Founded by Omer Arbel in a red barn surrounded by hay on the periphery of Vancouver. The co-operative company launched with just the 14 series. Since then it has gone from strength to strength, expanding and diversifying the collection, in addition to creating a European base in Berlin.
Each series in the collection explores the intrinsic mechanical, physical and chemical qualities of its materials as a fundamental departure point. For instance, the chandeliers in the 28 series comprise of spheres, made using a blown glass fabrication process which alternates both the temperature (selectively hot and cold) and the direction of air flow (intermittently in and out). The technique yields a slightly distorted sphere with an interior landscape of satellite shapes resulting from a series of controlled implosions. Their recent 84 series explores the interaction of copper and glass via an intriguing process of gently pushing white glass through the mesh of the copper to create delicate pillowed forms.
Bocci's lighting can be seen in restaurants, galleries, hotels and museums across the world including the Barbican, Spazio Rossana Orlandi and the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Viaduct has worked closely with Bocci as an official UK dealer since their launch in 2005.