Mass Dining Table 2.0
Elevating the most basic element in furniture construction—the simple plank—Tom Dixon makes a monumental dining table in super-polished solid brass. From the designer’s Mass series made in the UK by expert metalworkers, the gleaming construction is formed from a single extruded box section of the golden-hued metal, with a steel subframe. A collectible to treasure for the ages, the table’s waxed surface will eventually develop a cherished patina to register the passing of time.
29.7" h x 78.7" w x 35.4" d (75.5x200x90cm)
Brass, aluminum, steel
“If there are rules to design, I don’t know what they are,” declares self-taught Tom Dixon. This Tunisian-born Brit started out with stints painting cartoons, as a printer, then bass player in a disco-funk outfit. But it was honing his welding skills in an auto body repair shop that led to a design breakthrough, the now revered S Chair for Cappellini. From there, after several years helming design at the iconic Habitat during its prime years, he established his eponymous brand in 2002 and with it a body of near-unrivaled work.
Tom Dixon is synonymous with the idiosyncratic sensibilities that inform so much of British aesthetics, yet by a beat all his own. He challenges with his use of materials in unexpected applications, and reworkings of otherwise conventional classics into elegant gems. His remarkable creative output covers a wide swath of categories, among them at A+R, his lighting, furniture, décor, tabletop and barware. Tom also manages to extend his exhaustive vision to hotels, restaurants—including his own at this wonderful campus at the Coal Drops Yard in King’s Cross—and the odd home. For good reason this OBE’s design work now resides in the collections of the V&A, MoMA and the Pompidou.