June 1, 2011

Numbers by Bocci…

No. 28 / photography by Robert Keizure

Very much in awe of these pendant light fixtures designed by Omar Arbel of Bocci. Can’t decide whether I like them displayed alone or in a cluster. Each has its own organic quality that I’m really drawn to. When hung by itself, it’s so visually subtle and quiet that it allows the room to have a life of its own. Oh but when they are clustered like a pendant chandelier, they become the center stage… everything in the room revolves around the cluster. The floating and almost candle-like effect is mesmerizing. Quote, due to the organic nature of cast glass – hand crafted and inherently imperfect – each piece produced is entirely unique from any other piece, unquote. Well, I beg to differ on the “inherently imperfect” bit. I think they are quite perfect indeed, in all their shining glory – with bruises, bubbles and all.

No. 14 / photography by Gwenael Lewis

No. 14 / photography by Karen Bubas

No. 21 / photography by Janis Nicolay

No. 21 / photography by Karen Bubas


No. 28 / photography by Gwenael Lewis

No. 28 / photography by Leo Torri

No. 28 / photography by Cory Dawson

Oh, and did I mention they design furniture as well? Love the random folds and pleats…

No. 25 / photography by Nikolas Koenig

{ all images from Bocci }

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One Response to “Numbers by Bocci…”

  1. bocce ball set Says:
    June 21st, 2011 at 10:49 pm

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