The Manzoni is the new 100-cover restaurant has been created by Tom Dixon’s Design Research Studio. Its pre-opening is set to happen during Milan Design Week, revealing both a restaurant and a showroom.

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The main reason behind the opening of this new restaurant was due to the fact that Tom Dixon and his team wanted to have a more permanent presence in Milan. Tred of the temporary expositions, they decided to take the chance in opening The Manzoni. In Dixon’s own words:

“(…) We need a place where people slow down and experience our products in a live setting. There is nothing dustier than conventional lighting and furniture showroom. But with The Manzoni, people are able to experience our new collections in an active context.(…)”

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During the opening of this new restaurant and showroom, Tom Dixon will be showing off three specific new collections: Fat, Spring, and Opal.

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The first one will be available as a dining chair, high stool and lounge chair. The collection’s pieces were manufactured in Europe, made from molded foam with a metal leg launching in high gloss black lacquer made to order upholstery. The chair specifically is designed to allow for multiple sitting positions.

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The second collection of Tom Dixon is a series of three pendant lamps made up of stainless-steel strips. A special feature of these three lamps is the fact that they had pliant ribbons of stainless steel arranged like a whisk around the brand’s LED, and can be easily adjusted to a variety of silhouettes.

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Lastly, Opal will consist of two pendant lights, two-floor lights, and a surface light, all of them made with lighting translucent globes made of tinted white Opalescent polycarbonate. These lamps have a ghostly sense to them both in daytime and nighttime, emitting “a soft, diffused and flattering light”. Tom Dixon’s project must be followed.

 

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