Tom Dixon took his Royal College students on a field trip in India and that was where the Beat Light originated. The team spent days with local tinkerers, brass beaters and marble workers, observing and investigating how design affects their livelihoods. Dixon discovered a unique metal manufacturing method and employed this traditional technique in the production of the Beat Light pendant lamps. Each piece is spun and hand- beaten by skilled craftsmen of Moradabd in Northern India. The lamps, which come in four different sizes, were inspired by the shapes of traditional cooking pots and water vessels. Their black external surface contrasts to the warm, golden interior. You can hang just one, in pairs or the entire group to create a composition that is uniquely yours.
The Tom Dixon Beat Light pendant lamps are available from Gudang.