designed by: OMER ARBEL
manufactured by: BOCCI
Year of production: 2012
38 is a surrealistically motivated re-exploration of a technique of making originally developed for a previous project called 28, whereby air is pushed in and out of glass that is intermittently heated and cooled. In the case of this project, the technique is stretched to the limits of possibility. Large glass spheres are blown, and then a multitude of white cavities are introduced into them haphazardly, intentionally intersecting and colliding with each other. Several of these are deep enough to contain earth and succulent and cacti plantings. Others are used as housings for lighting elements. There are two or three lighting elements per large sphere (which houses either a 10 watt xenon or a 1.8 watt LED), and one or two planters. Electricity and suspension are achieved using stiff copper tubing, which is allowed to tangle and crinkle, seemingly without regard for gravity. Once in a while, these copper tubes loop around satellite white planters, appearing to have escaped from the confines of the lit clear glass spheres.
Due to the hand crafted nature of the 38 series, the pendant size as well as the number and location of interior satellites, pendant diameter, and sometimes shape may vary.
The 38.3 is a 38 series chandelier with 3 light sources, 2 moons and 3 small independent canopies that can be configured as needed, including placement on walls.
Electricity and suspension are achieved using stiff copper tubing, which is allowed to tangle and crinkle, seemingly without regard for gravity. Once in a while these copper tubes loop around moon white planters, which appear to have escaped from the confines of the lit clear glass spheres. The 38.3 can be used on its own, or like other 38 series chandeliers works well in applications where the intent is to create a horizontal spread of pendants and foliage. This chandelier works best in groupings where the copper can be manipulated between multiple canopies to allow for limitless composition. - See more at: http://www.matisse.co.nz/brands/Bocci1/series-38-3#sthash.40rTHwfc.dpuf