Published on : Friday, October 7, 2016
Tom Dixon is all set to launch the new Workspace collection at ORGATEC, the international trade fair for modern working world, in Cologne from 25 to 29 October, 2016. As the conventional office is rapidly vanishing under a series of challenges from new working practices, mobile communications and a demand for total flexibility, Tom Dixon launches for the first time a new office range, including BOOM desk light and SLAB School Desk.
Tom says, “A more domestic, more human aesthetic is fast becoming the required backdrop for the newly blurred distinctions between work, home and entertainment spaces. Our adventures in designing hotels, restaurants, clubs and homes have shown us that there is a need for versatile, hardwearing and functional objects for work, that are attractive enough to be used in domestic and decorative situations.”
Some of the new pieces to be launched are:
This functional, practical and beautifully engineered task light takes its inspiration from generations of draughtsman’s and machinists lamps, reduced to a series of cylinders, tubes and junctions arranged in a minimalist sculptural composition making it the ultimate understated lighting option for a multitude of interiors.
SLAB SCHOOL DESK
Inspired by the archetypical Victorian school desk, this contemporary work station is equally comfortable as a hotel room desk or a dressing table. Made from solid Oak construction, with softly rounded edges and understated proportions, the traditional inkwell transformed into a cable management hole, and a deeply machined groove for pens and accessories this desk is a domesticated all situation work station for laptops, for makeup, for sketching or for fiddling around on Instagram.
SLAB DESK SYSTEM
The office world is awash with functional clinical and efficient systems. Slab is an alternative for the future office that is looking for more natural alternatives. With softly rounded edges, solid materiality and bold cable management slots, it’s the solid and honest desking system for the rapidly emerging co-working space.