I was glad to receive an email about the Bocci series 28 pendant lights. I had seen the series 14 lights and loved the idea of them singularly or grouped together – they are classic and individual enough that they avoid ubiquity.
So, these striking 28 series pendant lights are all made individually by Vancouver-based Bocci’s highly skilled glassblowers at their studio which ensures the organic shape and composition of each pendant are never the same. The complex glass blowing technique whereby air pressure is introduced into and then removed from a glass matrix, which is then intermittently heated and then rapidly cooled, provides a striking distorted spherical shape with a composed collection of inner shapes.
Enough of my talk, watch this beautiful video to fall head over heels...
Unlike typical corporate structures, Bocci operates unconventionally as a co-operative community of designers, architects, craftspeople, technicians, agents, governance bodies, testing facilities, raw materials suppliers and fine shops.
Designed to cluster in hexagonal shapes, the 28 series pendants nestle into one another to create different patterns dependent on the tone and interior of the space it hangs in. 28 series is an exploration of fabrication process which is part of creative director, Omer Arbel’s, quest for specificity in manufacturing.
Instead of designing form itself, the intent for the 28 series was to design a system that produces form. Arbel developed a method that has loose parameters built into it, which produces a different shape in every iteration of the fabrication procedure. Thus, every 28 series pendant made is formally different from any other in existence.
If you stop by the newly-opened Holloway's of Ludlow London showroom you'll spy these pendant lights on display in all of their glory.