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Let there be light – Vancouver-based Bocci takes the world stage

“At Bocci, we strive to create objects that become companions in people’s lives. We believe that an object contributes in the most meaningful way to the sustainability discussion if it is, quite simply, never thrown away. If we are able to make objects that suggest the possibility of a commitment to living an entire lifetime alongside them, then the selection of one object over another becomes important and meaningful – and therefore, investment in the quality, value, beauty and worth of the objects that surround us becomes paramount.” - Omer Arbel

The ultimate use of the Bocci 28 Series Random Chandelier Light! The ultimate use of the Bocci 28 Series Random Chandelier Light!

 

Omer Arbel is the creative director of the manufacturing and design company, Bocci, that produces cast glass lighting features. Cast glass is an organic process, imperfect by nature and each piece is hand made to the client’s specifications. Bocci is now featured in buildings and homes worldwide and has won several high profile international design awards.

 

The Bocci 14 Series is a seamed cast glass sphere with a frosted cylindrical void that houses either a low voltage (12V, 10W xenon) or LED (12V, 1.5W) lamp. Individual pendants are visually quite subtle, but gain tremendous strength when multiplied and clustered in large groups. The Bocci 14 Series is a seamed cast glass sphere with a frosted cylindrical void that houses either a low voltage (12V, 10W) or LED (12V, 1.5W) lamp. Individual pendants are visually quite subtle, but gain tremendous strength when multiplied and clustered in large groups.

 

In Vancouver the studio is housed in a building the size of a two-car garage and employs three shifts of glass blowers around the clock. Click here to watch several Bocci videos on the making of their glass lighting and other products.

Inspired by the sporadic, perhaps discordant arrangement of barnacles on a rock surface, the 21 Series is fabricated from thin sheets of porcelain wrapped around frosted borosilicate glass trumpet-shaped diffusers. Inspired by the sporadic, perhaps discordant arrangement of barnacles on a rock surface, the 21 Series is fabricated from thin sheets of porcelain wrapped around frosted glass trumpet-shaped diffusers.

 

The Bocci 21 Pendant Lighting Series is available in lengths of 10' to 100'. The Bocci 21 Pendant Lighting Series is available in lengths of 10' to 100'.

 

The emotional qualities inherent in light and the intrinsic quality of the materials Bocci uses transform interior spaces, altering the mood and becoming active, sculptural works of art.

The Bocci 28 Series is unique in that designer, Omer Arbel, chose to develop a method of production that inherently makes each piece different from the next. Many colour options available. The Bocci 28 Series is unique in that designer, Omer Arbel, chose to develop a method of production that inherently makes each piece different from the next. Many colour options available. It is available in halogen and LED.

 

The 28 Series can be configured many ways. Bocci and the GR Shop team offer complete design resources to help you choose best for your space. The 28 Series can be configured many ways. Bocci and the GR Shop team offer complete design resources to help you choose best for your space.

 

In 2013, as part of the London Design Festival, Bocci installed a giant chandelier of colourful glass spheres at the Victoria and Albert Museum. The installation, featuring 280 of Bocci's celebrated 28 Series of glass pendant lamps, was installed in the main atrium of the museum. Watch the video of the installation...

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During February 2015 Omer Arbel has an exhibition at the Monte Clark Gallery in Vancouver. It consists of his sculptures using fused glass, steel, copper and nickel. For images and information on the exhibition, go to: http://www.monteclarkgallery.com/current.php

Customers in the USA can purchase many of GRShop's products at ModernPlanet.com and receive the same great customer service and free shipping.

 

 

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