14

Lead Designer
Prize(s)1st Place in Home Interior Products / Lighting
Entry Description

The 14 series is a family of low-voltage pendant lighting products designed to be clustered in groups. Visually quite subtle, each individual pendant is an articulated, seamed cast glass sphere with a frosted cylindrical void which houses a 10Watt halogen bulb. When lit, the glow of the lights gives the effect of tiny candles floating in a sphere of water. The light interacts with the imperfections and bubbles of the cast glass to make a visually rich halo of light. Cast glass is an organic process, imperfect by nature, so each piece produced is distinctive.

Bio

Bocci, started in 2005, is a contemporary design and manufacturing house located in Vancouver, Canada, operating under the creative directorship of Omer Arbel. Bocci is committed to fostering a healthy cooperative community of designers, craftspeople, technicians, manufacturers and fine shops, with the goal of creating practical but also quite enchanting consumer goods of the highest quality.
Bocci is well known thus far for large chandelier installations and custom fabrications of extremely large proportions. These are featured in hotels, restaurants, high-profile homes, and establishments worldwide. Large chandeliers by Bocci have made their way to various high profile locations including the Philip Lim boutique in Soho; W Hotels in Montreal and Atlanta; Neda in San Francisco and Dubai; Club Monaco in Hong Kong; Axis Casino in Nottingham UK, Ilori stores throughout North America; STK restaurants in New York and Los Angeles; Stanford Hospital, George Brown College in Toronto, and many others.
About Omer Arbel:
Omer Arbel, Bocci?s creative director, trained in late 1990s as an architect under Enric Miralles in Barcelona and John and Patricia Patkau in Vancouver. His architectural background is evident in his furniture and lighting design ? his pieces are characterized not only by their own inherent qualities but also by the way they affect the spaces around them. Arbel?s work has received some of the highest honors of contemporary industrial design and has been published extensively.