Inspired by Tom Dixon’s obsession with British manufacturing, the limited edition “Mud” fragrance collection launched at The Factory is made with bricks and material from London. Earlier this year the designer traveled to the outskirts of London to visit a clay pit and brick factory that has been producing the iconic red London brick for many years.
Dixon states that the bricks were a “symbol” of London and that their porous nature made them perfect for diffusing scents. Dixon states:
“We scoured the globe for a new and efficient way of diffusing fragrances – Volcanic rock from Indonesia, Charcoal from Japan, Hi-tech Ceramic from Germany, but strangely the most effective material was in our back yard – the humble London Brick!”
The rough, handmade process of brick making informed the design of these one-off pieces: A manganese glaze and ink stamp finish the Mud diffusers while the Mud candle is housed in a cast aluminum container with enameled lid, the designer states. Shop the Mud Collection at Maison Et Objet. Designboom interviewed Dixon at the series’ unveiling in which the designer said his objective was trying to make something in the U.K. and get it to the market as quickly as possible. Dixon was Maison’s designer of the year for 2014.
Above images: The Mud Collection by Tom Dixon for Maison et Objet.