21.11 Multi Light Pendant
The Bocci 21 Series, designed by Omer Arbel, was inspired by the sporadic, discordant arrangement of barnacles on a rock surface. The 21 is fabricated from a process in which thin porcelain sheets are draped over an inverted diffuser made of sandblasted borosilicate glass. The thin porcelain skin is allowed to dress the borosilicate core in whatever form occurs naturally – creating a unique shape in every iteration of the fabrication process. Each glass diffuser houses a low-voltage xenon or LED lamp. A strong contrast occurs between the soft, organically distributed light passing through the white porcelain skin and the crisp light moving through the glass diffuser. 21s are designed to cluster in groups, with individual pieces touching each other to create a layered composition in three dimensions.
21.11 is comprised of 11 raw porcelain pendants which attach using a fixed length headphone jack connection to either a rectangular or square white powder coated canopy.
Pendant: 5"W x 7"H
Square 20" x 2" Deep
Rectangle 33.5" Long x 11.5" wide x 2" Deep
1.5 watt LED
20 watt Xenon
shortest and longest lengths must be provided and are recommended to be at least 12" (300mm) apart to create an optimum cascade. Bocci will create a random selection of lengths throughout the minimum and maximum range provided.
Bocci is a design and manufacturing company based in Vancouver and Berlin. Founded in 2005 under the creative directorship of Omer Arbel, Bocci is committed to fostering a lateral and open-ended relationship between creative direction and craft.
The company launched with one lighting design, ‘14’, which became an instant classic and remains a design staple and bestseller. Bocci’s growing portfolio of sculptural lighting is developed, engineered and fabricated in-house, through an infrastructure calibrated to provide full control over technique, quality and scale.
Based between Vancouver and Berlin, Omer Arbel cultivates a fluid position, between the fields of architecture, sculpture, invention and design. Focal themes of his work include the intrinsic mechanical, physical, and chemical qualities of materials and the exploration of light as a medium.