bocci.

bocci_28d_04

Boc-ci  n. game of Italian origin similar to lawn bowling that is played with wooden balls on a long narrow court covered with fine gravel.

I discovered these lamps during Design Junction last year. I was quite taken with them, as was my three-year-old. In fact, they kept him entertained for quite some time.

There are many incarnations. The 57 Series will be unveiled at Euroluce trade fair in Milan during Salone Internazionale del Mobile next month. There is the 28 series chandelier, and 14 series pendant light. I’m particularly partial to this one – the 28 series desk lamp.

A bowling-ball sized glass sphere created by a complex glass blowing technique, results in the spherical shape with a collection of inner ‘satellites’. One of these is an opaque milk white glass bubble that houses a 20 watt xenon lamp. The fixture is designed to sit on a horizontal surface – desk, table, shelf, or floor. The flexible grey cable is intended to be coiled into a sculptural pattern to provide a cushioned surface on which the glass sits.

The colours are many and various. And it’s low voltage. Dimensions, 15cm diameter.

henry at the fairbocci_28d_05bocci_28d_02bocci_28d_01

Get one, here

More found objects, here

3 thoughts on “bocci.

  1. poppytump

    I fear I would develop an obsession with moving constantly them around . Just because you can .
    Beautiful Globes 😉

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s