The Beat Light Pendant Stout. Tom Dixon. D79
Posted on September 04 2016
Self-taught British designer Tom Dixon, OBE, is a specialist in lighting, furniture and accessories and Creative Designer of the Tom Dixon brand. Born in Tunisia in 1959 Dixon grew up in London and as an art school drop-out with no technical training taught himself how to become a designer in the early 1980’s after discovering welding whilst trying to repair his motorbike. Today his work has been acquired by museums across the globe including the Victoria and Albert Museum, Museum of Modern Art New York and Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris. In 2002 Dixon established his eponymous brand which now launches new collections of lighting and furniture bi-annually at the Milan international furniture fair and at London Design Festival, with the company’s products sold internationally in 65 countries.
A pendant light inspired by the sculptural simplicity of brass cooking pots and traditional water vessels on the subcontinent. Beat light Stout is spun and hand-beaten by renowned skilled craftsmen of Moradabad in Northern India. Made from brass with a lacquered exterior. The exterior of the beaten brass is coated with a matt black finish in contrast to the warm golden interior. The light can be hung as a cluster with other Beat Lights or alone creating an impressive design statement. The Beat collection also includes 'Tall', 'Wide' and 'Fat'. Also available with a white, grey or brass exterior.
This group of four pendant lights was designed by Tom Dixon who had as inspiration Indian water carrying vessels. The pendants can be used separately or as a set so pick your favorites and hang them in your kitchen. Their black exterior contrasts with the warm, orange interior creating an eye-catching piece.