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Design has the power to create a feeling, to make you question the details and push the boundaries of innovation and creativity. We chat to Tom Dixon as he teams up with Living Edge.
A pioneer, leader and boundary-pushing creator, Tom Dixon continuously brings exciting design propositions to areas of lighting, accessories and furniture. The Tom Dixon brand itself encapsulates a distinct nature and a joyous, quirky and rigorous design.
Breaking barriers in the conventional shapes and textures of lighting and furniture, the meticulous and exuberant craftsmanship of Dixon’s pieces are celebrated within the new studio of The Coal Office by Design Research Studio (DRS).
A restless innovator, Dixon established DRS in 2003 under his design direction as a trailblazing creative powerhouse across high concept interiors, architectural design and branding projects for the spaces and brands of tomorrow.
Against the historic industrial backdrop of Coal Drops Yard in the iconic area of Kings Cross in London, The Coal Office is the new home for Dixon’s latest experiments and collaborations, and a multi-disciplinary platform that puts the spotlight on innovative and thoughtful design.
As one of Britain’s brilliant, anarchic and creative minds, Dixon has crafted a hub of creativity, combining a shop, workshop and office with a restaurant and café to showcase his brand’s latest ideas in interior design and product innovation.
It’s a truly immersive experience, elevating our interaction with the brand to a holistic and spatial level. Dramatic and robust within the site’s existing fabric, the interior space allows Dixon to put his refined, sculptural pieces into action.
Stepping into the doors of The Coal Office is a transcendent experience of past, present and future, where ornamental collections of lighting and furniture illuminate the space and highlight the brand’s ingeniously engineered materiality and craftsmanship.
As a multi-disciplinary flagship that encompasses the future of living, working and entertaining, The Coal Office works to redefine the way we experience multi-functional spaces in the contemporary context.
Dixon’s vision is focused on product development and integration tailor-made for the multi-use, adaptive and agile spaces. Curated with furniture and lighting pieces to represent the story and journey of authentic design, the space encourages visitors to indulge in the brand philosophy and versatility of the new workspace.
Consistently changing the pace in food, functionality and future living, the pieces on show enhance the workplace experience and focus on fashion, craft and culture as a collective movement. Statement lighting hangs from the exposed ceiling to create a visual beacon within the space.
Defined by sculptural archways, each zone celebrates design through vibrant colours, distinct forms, luminosity and a multitude of furniture pieces. A veritable journey across the full breadth of Dixon’s creative spirit and distinct approach.
Sharing Dixon’s passion for sophisticated and extraordinary design, Living Edge is proud to bring his inimitable work to Australian shores. Living Edge believes in brands that represent a lifestyle and a story. A new edition to Living Edge, Tom Dixon redefines the traditional workplace with contemporary pieces and elements that take the nature of the office to the next level.
Driven by sophisticated design and exceptional, authentic and innovative spaces, Living Edge celebrates interior pieces that enhance the way people live in the present and for the future generations – synonymous with the philosophy of Tom Dixon.
Photography courtesy of Living Edge and Tom Dixon.