Friday, June 22, 2012

Furniture Fridays

If you have experienced the intense heat wave we have been having all I can say is I hope it comes to an end soon - summer has really arrived and I don't know if I am fully prepared for it to be such a scorcher! Grab an cold drink, iced coffee or other, and please help me in welcoming the brilliant Holly from HvH Interiors to Furniture Fridays.  I have met Holly through this wonderful world of social media and admire and respect her eye, aesthetic and outlook on the world of design.  When she told me what her favorite piece wasI was so exited.  The thing I love most about this series is people's interpretation of Your Favorite Piece, and the diversity of items we have seen so far. I am excited at Holly's selection as not only is it unique to have our first visit of lighting to the series but it is one of my favorite pieces too! Thanks Holly!!

Hello Canoe Design readers! When Anna asked me to guest post on her fabulous Furniture Fridays series, I was super delighted and I knew right away what I wanted to share with you.

First of all, I have a huge crush on Bocci in general. I love most of their products and I admire their expert and passionate craftsmanship. Second, they are a Canadian company (I'm Canadian too!) based in Vancouver with a satellite company in Berlin, Germany (I absolutely love Berlin and lived there for a year!). So you can understand my crush, right?

Back to the 14 series pendant. Designed by Omer Arbel in 2005, 14 series challenges the concept of the traditional chandelier. Here's what Bocci says about it: "Instead of a central sculptural object, the 14 series is an ambient chandelier, achieving its power through a strategy of composition and clustering. The 14 series fills the volume of a room, making the height and shape of its dimensions understood to the inhabitants in a direct physical manner."

Beautifully delicate as a single item or dynamically powerful as a cluster, I think that either way, the 14 series is purely magical. Each one is hand made and therefore each one is unique.

As I mentioned, I admire their craftsmanship so I leave you with a video of Bocci in action. They are actually making the 28 series in this video, a close cousin of the 14 series. Nevertheless, an amazing sneak peak into the process. You'll especially love this if you are interested in glass blowing.

I hope you liked my Furniture Fridays pick. Even though lighting technically falls under the "furnishings" or "fixtures" categories, I chose to go with this because I absolutely love this pendant light. Anyhow, lighting is a very important player in our interior spaces, as important as furniture can be.

Thank you Anna for having me over, and a great day to everyone reading.

Xx. Holly.

Images via the Bocci Gallery and video via Bocci Video


  1. This lighting fixture is amazing. I've seen it recently on Pinterest and various blogs - seems to be trending. It reminds me of a great, sophisticated light installation we have in our new offices. It's not the same but similar. I like the lightness and magic it evokes. Great choice, Holly!

  2. It's so great to see Holly here!
    To choose Bocci was just an amazing idea and the reason, why she choosed it, just makes me smile. Anyway Bocci's lights are very, very beautiful and as Igor said, they have something magical. (Yes, 'magic' seems to be the right word here) I LOVE them, too.

  3. I happen to know Holly LOVES Bocci. It's one of the first things I found out about her:)

    Great video.

    I like them but prefer it as a single item to really appreciate it's beauty.
    Great post Holly!! x

  4. Thank you Anna for having me as a guest on your blog and to allow me to express my admiration of one of my favourite design items :)


  5. fab post. holly sent me happy to 'meet' you. love the inspiration. all things good.

  6. I believe it sounded like you have problems yourself by trying to solve this issue instead of looking at the problem in the first place.


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