Universe, Material and People III 關於宇宙、物質、人類

初次到訪某店時,發現兩邊牆上各有半顆玻璃珠,用餐途中時不時回頭偷瞄,好奇琉璃的光影會有些什麼變化。簡單線條繪成調皮的掛畫,勾起腦中畫面的一件文藝陶瓷,時常碰觸使用的餐具及意外撞到的傢俱,音響播放器的運作聲,只要是容許停駐放鬆的地方,便會讓人不自覺伸出感知的觸角與空間互動。

The two enthralling hemispheres on the wall captivated my attention, which was mounted far away at the end of the second floor. As far as it was a place that allowed us to stop by, we spread our wings of sensory to experience and interact with a space in a way that we might not have realised; Staring at a painting that is created with playful but simple lines on the wall, picking up a piece of porcelain that arouse hidden memory deep down in the iceberg, using everyday cutlery and an "ouch" kicking the edge of furniture pieces, and listening to the sound of CD player no matter it's on or off.

近距離直望的漂亮玻璃通透不而,牆上四散的光線根根分明卻不覺刺眼,總有種想不起來在哪裡遇見過的熟悉感。後來洽談品牌授權才發現,那牆上的玻璃珠子形態確是跟14十分相像,而14正是讓Bocci發展成商業雕塑燈具的起點。

The clear glass spells the crystal clear shape of sunlight as if there were dynamic light and shadow. It does remind you of somewhere you have ever seen or been to. Things go in such a similar way that once believed the pair of sun was 14. The very first well-loved enchanting lighting '14' was Bocci's very first step to the world of industrial sculptural lighting.

單一燈具的形態便足以喚醒想像,科幻電影中具侵略意味的血絲細胞生長,鳥居注連繩上緊綁的紙垂,銀河中的星雲氣體,甚至是動畫傳說中住在森林深處奶白發亮的樹妖;望著燈具本身,好奇製作過程如何凝結變幻的瞬間,他們恍惚有著暫停時間的超能力。(請參考他們的製作過程)

A single lamp makes spells to freeze the clock and inspire: aggressive stretches of blood vessels in science fiction, a ‘shide’ hanging on the ‘shimenawa’ in front of the ‘tori’, strange fast-moving galactic wind in the Milky Way galaxy, the milky wonder of sparkling dryad from animation movies, etc. (Please watch their fabricating video for reference)

展覽廳藝術館數十件同時展現龐大的空間感,高低錯落的遞進如視線模糊地穿過無數雜草枝節,跑到林木的盡頭,光影灑落同時聽見崖下的海浪,視野瞬間擴闊填滿整個空間的壯麗。

Installations of sculptural lighting in theatre and museum are like, running through the forbidden forest with blurred sight when you’re in front of clusters of  high and low pendants and rigids; reaching out the sound of ripple under the cliff when the spatial impression is formed with beams and shadow;  opening up one’s horizons at a moment when your attention is catched and dive deep into the spaciousness.
他們做著想要的、喜歡的事情,如最近的大型石灰切割實驗、像凍肉般以巨型冰塊運送的蠟燭等;不循規蹈矩的燈具設計、建築、藝術作品中,全然內部消化的燈具設計最能自由發揮,手執物料的持續實驗,享受發掘的趣味自成一角。怪不得Omel Arbel在CEREAL Magazine - Material of Light一篇受訪時笑言:最好的評價當然是有趣,不然他們只是件垃圾。
When everything is under their in-house control, development and fabrication of Industrial lighting requires less compromising than architectural or art projects collaborating with third parties. Importance of human hands is the core from within to pick up a piece of material and enjoy themselves in development and experiment.

When others are talking about inspiration and results, they only care about the fabrication process; which drying process/ lengthen of dipping/ temperature of burning/ small difference in drying process, duration of dipping, temperature of burning the materials could result in big changes. Everything is up in the air until actual fabrication is proceeded.

Do what they feel like themselves to be and pursue what they wish to be regardless of trend or material limit; Pouring, drying and ending up cutting the huge piece of concrete into slices; Shipping and delivering their latest piece of candle in a big ice cube like frozen meat to protect the fragile wax. No wonder, Omel Arbel once revealed with CEREAL Magazine “At best, they’re interesting, at worst, garbage,” brought down the house and they all burst out laughing. (refer to The Material of Light, CEREAL Magazine)

簡單來說,是「你覺得佢係乜嘢就係一舊乜嘢」。有分量的玻璃以金屬編織的同軸電纜懸吊十分牢固,是可以輕手觸碰的手工藝品,Bocci全系列可於店內預訂,網店只有上載數款,敬請預約光臨。

Bocci的燈具由溫哥華速遞直送香港,運送時間暫不受疫情或船運延遲影響,其他預訂則需時半年,農曆新年後才能收到。

Frankly speaking, the piece is simply what you think it is. Weighty glasses are hung sturdily with braided metal coaxial cables, always welcome heedful touch and interaction with care and appreciation. Full collections are now available for pre-order in store, while only selected collections are available online, book an appointment now.

Lighting from Bocci are shipping from Vancouver by express courier, which disruption nor delay are expected at the moment under global epidemic and crisis, while other pre-orders are expected to take extra 8 - 10 weeks by sea shipment.

關於Bocci
Light Up In The Air I 無法預測的燈飾形態
Light that was not be named II 沒有名字的雕塑燈飾
Universe, Material and People III 關於宇宙、物質、人類

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Text Credit: Establo Lifestyle