Series 19 Copper Bowl by Omer Arbel of Bocci

 

I am really interested in the Canadian company Bocci and its creative director Omer Arbel. For a start, I love their notion on sustainability “We believe that an object contributes in the most meaningful way to the sustainability discussion if it is, quite simply, never thrown away”.

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And they put their money where their mouth is. They have just launched one of their most exciting projects – a collection of copper bowls called the Series 19 made from 100% recycled copper and the traditional sand casting method.

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Series 19 Copper Bowl by Omer Arbel of Bocci

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What makes this project so special is that normally in the process of sand casting, there is an over spill of the metal being cast. This is seen as waste to be discarded. Omer Arbel has taken this notion of waste and created the entire design around it. To me, sand casting always looks like man copying a volcano…

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Sand casting by Joc Machinery

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Now the excess copper is encouraged to spill like the lava from a volcano. To highlight this beautiful rough and wild copper “volcanic rock” edge the inside are polished to a near mirror finish.

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Close up of the overspill on the Series 19 copper bowl by Omer Arbel of Bocci (photo from designguide.tv)

 

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By the nature of the process each piece is unique and to my eyes, the previously discarded edges make them all the more beautiful for their wabi sabi imperfections…

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