About the Collection Tom Dixon Beat
The Beat lights are among the most famous works by the British designer Tom Dixon and decorate numerous restaurants, cafes and private homes. The brass lights are made by hand in Jaipur, in northern India. For this reason, each light is a unique piece.
The collection emerged in 2004 as an initiative to promote Indian craftsmen and metal workers. The Beat lights' shades are manufactured using secular traditional techniques for making vases, vessels and cooking pots.
The "Beat" name refers to the hammer blows with which the brass shades are formed. The strokes are visible inside the shade, producing a faceted, shining surface and an especially beautiful light.
The Beat Lights come in different shapes, each having its own charm and all harmonizing with each other. The smooth external sides are lacquered or available in brushed brass, the inside comes in brass or in silver and features the distinctive hammer blows, resulting from the manufacturing and creating a beautifully sparkling light. While the brass shining in gold warms the light, the silver version produces a colder, yet still fascinating light.
The mat black surfaces and the warm brass perfectly adapt to dark wood furniture, while the grey and white versions are suitable for modern, minimalist interiors in light colours.
The suspensions are the heart of the collection, yet Beat also has a table and floor lamps, a wall lamp and the decorative Beat Vessel vases which produce an especially good impression in high-class interiors, prestigious offices and in comfortable living rooms and private libraries.
The Beat Lights' iconic design was often copied by never equalled, because they owe their authenticity and beauty down to the detail to the special care and expertise of their creator, to secular manufacturing methods and to the intention to seamlessly connect tradition and modernity.
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