Movie: Omer Arbel on "making chandeliers
on an agricultural farm"

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In this movie by Gwenael Lewis, designer Omer Arbel talks about the story behind the 14 Series lights he produced under-the-radar in a barn to create a chandelier for Canadian lighting company Bocci.

Movie: Omer Arbel on "making chandeliers on an agricultural farm"

Above photo is by Spencer Hung

The chandelier is made from cast glass spheres that have frosted cylindrical voids through their centres to hold the bulbs.

Movie: Omer Arbel on "making chandeliers on an agricultural farm"

Above photo is by Gwenael Lewis

In the movie, Arbel describes the "amazing, hypnotic, buttery feeling" he experienced while drilling through the glass balls and that the process began his "intense and intimate relationship" with manufacturing.

Movie: Omer Arbel on "making chandeliers on an agricultural farm"

Above photo is by Michael Boland

He also explains how they had to pretend their machinery was farming equipment when inspectors came round to check on the building's use.

Movie: Omer Arbel on "making chandeliers on an agricultural farm"

Above photo is by Gwenael Lewis

We've featured a few stories about Bocci, including a series of movies about the 28 Series chandelier here.

Movie: Omer Arbel on "making chandeliers on an agricultural farm"

Above photo is by Cory Dawson

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