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August 20, 2007

Tom Dixon, you Maverik


We've seen Noguchi's ethereal lights and those they've inspired just about everywhere. They've been grouped together and presented alone. They've been pendants and floor laps, regurgitated by Target and reborn in dorm rooms. They may have become just too common to be interesting, but now they have a counterpoint--and it's one that reinvigorates its opposite simply by playing off it.

In a new version of natural and organic, Tom Dixon uses hand hammered brass and a low-lustre black metal shade to create his Beat lighting collection. The dramatic silhouettes in three easy to identify forms (Wide, Fat and Tall) beef up the light as air aesthetic of Noguchi's icons with a stark look that refuses to blend in.  Each $360 through

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