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Back in Brass: Tom Dixon’s Beat Lights

2014 July 18

Brass Beat Lights by Tom Dixon

Tom Dixon’s Beat Lights have become an instantly recognizable icon in modern design. The 4 distinct shapes were inspired by the sculptural simplicity of brass cooking pots and traditional water vessels, and can be spotted in modern homes all over the web (plus a slew of commercial spaces we well). The simple versatility of the Beat lights make them a striking addition to any room.

Which is why we couldn’t be more excited to see this new iteration of the much-loved collection: BRASS. Brass came back, and then it, well, didn’t really go anywhere. We are still loving the look of brass lighting and its ability to add the juuuuust right amount of retro appeal to a room. These modern beauties are actually just stripped down to their natural alloyed state (i.e. not coated like the Black or White versions), so the outer shade matches the brass interior we’ve come to know and love. Each shade is formed via a manually intensive technique that involves the spinning and beating of metal to create the hammered interior; the outside is brushed and lacquered until it’s a warm shade of “I looove goooold!”

Not to mention, the craft behind each fixture comes right from the source–the pendants are spun and handbeaten by renowned skilled craftsmen of Moradabad in Northern India. The Brass Beat Lights are available in the same signature silhouettes: Fat, Tall, Stout and Wide.

So what do you think? Are you on the brass bandwagon? It’s a pretty good-looking place to be.

 

 

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