Bocci 28.280 light installation at the Victoria & Albert Museum for the London Design Festival 2013 | urdesign magazine

Bocci 28.280 at the Victoria & Albert Museum for the London Design Festival 2013

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Bocci 28.280 at the Victoria & Albert Museum for the London Design Festival 2013

During this year’s London Design Festival eleventh edition, the Canadian design brand Bocci is presenting a lighting installation at the festival’s hub venue, the Victoria & Albert Museum. Entitled 28.280 and designed by Omer Arbel, the installation is a massive vertically punctuated light sculpture located in the main atrium of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

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The installation, featuring Bocci’s celebrated 28, descends through the large existing void cutting through the entire length of the V&A building, with an astonishing height of more than 30 meters. The intent of the installation is twofold; On the one hand, it is a pure celebration of the monumental open height of the building, which uses light to crystallize a powerful phenomenological experience for the viewer. On the other hand, it is the most ambitious exploration to date of a novel glass blowing technique.

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Bocci at the Victoria and Albert Museum, for the London Design Festival 2013 | All images © NICK BARR

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