In the summer, when coats are buried deep in closets and hooks are merely an unpleasant reminder of cold times ahead, the Symbol coatrack functions as a decor-ative piece. Simply flip the hooks down again when the mercury dips—impressive rack, indeed!
Like the Stooges, bears, and wise men before them, Tom Dixon’s enamel vessels—Trio, Quad, and Pentad—join the ranks of illustrious threesomes. The cast-iron containers can rest naturally on any of their flat facets.
Structurally streamlined, Tree Hooked is inspired by flowering branches, though we think it could also pass as a subway map. Display it in any orientation, or supplement it with additional modules for seemingly boundless customization.
Call it a digitized creeper, or a functional version of Algue, Ivy appears to crawl across your wall guided by some obscure design-world algorithm. Whether it functions as a coatrack for those who hate coatracks, or a serviceable sculpture for those who hate coats, it’s a handsome addition to a bare wall.
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From lunch at the kids’ table to romantic dinner for two with a simple spin of the solid marble top, Dixon’s industrial-strength aluminum screw allows this table to achieve great new heights, and the heavy cast-iron base will ensure it doesn’t sway.
In a world of Flickr sets and Google image searches, Tom Dixon’s new photo-heavy book may not pack the same punch it would have two decades ago, when a picture of Cornish miners extracting tin couldn’t be dialed up on demand. Regardless, this hefty tome visually connects the dots between finished domestic product and the world writ large, and Dixon’s amiable character comes through in his digestible introductions and a series of interwoven comics.