There’s a gorgeous new boutique at Culver City’s curated shopping oasis, Platform, and it’s one of three in the world. That boutique would be long to British product design brand Tom Dixon, which opened its first west coast showroom in collaboration with Nevena Borissova‘s high-end womenswear boutique Curve.
Dixon is an eponymous line created by said self-taught British designer, who first established his brand in 2002 with the primary purpose of innovation and who had a mission to revive the British furniture industry. His intention for the brand was to produce extraordinary objects for everyday use, and, if his Los Angeles shop is any indication, he’s certainly succeeded.
The shop, which opened earlier this summer, fuses fashion, food and furnishing retail. The industrial loft size space was inspired by London’s Dover Street Market. The interiors feature polished concrete walls and exposed black pipes mixed in with the designer’s signature iridescent walls of corrugated iron and passivated zinc. The polycarbonate bubbles of Dixon’s famous ‘Melt’ ceiling lamps glisten next to mysterious oblong smoky ‘Fade’ lamps that appear to have multiple bulbs at work.
Mannequins wearing sparking sequin skirts paired with crisp white blouses flank oversized ‘Wingback’ chairs and furry footstools made out of sheepskin from Denmark. Towards the back, handmade brass ‘Beat’ lights from India hover over a marble Champagne bar and cafe space that will be launching in September. Stand out home accessories include a phallic copper and stone mortar and pestle, massive wooden cutting boards and ‘Elements’ candles in four scents.
Fashion ranges from runway chic to California casual and is displayed up a dramatic marble staircase and on metal racks that include wares by Raquel Allegra, Alberta Ferretti, Balmain, Thierry Mugler and AOTC – the latter designed by Borissova and exclusive to the LA store. Men’s lines include clothes by Alexander McQueen and Rick Owens, and a Levi’s recycle bar is also in the works.
Dixon has additional stores in London, New York and a concession within the famously luxurious London department store, Harrods.