Published on : Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Tom Dixon the British design powerhouse launches BURST, an extraordinary chandelier and continues to grace the aesthetic landscape with boldly exciting new pieces. Launched on the April 13 the new chandelier is very much intended as a statement, to fill ceiling spaces otherwise devoid of visual stimulus. Nodding to the designer’s signature “bubble” silhouettes, the orbs (there are 12 to a fixture) were actually inspired by molecular structures, and meant to invoke familiar notions of the “space age.” It’s available in both copper and chrome finishes.
Tom added, ‘For many years, we have been making bigger clusters of pendant lamps, which seem to be replacing more conventional chandeliers in lobbies, in dining rooms or in entrance halls. BURST is a way of getting an even more dynamic and three-dimensional array of lighting, without lots of dangling wires.’ He continued, Seeing as we can’t physically be in Milan for our ’24 Hours’ campaign, using computer-generated imagery (CGI) we’ve captured BURST at the brutalist Church Chiesa San Nicolao della Flue, designed by the architect Ignazio Gardella.
BURST is intended for filling larger spaces and ceiling voids and was inspired by an interest in molecular structures and the forward-thinking space age. With its chrome aesthetic and geometric configuration, this enormous lighting fixture is of heroic proportions and impossible to ignore.
Highly reflective, BURST is made up of 12 spherical orbs which explode from a single point construction to create a spectacular chandelier, available in copper and chrome finishes. Mirrored and perfectly reflective when switched off, it reveals a multiplicity of internal reflections from the integral LED when switched on.
BURST is launched on the April 13 as part of ’24 Hours in Milan’ and will be available online.