Alongside his Series 28 Chandelier at Spazio Rossana Orlandi, Omer Arbel presents Series 19, produced by his design and manufacturing company Bocci. The copper trays are romantic, severe and volcanic, combining a high polish with a rough, imprecise and unrepeatable edge.
As Arbel explains in the video, he works by designing systems that give way to form rather than chiseling away at the form itself. In this project, he explores sandcasting, spilling molten metal between a tool (forming the basin of the bowl) and a sand pit. The rough copper piece is then polished in the basin only, showing two properties of one material.
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