Traditionally, chandeliers have been understood as central, sculptural installations that are the visual focus of a room. The Bocci 14 Series, designed by Omer Arbel in 2005, is one of the first collections to challenge this idea. The 14 Series is an ambient chandelier, achieving its power through a strategy of composition and clustering.
The 14 Series pendant is a seamed, cast glass sphere with a frosted cylindrical void that houses either a low voltage xenon or a replaceable LED lamp. Individual pendants are visually subtle, but gain tremendous strength when grouped and clustered. Light interacts with the bubbles and imperfections of the cast glass to produce a glow reminiscent of small candles floating within spheres of water.
The collection offers flexibility in both design and scale, with configurations ranging from a single pendant to an impressive 36 pendant chandelier.