Wednesday 25 Sep 2013
Designed by Bocci's Creative Director, Omer Arbel, the massive vertically punctuated light installation located at the main atrium of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
Cascading more than 30 metres through the entrance and the ceramics gallery, the installation is made of 280 individual glass pendant lamps.
The multi-coloured orbs are handmade in Bocci's Canadian glass factory using a complex glass blowing technique whereby air pressure is intermittently introduced into and then removed from a glass matrix (which is intermittently heated and then rapidly cooled). The result is a distorted spherical shape with a composed collection of inner shapes
The individual lamps - the 28 Series - are made with clear glass exterior spheres and milk white interior glass cavities. Custom 28 series pendants are possible with infinite versatility in colour compositions, sizes and shapes.
The piece will remain on display at the V & A in London until the end of 2013.