Tom Dixon opens the doors to its first shop, in a converted Wharf Building at Portobello Dock, Ladbroke Grove. The former Victorian goods depot is now home to the full Tom Dixon range of lighting and furniture as well as a selection of work from other international designers and brands.
Wharf Building, Portobello Dock, 344 Ladbroke Grove, London W10 5BU (020 7400 0500)
Premiering for the first time in the UK is the Tom Dixon Etch collection, a digitally manufactured brass pendant light and candle-holder. Inspired by the logic of pure maths, Etch is made using an industrial process that allows for intricate patterns to be cut directly onto the metal.
The designer Tom Dixon has handpicked a number of designers from around the globe to premier their work at this space. The concession brands will alternate quarterly throughout the year to add variety to this retail destination. The first group of concessions include acclaimed Dutch designer, Piet Hein Eek, who is showing his scrap-wood cabinet collection.
A dedicated materials library opens within the shop, available to professionals looking for reference and inspiration for architectural and interior design projects.
Lunch, dinner and tea is served at the newly-expanded Dock Kitchen where chef Stevie Parle cooks carefully sourced, honest food overlooking the Grand Union Canal. The kitchen has relaunched as a permanent 80-seater restaurant designed by Design Research Studio. The new concept includes a deli, take-away coffee bar and private dining room.