Founded in 2005, Bocci is committed to fostering a lateral and open-ended relationship between creative direction and craft. Bocci’s growing portfolio of sculptural lighting is developed, engineered and fabricated in house, through an infrastructure calibrated to provide full control over technique, quality and scale.
In 2015, Bocci transformed a historic Berlin building into a showroom and archive. ‘Bocci 79’ inhabits a 2,200 m2 / 23,600 sq.ft former courthouse, constructed in 1896, showcasing over a decade of works by Omer Arbel, ranging from pieces in progress, prototypes and ideas, to the complete range of catalogue pieces developed for Bocci.
28 Table Light - Results from an innovative fabrication process that manipulates both the temperature and the direction of air flow into blown glass. The result is a slightly distorted sphere with an interior landscape of satellite shapes, including an opaque milk glass diffuser that houses a LED lamp. 28 is available in 90 different colours.
28 Stem - The system allows for floor, ceiling or columnar installation. Columnar installation available as a a spring-loaded floor to ceiling application. Floor version can be plugged into a wall outlet for maximum flexibility. 28 is available in 90 different colours.
84 - A white glass moil is captured inside a fine copper mesh basket and then plunged into hot clear glass. Air is blown into the matrix to gently push the white glass through the mesh, creating a delicate pillowed form that is suspended inside the thick outer layer of clear glass. Sometimes the copper mesh basket folds and crinkles, adding specificity to each piece.
31.3 Polygon Glassware - A group of 41, 18, or 8 individual glass elements designed to be arranged into compositions. The departure points for the project are twofold: a mathematical query into geometric tiling on the one hand, and the investigation of ancient colour formulas in Czech glassmaking on the other.
84.2 Copper Mesh Glass Vase - Is created by suspending a bubble of white or coloured glass within a fine copper mesh basket that is then plunged into hot clear glass. Air is blown into the matrix to gently push the white or coloured glass through the mesh, creating a delicate pillowed form that rests inside the thick outer layer of clear glass. Undulations in the exterior shape are a natural consequence of the fabrication process and differ in each iteration of the procedure. The aperture is flared open, cut and finished, allowing the piece to function as a vase, and expressing the unique and specific outline of the copper mesh along the perimeter.
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