The 28 series light fixtures are customizable in over 50 different colours. This video shows a few small drops in the sea of possibilities.
28 (vimeo.com/23515183) is an exploration of fabrication process which is part of Bocci's quest for specificity in manufacturing. Instead of designing form, here the intent was to design a system that produces form. 28's result form a method that has loose parameters built into it, which produces a different shape in every iteration of the fabrication procedure. Individual 28 pendants result from a complex glass blowing technique whereby air is intermittently introduced into and then removed from a glass matrix which is intermittently heated and then rapidly cooled. The result is a distorted spherical shape with a composed collection of inner shapes, one of which is made of opaque milk glass and houses a low voltage lamp.
In April of 2011, Bocci switched out the green 28 series chandelier (vimeo.com/23515183) installed at Gene Cafe in Vancouver, BC and replaced it with a colourful, spring inspired piece. The green chandelier was then sent to Milan at Spazio Rossana Orlandi (vimeo.com/22679741) for the Milan Furniture and Lighting Fair.
Video by: Gwenael Lewis for New Document
Music by: Edo Van Breemen
19 is an exploration of sand casting which is a low fidelity technique used for making metallic objects. The technique involves pressing a shape into sand to create a void, and then roughly pouring molten metal into the void. Some overspill is a by-product of this process, which is, in conventional circumstances, cleaned up after production and refinished.
In this project we explored the expressive possibilities of the overspill. We developed a technique that encourages a generous and unpredictable overspill during production, which occurs along the entire open perimeter of the cast piece, making a unique 'halo' fir every piece fabricated. We chose to use a high copper content brass such that the overspill oxidizes instantly, producing an extremely textured surface that stands in contrast to the interior of the piece, which retains a smooth finish because it does not come in contact with air, and which we hand-polish to a near mirror finish.