ETCH WEB by TOM DIXON
The ETCH WEB is a classic lighting fixture from the studios of Tom Dixon, designed to be voluminous, lightweight and transparent.
Created for the launch of the Audi A8 in Miami 2009, ETCH WEB’s intricate metalwork creates a dense and decorative series of shadows on surrounding surfaces reminiscent of natural light filtered through the leafy screen of a forest canopy.
Ideal for use in a conservatory by night or a spa relaxation area.
ETCH WEB uses sophisticated Digital Acid Etching methods in a factory that specializes in making extra-fine holes in metal coffee filters and for speaker grills.
We, however, use the technique to filter light, not coffee or sound.
Large sheets of stainless steel or brass are first printed with an acid-resistant pattern, then dipped into an acid bath which dissolves the unexposed metal leaving behind our components and the instantly recognizable intricate patterns that will then form our lampshade.