September sees the launch of British designer Tom Dixon’s latest collection of marble pieces. Rock raises the sartorial bar and keeps us wondering what’s next. With candleholders, serving boards and dumbbells, it’s a beautiful, fun collection.
Tom Dixon Studio’s long-term love affair with marble bears more fruit with a new series of green forest marble artifacts. Rock is a collection of interactive, playful and stackable sculptures, which act as architecture for your dining table. The range displays the natural and uniquely solid materiality that Tom Dixon Studio has long been associated with.
From Dixon’s many trips to India and observing the hand lathe workers of Rajasthan and Agra, the design inspiration for Rock was to create simple shapes that could be hand turned on the lathe and constructed like playful children’s building blocks. The pattern and texture of each piece are entirely unique, depending on the block of marble it was carved from, which creates an individualistic quality in every product.
The collection includes Rock Candleholders, in three sizes starting at tealight size. The candleholders form a playful, interactive set of stackable and reconfigurable pieces that create domestic sculptural interventions. The Rock Dumbbell is a gorgeous three-kilo dumbbell for your stylish, yet demanding bodybuilding requirements. Finally, the Rock Serving Boards, available in oblong, long and Round are grooved chopping boards and serving platters designed to furnish kitchen counters and banqueting tables.