The blown glass sphere of the 84 Series Surface Light by Omer Arbel for Bocci starts with a white glass moil captured inside a fine copper mesh basket then plunged into hot clear glass. Air is blown into the matrix to gently push the white glass through the mesh, creating a delicate pillowed form that is suspended inside the thick outer layer of clear glass. Sometimes the copper mesh basket folds and crinkles, adding specificity to each piece. Undulations in the exterior shape are a natural consequence of the fabrication process and accentuate the gentle white pillowing below. A low-voltage xenon or LED light source is introduced into the piece, casting a warm coppery hue.
- 84s and 84Vs are surface-mounted light fixtures with a 2.2″ diameter mounting plate designed to be mounted on walls and ceilings. Please note, the 84s and 84Vs do not attach directly to a junction box and require the power supply (driver/transformer) to be remote mounted. The minimum amount of power supplies to power the ordered quantity of fixtures will be provided unless otherwise specified.
- 84sp and 84Vsp have a paintable 4.5″ diameter mounting plate designed to be mounted on walls and ceilings, directly to a standard junction box (not included). The power supply is integrally mounted.
Each surface light comes with either a 10-watt xenon or 1.5-watt LED lamp and power supplies as specified above.
Bocci is a lighting design and manufacturing company based in Vancouver and Berlin. Founded in 2005 under the creative directorship of Omer Arbel, Bocci represents an approach to lighting that is devoted to the relationship between spaces and objects.