glossy black raw material, that have been fused, blown and manipulated into delicate shapes.
The presentation at MAISON&OBJET PARIS will also include BREW and TANK recast in black. These latest additions celebrate engineered function and indulgent tactility. They take on a more serious and permanent attitude. Designed and packaged with the art of gifting in mind, BREW and TANK are curated into luxurious monochrome gift sets.
Re-imagined in sleek hyper-reflective black, BREW is curated into three gift sets for the burgeoning coffee connoisseur: The Cafetière, The Stovetop and The V60. Designed for the purist, these exclusive sets are a bold statement in the art of dripping, plunging and percolating. Rendered in mirror-black PVD with a brushed stainless-steel interior, BREW remains a tribute to the mysteries of the modern-day coffee ceremony.
Gradations of black and smoky silhouettes define the latest look for TANK glassware. Created through a technically demanding fusion of clear and solid black glass, TANK is mouth-blown into the graphic forms for timeless table top architecture. Offered as two exclusive gift sets, the Decanter and Whiskey collections are created for the purveyor of fine drinks. In black, TANK sets a mysterious and indulgent tone to the ritual of winter gifts.