Bocci is a contemporary design and manufacturing house based in Vancouver, Canada, with a satellite company based in Berlin, Germany.
Unlike typical corporate structures, Bocci operates unconventionally as a co-operative community of designers, architects, craftspeople, technicians, agents, governance bodies, testing facilities, raw materials suppliers and fine shops. Their aim is to build a healthy, flexible and stable network united under the goal of creating practical but striking consumer goods of the highest quality.Read More
The trend in contemporary manufacturing is to outsource production. In contrast, Bocci is committed to manufacturing at our Vancouver factory. They have a fully equipped glass blowing studio in the same building as our offices, warehouse and design studio, and off site locations for glass casting, ceramics and metal sand casting. Bocci’s designers, technicians and salespeople walk through the factory floor to get to their desks, and thus have an intimate and profound connection to our work.
Even though Bocci’s pieces focus on the more emotional, irrational and romantic shades of the contemporary design spectrum, they are deeply committed to rigorous and intelligent execution. Bocci is not afraid of technical complexity, and are constantly searching for technical innovation. They came to the conclusion that commercially available lamps did not meet Bocci’s rigorous quality standards, they developed and are now manufacturing their own proprietary Xenon and LED lamps, which have longer lamp lives and lower failure rates than any available alternative. Bocci’s thirst for innovation translates into everything we do, ranging from the process of making the sculptural chandelier shades, to the design of the components that hold them together, to the lamps that are used to light them, and to the packaging that contains them.
73V is an expansion of the technique used to create Bocci’s popular 73 Series. The new pendant features a novel oblong shape and gradient colour range. 73V results from blowing molten glass into a folded, heat-resistant ceramic fabric. The resulting shape has a formal and textural expression intuitively associated with fabric, which becomes permanent as it cools. A light source is positioned at the top of each pendant, accentuating the volumetric perception of the piece as well as the gradation of colour.
Individual Pendant: 7-9"H x 6.5-8"D