Known for their conceptually crafted lighting that blurs the boundaries between craft and design, Canadian design studio Bocci headed by creative director Omer Arbel produces ethereal, sculptural lighting solutions all developed, engineered, and fabricated in-house. Each design exhibits themes of intrinsic mechanical, physical, and chemical qualities of materials and the exploration of light as a medium.
This year during Euroluce in Milan, the creative studio presented a new concept, offering an alternative to conventional track-lighting systems. With “74” the new system consists of LED spotlights housed inside of interlocked turned-steel mirrored spheres secured with a system of magnetic attachment points, allowing maximum control over the projected light. One significant element, the lens, is made from high-precision mirrored cast glass and coated with a gradient process that aesthetically marries glass and metal. A series of cables freely composed in three-dimensional space allows the spheres to be installed as desired and offers a fully customizable lighting solution where each adjustable sphere can direct its beam anywhere.
Luminaire discovered Omer Arbel’s work during his debut year at ICFF in New York City, where the 14 Series was presented for the first time and were immediately impressed by the purity of form and proportion of the glass sphere light. After offering support and mentorship to the young creatives, Luminaire brought the collection into their showrooms, becoming the first U.S brand to offer the line.