Bocci is a contemporary design and manufacturing company based in Vancouver, Canada, with a satellite office in Berlin, Germany. Founded in 2005 by entrepreneur Randy Bishop, who continues to own and operate the company along with its Creative Director Omer Arbel, Bocci operates with a network of individuals; craftspeople, designers, technicians, agents and operatives, which organizes in a co-operative design community.
Though young and based in North America, the company has grown to compete with well established European industry leaders such as Flos, Artemide, and Louis Poulsen primarily with its best selling and critically acclaimed 14 series chandelier and 22 series electrical accessories. Bocci's products are sold in over 20 countries world-wide and can be found in showrooms such us; Lumianire, Inform Interiors, Viaduct or Neumarkt 17.
Its pieces can also be found in the work of architects and designers including Herzog & de Meuron, Norman Foster, Andree Putman and Yabu Pushelberg. The brand launches new collections annually at major international exhibitions such as the Milan Furniture Fair, ICFF or Maison & Objet. In 2010, in what has since become a watershed moment in its company history, Bocci exhibited a large scale lighting installation at Rossana Orlandi's gallery in Milan.
The Bocci collection includes conceptually motivated, high craft furniture, lighting and electrical accessories, all designed by Omer Arbel.
Bocci began by producing its pieces in a renovated barn outside of Vancouver, with some components outsourced. In 2007 the company moved into a former printing press building in the center of Vancouver, invested in production facilities and equipment, and now manufactures its pieces in house.
Awards Pieces from the Bocci collection have won various international design awards including The I.D. magazine annual design review , the Red Dot Design Award, the Chicago Athenaeum Good Design award, and nominations to the D&AD yellow Pencil Award and the German Design Award of the German Federal Republic.
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