As Seen in Interior Design April 2013
On the cutting etch.
There’s reading, writing…and lighting arithmetic? The Etch Web Pendant is another successful experiment in Tom Dixon’s running exploration of mathematics and geometry. More than two feet wide, the Etch Web Pendant features an irregular pentagon pattern that is repeated 60 times all around the surface of the orb. When the lamp is turned on, dramatic, angular shadows take center stage as the pattern dances on surrounding surfaces.
In his effort to help revitalize British industry, Dixon has taken traditional industrial processes and transformed them into a means for incredible modern lighting, home accessories and furniture. Metal is hand-spun, beaten and polished. Like car headlights or glass insulators, glass is molded and pressed into sparkling shades. By opening up the previously unexplored decorative avenues possible with industrial technologies, Tom Dixon expresses an undeniable sense of independence and, yes, industriousness.