Designer(s): Omer Arbel, Canada
Category: Lighting, Professional
About the Artist
Inspired by the sporadic arrangement that barnacles make on a rock surface, the 21 features thin sheets of raw white porcelain wrapped around frosted blown borosilicate glass trumpet shapes. The result is a contrast between an organic diffused light passing through the translucent white porcelain skin and a sharp, crisp light passing through the frosted Borosilicate component, visible on the interior of each pendant. The fabrication process ensures that every individual 21 pendant is completely unique from any other 21 pendant ever produced. The 21 series pendants are designed to be clustered together in large clumps. The 21 is a very emotional exploration of the custom chandelier medium. Traditionally porcelain is slip cast or sculpted into very specific forms. This project, however, features a very unique fabrication method that yields different forms in every iteration. The result is that the material is allowed to bend and fold according to its own intrinsic logic, thus every piece produced is original.