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Tom Dixon Studio to relaunch iconic Pylon chair
29 Apr 2019 . BY Lauren Heath-Jones
Pylon was first designed more than 20 years ago
Originally conceived in his metal workshop in the early 90's, the Pylon chair was Dixon's attempt to create the world's lightest metal chair.

Now, more than 20 years later, the Pylon chair is being relaunched as part of a new collection, consisting of a series of lightweight and semi-transparent occasional pieces, that are designed as an homage to both the original collection, which was inspired by the humble electricity pylon, and the structural integrity of the triangle.

Billed as ' a light, strong, sculptural celebration' and 'an exercise in pure unadorned structure', the pieces are made from thin steel rods, measuring just 3mm in diameter, arranged in intricate triangular lattices that creates pieces that are both lightweight and incredibly strong.

Tom Dixon, creative director at Tom Dixon, says: "The making and remaking of the Pylon chair countless times, to try and reinforce weak points and prevent collapse taught me how to make things properly. It felt like a crash course in primitive structural engineering."

"The results made me believe more in the underlying structures of an object rather than their surfaces, and leaves me in awe of the skill of the structural engineer," he adds.

Other pieces in the collection include the Pylon coffee table and the Pylon small table.
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COMPANY PROFILE

Starpool is an Italian company specialising in design and realisation of wellness and spa facilities for 45 years.

Starpool is recognised as a leading company in spa design. Along with its business model based on careful planning, excellent products and outstanding services, Starpool is introducing its idea of wellbeing to the world.
CLAD NEWS
MU Architecture's paleofuturist forest tower houses a luxury retreat
MU Architecture have unveiled the design for a paleofuturist tower in the hilly forest of Quebec, Canada, that will house a luxury private retreat.
Reef Group plan subterranean health and wellbeing mixed-use destination
Reef Group are to create a £100m+ (US$128m+, €117m+) subterranean mixed-use destination with a focus on healthcare and wellbeing in London's historic Cavendish Square.
LBA covert holding cells and courthouse into pod hostel
LBA have created a pod hostel in a listed building that was originally designed as police chambers with holding cells and courtroom facilities.
Cooper Robertson's Erin Flynn explains MOMA's "3D puzzle" of creating space
Plenty has been written about the newly opened Diller Scofidio + Renfro expansion of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, but there's been work going on behind the scenes too.
Snøhetta and Clark Nexsen design sloped, curved and cantilevered library and public commons
Snøhetta and Clark Nexsen have revealed their design for the new Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, with elements that help to achieve the mission of it being more than just a library and also serving as a public commons.
Canyon Ranch opens retreat property in California redwoods
Destination spa Canyon Ranch has opened its first retreat model, Canyon Ranch Wellness Retreat – Woodside, set on 16 acres of ancient redwood forest in California, US. The property is designed as a “true retreat to nature” that will offer an inspiring landscape for self-reflection, along with community-driven, introspective, and nature-infused sojourns designed to complement the offerings found at Canyon Ranch Wellness Resorts.
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