New Textures From Tom Dixon

WORDS Lindi Brownell Meiring

Tom Dixon has just launched three new “Super Texture” cushion collections at MAISON&OBJET in Paris.

ABSTRACT, PAINT and GEO celebrate the studio’s fascination with textures, from tufted knits and knitted knots to hand-embroidered and woven designs.

The hard-wearing, woolly cushions in the ABSTRACT range are made using the same techniques employed in the carpet industry, with each cushion hand-tufted by skilled artisans in Northern India. The textures and saturated colours were initially inspired by ’70s-style wall hangings and urban perspective sketches, before a cityscape watercolour by British textile artist Josephine Ortega was blown up to create a grid specifically for this design.

PAINT features two inkjet-printed natural linen cushions decorated with abstract watercolours based on “scenes of British urbanism”, also by Josephine Ortega, while GEO was inspired by geology and natural rock formations, resulting in graphic patterned illustrations on a throw and two hand-embroidered, lightweight cushions.

For more information about the Super Texture collections, visit