Bocci 21 Series Pendants
Designed by Omer Arbel
A random amount of raw porcelain is flattened and rolled into a pancake shape, which is then wrapped around a frosted borosilicate glass inverted trumpet diffuser. The thin porcelain skin is allowed to flop over the borosilicate core to create whatever form is most natural to it, thus making a unique shape, of varying size, in each iteration of the fabrication process.
21's are meant to be mounted in groupings, such that the pieces touch each other to form clumps. The relatively simple shapes of the individual pendants, when placed in a group, make a complex sculptural form.
Each diffuser houses either a low voltage (12V, 20W xenon) lamp or proprietary, dimmable, and replaceable LED. A strong contrast is established between the organically distributed soft light passing through the translucent charcoal grey or white porcelain skin and the sharp, crisp light passing through the borosilicate glass diffuser.