Debuting at this month’s Maison & Objet in Paris, BUMP is a series of glass vessels that are designed by Tom Dixon to serve your daily drinking and/or hosting needs. Each double walled, minimalist piece is handmade in muted pink and tones of grey, some transparent and some translucent, resembling the conical, spherical, and tubular building blocks we all loved as kids.
The delicate, eye-catching shapes invite users into the “alchemical processes” of tea making, mixology, and floral arranging, in a new and elegant way. The collection includes three vases, a teapot, a jug, tea cups, and glasses.
Tom Dixon was born in Sfax(Tunisia). As son of an English teacher and a journalist for the BBC World Service. Tom attended Holland Park Comprehensive, which had a decent pottery department and Life Drawing class, which was where his initial obsession with materiality, manufacturing and form took shape. Two years as a professional musician, playing bass guitar in Funkapolitan, a disco band, taught Tom Dixon the fundamentals of creativity and commerce in the public eye.
Tom Dixon started off with making custom chairs out of an auto part shop, and then began delving into creating different objects such ass lighting and other ways of expressing his creativity through creatively creating.