87 series by Bocci
To create this ribbon-like effect, soda water is used to trap air in hot glass. The glass is then stretched and repeatedly folded back on itself. As the glass cools, the folding motion affects the trapped air resulting in a pearlescent quality in the finished glass.
Design: Omer Arbel
Omer Arbel explores the intrinsic mechanical, physical, and chemical qualities of materials as fundamental departure points for making work. Arbel’s pieces have been exhibited at the Barbican, the Victoria and Albert Museum, Spazio Rossana Orlandi, Monte Clark Gallery and Dimore Gallery. He is the recipient of the 2010 Ronald J. Thom Award for Early Design Achievement and the 2015 Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Allied Arts Medal. Omer Arbel is the creative director of Bocci.