Bomma unveils glass lighting collection by six Czech designers
Dezeen promotion: Czech brand Bomma has released its new collection of glass lighting, which includes a bondage-inspired lamp and a pendant modelled on soap bubbles.
Glass manufacturer Bomma chose six Czech designers to create the collection of seven lights, which fuse traditional design with modern techniques and technologies.
Named Contemporary Design Meets Brutalist Architecture, the collection was photographed inside the Czech Embassy in Berlin.
Designed by Vladimír and Věra Machonin, and built between 1970 and 1978, the building is an example of the Czechoslovak brutalist architectural style.
"Bomma highlights the often overlooked era of 1960s and 70s brutalist architecture and design," said the brand.
"It's a style that had no reason to flourish in the west, yet forms an integral part of the eastern-European heritage, with many ultra-modern and monumental works created during this era."
Ota Svoboda's hand-blown Soap light plays with varying colours and transparency. It is based on the continuously changing shapes created by soap bubbles.
Designer Kateřina Handlová has contributed two pieces inspired by tied objects, including the Shibari collection, which references the Japanese technique of binding objects with ropes as a way of communication.
For the Tied-up Romance light, Handlová used leather straps and metal fastenings, aiming to express the fragility of glass.
Eduard Herrmann's Ignis uses delicate cuts to diffuse light, while Dechem's Phenomena lighting is inspired by simple geometric shapes and Greek philosophy.
Other products in the collection include the ephemeral Lantern by Jan Plecháč and Henry Wielgus and the giant Tim Lights by Studio Olgoj Chorchoj, whose members also serve as Bomma creative directors.
Bomma was launched in 2012. It has previously collaborated with Jakub Pollág, Maxim Velčovský and Arik Levy.