An understated luminaire, as light as air.
January 20th, 2010
A conventional chandelier brings to mind cascading crystals and intricate details, but the graceful ’28 Candelier’ embodies elegance in the most understated fashion.
Designed by Canadian architect and industrial designer Omer Arbel – who has worked with heavywight architects as Enric Miralles and Patkau architects – the series 28 chandelier is produced with a unique blowing technique.
Air is intermittently blown in and sucked out of a heated and then cooled glass matrix – a technique developed by the young designer to produce these delicate spheres which cluster together to form the globular chandelier.
The result is a configuration of distorted spherical shapes with a composed collection of inner shapes, one of which houses a low voltage 20W halogen or xenon lamp.
With a keen interest in exploring diverse techniques with materials, Arbel works from the Omer Arbel Office (OAO), which he founded in 2005, where he finds unique synergies between architecture and industrial design.
Arbel is creative director of manufacturing and design company, Bocci, available through Hub Furniture.
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