Bocci 14 Series Pendants
Designed by Omer Arbel
This low voltage pendant is designed to be clustered. Each individual pendant is an articulated cast glass sphere with a frosted cylindrical void that houses either a 10 watt xenon or 1.8 watt LED lamp.
Project: Modern house in Mesa Geitonia area.
Project: Armenohori Villa
Traditionally, chandeliers have been understood as central, sculptural installations, which become the visual focus of a room. The 14 series, designed by Omer Arbel in 2005, is the original chandelier to challenge this concept. Instead of a central sculptural object, the 14 series is an ambient chandelier, achieving its power through a strategy of composition and clustering. The 14 series fills the volume of a room, making the height and shape of its dimensions understood to the inhabitants in a direct physical manner.
The 14 series pendant is an articulated, seamed cast glass sphere with a frosted cylindrical void that houses either a low voltage xenon or LED lamp. Individual pendants are visually quite subtle, but gain tremendous strength when multiplied and clustered in large groups. Light interacts with the bubbles and imperfections of the cast glass to produce a glow reminiscent of small candles floating within spheres of water. Cast glass is an organic process, imperfect by nature, and each 14 series pendant is handmade; thus, every piece produced is unique.