Bocci

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This article is about the design and manufacturing company. For the sport, see Bocce.

Bocci is a contemporary design and manufacturing company based in Vancouver, Canada,[1] with a satellite office in Berlin, Germany.[2] 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,[3] Artemide,[4] and Louis Poulsen[5] primarily with its best selling and critically acclaimed 14 series chandelier[6] and 22 series electrical accessories.[7] Bocci's products are sold in over 20 countries world-wide and can be found in showrooms such us; Lumianire,[8] Inform Interiors,[9] Viaduct[10] or Neumarkt 17.[11]

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.[12]

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.[13]

Awards Pieces from the Bocci collection have won various international design awards including The I.D. magazine annual design review [13], the Red Dot Design Award,[14] the Chicago Athenaeum Good Design award[15][15], and nominations to the D&AD yellow Pencil Award[16] and the German Design Award of the German Federal Republic.[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ bocci.ca
  2. ^ Hello Design Hungary. Hellodesignhungary.wordpress.com.
  3. ^ Flos. Louispoulsen.com.
  4. ^ Wikipedia Article Artemide
  5. ^ Louis Poulsen. Louis Poulsen.
  6. ^ Luminaire
  7. ^ Dwell. Dwell.
  8. ^ Luminaire. Ww.luminaire.com.
  9. ^ Inform Interior. Informinteriors.com.
  10. ^ Viaduct. Viaduct.
  11. ^ Neumarkt 17. Neumarkt17.ch.
  12. ^ [1][dead link]
  13. ^ Blowing Bubbles | Bocci’s 28 Series | Informed. Informinteriors.com (16 July 2010).
  14. ^ Red Dot Design Award. En.red-dot.org.
  15. ^ Chicago Athenaeum Good Design. (PDF) .
  16. ^ Yellow Pencil[dead link]
  17. ^ German Federal Republic. Designpreis.de.

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