Milan Report 2011: Omer Arbel

A range of copper bowls designed by Omer Arbel for Bocci celebrate sandcasting, transforming something that is typically considered an unsightly consequence of the manufacturing process into a design feature. “Sandcasting is a cheap way of manipulating metal very imprecisely and a by-product of the procedure is ‘overspill’,” says Arbel. “In conventional circumstances, it is trimmed off and discarded but in our case, we decided to build a design project around it.” The complete production process behind each of the ‘Series 19’ bowls is revealed in this beautiful video produced by Bocci.

Video by Gwenael Lewis and Geoff Hunt with music by Brasstronaut. Courtesy of Bocci.

2 Responses to “Milan Report 2011: Omer Arbel”
  1. I love the copper bowls! Do you know if they are for sale? And if so where?
    Thank you
    Francesca Gnagnarella

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