Tom Dixon: Harvest Festival
Posted on 03 October 2016
Tom Dixon celebrated the Harvest Festival in style by opening up his large flagship showroom at Portobello Docks to nearly five hundred lucky guests. The evening consisted of live music, seasonal foods and the showcasing of his latest products and a special collaborative release with Goldfinger Factory, an organisation that seeks to turn waste into gold for deprived communities. The entire space was open for guests to explore, socalise and discover with the terrace being the central focus and staging area.
The event promoted a return to local trade and associations with charities and organisations that help and train creative and talented people from underprivileged backgrounds. All the food at the Harvest Festival was provided by the Dock Kitchen, the restaurant located above the main store and the drinks were provided by Sipsmith, located in Acton. Local businesses and clients were invited to attend to help build on the sense of community that has started to grow in the area.
Away from the live music, excitement and seasonal food, guests were able to explore the store on the lower level were the vast collection of Tom Dixon designs lay in waiting. I am always won over by candles and this visit to the store was no different with the expansion of the Materialism collection of candles, launching Alloy and Stone candles to the already hugely popular Oil and Quartz ranges. Other designs to note were the twisting blue Warp vase and bowl (above) and the Tank collection of copper band glassware (last photo)
It is so lovely to see an iconic British brand such as Tom Dixon providing support for new generations of designers, particularly from underprivileged backgrounds where access to education and training is extremely limited. Goldfinger Factory is a local organisation based under the landmark Trellick Tower. They look to provide skills and trade for 16 - 25 year olds that come from deprived communities. The teaching promotes up cycling and and environmentally friendly methods to help create bespoke pieces of furniture for interiors. For full details on the organisation, click to view the official Goldfinger Factory website.