Tom Dixon’s Beat Lamp Shade (2007)
Ever since I first spotted Tom Dixon’s Beat Lamp Shades at Circa in St Kilda, I have adored them. Inspired by traditional copper pots, the series consists of four lights: Fat, Stout, Tall and Wide. Each is a different size and shape with a matt black exterior and beaten gold interior.
Interestingly, they seem to be used more frequently in commercial, especially hospitality spaces and less frequently in residential ones. Here are some of the best found on the internet.
Kosushi Restaurant, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Elle Decoration December 2011
Shoreditch House, London
Bar 1105, Copenhagen
Circa, the Prince, St Kilda
The Social Club, Tel Aviv, Israel
Suka Restaurant at the Sanderson Hotel, London
211 Elizabeth, New York by Roman Williams
Suka at the Sanderson Hotel via Tom Dixon