Barry Dixon to Design Second Collection for Peyton Avrett

Collection explore relationships between time and space
June 27, 2016Allison Zisko

Barry Dixon Neptune pendantThe Neptune pendant
CHARLESTON, S.C.—Interior designer Barry Dixon is collaborating for the second time with artisan blacksmith Peyton Avrett on a new series of light fixtures, a bench and a cabinet due out this fall.

Revolutions, a compilation of nine handcrafted pieces, reflects a sense of timelessness, space, and organic concepts as important pillars of design, featuring retro lines and organic silhouettes, smooth edges and imperfect geometry. Open metalwork in multiple finishes, milky globes and handblown glass also illustrate concepts of time and space.

“We imagined a collection that makes people think. We’re not only creating refined shapes that are pleasing to look at, but we’re hoping to evolve your senses and emotion through deliberately molded curves and detailed placement of light,” said Peyton Avrett, founder of his namesake company. “The creative synergy between me and Barry has been both successful and inspirational since our first collaboration. So, it was an easy decision to explore new ideas and pick up where we left off for collection number two.”

Dixon said, “As a body of work, Revolutions personifies a dynamic tension between opposites, revealing that we’re always evolving then revolving, seeing something even seen before, but in a new way. The design process with Peyton [Avrett] is truly a collaborative art form. My initial concepts are a reality because of his artistry, always turning our inspiration into beautiful sculpture.”

Allison ZiskoAllison Zisko | Managing Editor/Tabletop Editor

After 15 years of covering the tabletop industry, Allison Zisko is still as enthusiastic as ever about the dinnerware, glassware and flatware categories. An in-depth analysis of how the category works intrigues her just as much as the latest fashion trends. As managing editor, Allison oversees the daily e-newsletter and works behind the scenes to help produce the print issue each month. She also directs HFN’s housewares coverage and covers the cutlery category. An avid reader, Allison is eager to talk to anyone and everyone about the latest book they are reading.


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