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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

Elle Decoration September 2011 via Riazzoli Photography Wichmann + Bendtsen

Mim Design via Desire to Inspire

Elektra Bakery by Studioprototype via Yatzer

Keya Kainoosh Restaurant by Lotus Designs via Yellow Trance

Shoreditch House, London

Bar 1105, Copenhagen

Il Loggiato Bar, Palazzo Righini, Fassano via Who Sells It

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

via Better Living Through Design

via desire to inspire

Suka at the Sanderson Hotel via Tom Dixon

And better yet, this year Tom Dixon extended the range to include white versions.

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