38 pushes the fabrication technique originally developed for 28 to its technical and material limits. A large glass sphere is blown witha multitude of haphazard interior cavities,which intersect and collide with each other in unpredictable ways.

Colour
Clear
Depth
50cm
Dimmable
No
Height
300cm
Light bulb cap type
G4
Light bulb type
Xenon
Light bulbs included
Yes
Material
Blown Glass
Max wattage
10w
Power connection
Ceiling Rose
Secondary colour
Copper
Secondary material
Copper Tubing
Suitable for outdoor use
No
Total cable length
300cm
Weight
8kg
Width
50cm

Several of these satellite cavities are deep enough to hold earth and succulent or cacti plantings, while others house lighting elements. Each 38 contains two or three lighting elements per large sphere, and one or two planters.

A stiff copper tubing system provides electricity and suspension, enabling compositional freedom on either the horizontal or vertical plane.

The copper tubing crinkles and bends during installation, occasionally supporting a small standalone planter (called a “moon”), which appears to have escaped the confines of the nearest 38 sphere.
Due to the handcrafted nature of 38, pendant size, diameter, shape, and the number and location of interior satellites will vary.


Omer Arbel

Omer Arbel explores the intrinsic mechanical, physical, and chemical qualities of materials as fundamental departure points for making work. Arbel’s pieces have been exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum, Spazio Rossana Orlandi, Mallett, Monte Clark Gallery and Dimore Gallery. He is the recipient of the 2010 Ronald J. Thom Award for Early Design Achievement and the 2015 Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Allied Arts Medal. Omer Arbel is the creative director of Bocci.


Bocci is a contemporary design and manufacturing company based in Vancouver and Berlin.