28 results from an innovative fabrication process that manipulates both the temperature and the directionof air flow into blown glass. 28 is formed by creating a conventional glass-blown sphere and allowing it to cool, then using a blowtorch to create a hot patch on the circumference.
A different colour of super-hot glass is dropped into the heated exterior patch and air is pulled out of the piece – creating a vacuum inside the original sphere, to which only the very hot, recently introduced glass can respond in a controlled implosion.
The result is a slightly distorted sphere with an interior landscape of satellite shapes, including an opaque milk glass diffuser that houses either a low-voltage xenon or LED lamp. 28’s may be suspended using coaxial cable in hexagonal clusters, composed in ambient groupings, or mounted using a specialized copper tube suspension system.
Standard 28 pendants are made with clear glass exterior spheres and milk white diffusers. Custom 28’s can be crafted in near-infinite colour variations. Use Bocci's configurator [http://28.bocci.ca/#… [http://28.bocci.ca/#…]] to choose your composition then contact Clippings Concierge [/firstname.lastname@example.org [/mailto:email@example.com]] to place your order.
Due to the handcrafted nature of this piece, the size, colour depth, tonality, and both number and location of interior satellites will vary.