The Melt Table Lamp was created by British designer Tom Dixon for his own label, and it's an extraordinary piece of contemporary lighting design.
Dixon is famous for his freewheeling, imaginative creations. Self-taught and a child of punk, Dixon tends to go beyond established boundaries, taking chances that his contemporaries avoid. This boldness has ensured that his best designs found their place in the collections at MoMa, the Pompidou Centre and the V&A, and it's clearly displayed in the artistry of the Melt Table Lamp.
The Melt lamp consists of a cylindrical metal base, which supports a rounded (but not perfectly round) polycarbonate diffuser. The shade has been artfully distorted by Dixon's production team so that it has a blown-glass look, despite being made of plastic - an impressive technical achievement.
The Melt Table Lamp stands 43cm tall and comes with a 250cm cable, long enough for the light to be moved around larger living rooms and dining areas. Beautiful, creative and uncompromising in its originality, it creates an exotic, gentle light that has an almost hypnotic effect. If you require a centrepiece for your dining table, few lamps are as dazzling as this Tom Dixon creation.