Vancouver-based designer Omer Arbel is constantly experimenting with process and form, and his latest debut is a dynamic progression in his series of organically shaped pendants.
The amorphous shape of 73, so named for the chronological place in Arbel’s design continuum, is the result of gray glass blown straight into heat-resistant ceramic fabric. First a loose fabric vessel is created, next the hot glass is blown inside. Just like all of Arbel’s glass works, the piece is created without a mold of any kind.
The final form is created once the glass cools; the fabric is temporary. A flat LED lamp is inserted, creating a diffused illumination. Each piece is completely unique and they are meant to hang together in a group.
The light is pictured here in a transparent shade.
A close-up view of the lamp's fabric-like texture.
Other news from Bocci includes the announcement that 2015 marks the company’s ten-year anniversary. A new showroom/warehouse/living laboratory will soon open within a historic Berlin courthouse with a six-story atrium.