Mini Ball PendantPrice: $475.00
Design by Tom Dixon, 2004.
This "mini" version of Tom Dixon's original Mirror Ball pendant followed the introduction of that iconic piece just a year later. As with the original, its highly reflective shade was inspired by the space helmet. Created by exploding a thin layer of pure metal onto the internal surface of a polycarbonate globe. Supplied with 98" of clear cable, and a chrome ceiling canopy.
This is a newly updated Mini Ball pendant featuring a "Twist-In" fitting and extra space in the canopy.
Material(s): Polycarbonate, metal
Bulbs: 1 X 25W 120V G16.5 globe lamp (included)
adds a dramatic design element to a small space.
By: David T., Homeowner (New York, NY)
I actually returned this fixture but only because I had purchased the larger size (15"d) and thought it was too big for the space - a bathroom. However, when I looked at the Mini Ball I thought it was too small so I ended up keeping the large and returning the small. Now I'm happy with the larger size. It looks great in the room and really makes the space pop.
By: S.U., Homeowner (Salt Lake City)
Cheap material. Too expensive for what you get...
Designer: Tom Dixon
Born in Tunisia, Tom Dixon moved to England in 1963. He dropped out of Chelsea School of Art to play bass in the band 'Funkapolitan' before teaching himself welding and going on to produce furniture.
Tom rose to prominence in the mid 1980's as "the talented untrained designer with a line in welded salvage furniture". He set up 'Space' as a creative think-tank and shop front for himself and other young designers. By the late 1980's, he was working for the Italian giant Cappellini for whom he designed the Iconic 'S' chair. In the 1990's, he became a household name and Jack, his polypropolene "sitting, stacking, lighting thing" designed for his own company 'Eurolounge' was a symbol of the age.
Tom was appointed head of design by Habitat in 1998 and later became Creative Director until 2008. In 2000, his work was recognized by the award of an OBE by Her Majesty The Queen. Tom's works have been acquired by the world's most famous museums and are now in permanent collections across the globe including the Victoria & Albert Museum, Museums of Modern Art New York and Tokyo and Centre Beaubourg (Pompidou), Paris.
Since setting up his own eponymous design company in 2002, Tom's work has become even more prominent. The Tom Dixon brand gave Tom a platform to produce iconic designs such as Mirror Ball, Copper Shade, Wingback chair and Beat light. The company now sells in 63 countries with permanent set-ups in England, America and Hong Kong.
In 2004 Proventus, the Swedish-based private investment company, teamed up with Tom Dixon to establish Design Research with Tom acting as Creative Director. The brand's recent awards and nominations include 'Designer of the Year', London Design Museum, 'Best Lighting Design', ICFF show, 'Best Accessory' Elle Decoration and 'Designer of the Year 2008', Architektur & Wohnen Magazine.View other products by Tom Dixon
Manufacturer: Tom Dixon
Rethinking Furniture, Lighting and Home Accessory Design.
Tom Dixon, a British design and manufacturing company of lighting and furniture, was established in 2002. With a commitment to innovation and a mission to revive the British furniture industry, the Tom Dixon brand is inspired by Great Britain's unique heritage.
In 2004 Proventus, the Swedish-based private investment company, teamed up with Tom Dixon to establish Design Research, a design and product development holding company. Tom Dixon launches new collections annually at the Milan international furniture fair and product is sold across 61 countries.
In September 2012 Tom Dixon's sister-brand, Eclectic by Tom Dixon, was established, launching accessories collections annually at Maison et Objet in Paris.
Launched in 2007, Design Research Studio is the interior design arm of the Design Research Group. High profile projects include Restaurant at The Royal Academy in London, Tazmania Ballroom, a pool bar in the Central district of Hong Kong, Jamie Oliver's new London restaurant, Barbecoa as well as Shoreditch House, Paramount private members' clubs and Joseph's flagship store on Old Bond Street, London. Most recently Design Research Studio won their first ever hotel project, redesigning the iconic Thames-side Sea Containers House in collaboration with US hotel giant Morgan's Hotel Group due for completion late 2013.View other products from Tom Dixon