For September, Tom Dixon introduces a new set of tools and artefacts inspired by the complex, crumbling and ever-evolving backdrop of the British capital. First, a drinking story. Hot on the heels of our shiny brass tea set comes a new series for modern-day ceremonies, the arriviste BREW – a massive suite of gleaming tools for coffee obsessives.
Just as the grand and ornate tearooms of yesteryear that catered to our nation of tea drinkers are now complemented by the specialist and hipsterfied coffee shops of today, our range likewise makes room for the contemporary caffeine fetishist.
This collection of precision-engineered requisites addresses every stage of the coffee maker’s ritual. Unapologetically graphic, with polished cylinders and domes, each stainless-steel piece has been coated in vaporised copper, giving it both durability and the decorative opulence of a ceremonial artefact.
This season also sees our favourite LONDON Scent range enhanced with a chunky collector’s edition candle in a copper-plated holder, a copper-boxed diffuser and a marble snuffer. The diffuser itself is a proper red London brick in miniature – our most literal tribute to our home city.
New accessories launching in September include:
INK Pocket: Recapturing the old-school pleasure of jotting down ideas, the Ink Pocketbook provides 88 crisp white pages with gold edging, bound by a hardback spine and a printed-paper cover with gold foiling and a bright, bold geometric pattern in light teal. Strongly defined, sturdy and block-like, Ink is also available as a larger notebook or sketchbook
TOOL The Bookworm Joker: By turns grim or gleeful (perhaps it depends on the reading matter), the Joker slips between the pages to hold your place. This bookmark is fashioned from sheet brass and digitally etched with a playing-card pattern. The range also features a Quill, Hand Pointer, Postcard and Dandelion.
BREW Cafetiere: A proper cup of coffee in a proper copper coffee pot. Tall and tactile with futuristic art deco looks, the Brew cafetiere is precision-engineered to ensure smooth and easy plunging and pouring. Its brushed steel interior contrasts with its simple but striking high-shine copper finish. The result is a sleek, sturdy cafetiere – the centrepiece of the coffee ceremony.