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.
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.
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)
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)
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.
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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Photo Credit: Fahim Kassam, Bocci
Text Credit: Establo Lifestyle