Tom Dixon won’t be a part of the 58th edition of the Salone del Mobile. Milano event, but he will be part of the celebration of the Milan Design Week between the 9th and the 14th of April. While you are visiting the Milan Design Week, prepare to visit The Manzoni, one of the new 100-cover restaurants that have been created by Tom Dixon’s Design Research Studio.
Revealing both a modern restaurant and a showroom, The Manzoni will pre-opening at the beginning of April to coincide with Milan Design Week, it will re-open after Salone del Mobile. This exhibition will mark Tom Dixon ‘s return to Milan after a year’s nonappearance and reconsidering how we can surround ourselves into the heart of Italy’s commercial, design, and cultural capital!
The main reason behind the opening of this new luxury restaurant was due to the fact that Tom Dixon and his furniture brand, Tom Dixon Studio, wanted to have a more permanent presence in Milan. According to his words: “After years of doing 5-day exhibition in Milan, we finally decided that we had enough of putting such huge energy into pop-up interventions. We wanted to look at different ways of being present in Milan. With the city being so active and engaging right now, it is the right time to forget being temporary and build something permanent. Just like in London, we don’t think it’s enough to just have a showroom. We need a place where people slow down and experience our products in a live setting. There is nothing dustier than conventional lighting and furniture showroom. But with The Manzoni, people are able to experience our new collections in an active context.” During the opening of this new remarkable space with a contemporary design, Tom Dixon will be showing off three specific new modern furniture collections: Fat, Spring, and Opal.
FAT will be available as a dining chair, a high stool and lounge chair with a unique design. The collection’s pieces were manufactured in Europe, made from molded foam with a metal leg launching in high gloss black lacquer made to order upholstery. The chair specifically is designed to allow for multiple sitting positions.
SPRING is a collection of three pendant lamps made up of stainless-steel strips. A special feature of these three lamps is the fact that they had pliant ribbons of stainless steel arranged like a whisk around the brand’s LED and can be easily adjusted to a variety of silhouettes.
Lastly, OPAL will consist of two pendant lights, two-floor lights, and a surface light, all of them made with lighting translucent globes made of tinted white Opalescent polycarbonate. These lamps have a ghostly sense to them both in the daytime and nighttime and will look stunning in any interior design project, especially inside The Manzoni, in Milan. If you want more information about this new and modern interior design project by Tom Dixon, you can follow the project on social media or visit it in Milan:
Social Media: You can follow @themanzoni and #TheManzoni
Date: April 9-14, 2019
Address: Via Manzoni, 5, 20121 Milano, Italy
Opening Hours: Tue – Sat 10am – 8pm, Sun 10am – 4pm
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