British design studio Tom Dixon’s Materialism range of candles, scents and vessels received two further additions during this year’s lifestyle design show, Maison & Objet Paris.
- Stone: The deep green marble vessel encases a scent of dry exotic fig and sandalwood, which relates to the origins of the stone. Hand-turned in India, the heavy container is made from a single block of marble. This raw, earthy material is refined with a rounded form and polished finish which lends itself to luxury interiors.
- Alloy: This light aluminium cast vessel captures a fusion of amber and metal in its scent. The contemporary container has machine-finished edges, which have a clean, industrial appeal. Like all the vessels in the range, this one is also designed to exist as a home accessory beyond the lifetime of the candle.
The Materialism collection is designed to evoke sensory experiences and explore material elements through tactility and scent. A few years ago, we saw designers readdressing stone and looking to its abundance for a new form of sustainable luxury – see Made of Stone for more.
Each vessel in the range has a package that visually corresponds to its material characteristics. See Packaging Futures: Luxury for more on how luxury brand packaging focuses on detail and finish to capture the attention of impressionable markets.
Watch out for our full coverage of Maison & Objet, coming soon. In the meantime, see our reports on Maison & Objet September 2015 and Maison & Objet January 2016.