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Behind the Scenes: Making a Bocci 19 Series

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In Dwell’s September issue, Omer Arbel, the creative director of Canadian design company Bocci, invited us into his home and took us on a tour of the foundry where the Bocci 19 series is made, see some behind-the-scene moments from the photo shoot here!
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  We snapped a shot just as workers poured the copper-brass alloy over a Bocci 19 series mold, click through the slideshow to see the rest of the process.  Photo by: José Mandojana
    We snapped a shot just as workers poured the copper-brass alloy over a Bocci 19 series mold, click through the slideshow to see the rest of the process.

    Photo by: José Mandojana

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  For our In the Modern World section, we shared a process shot of a Bocci 19 series. Here is a finished product of a Bocci 19 series bowl. Photo by Gwenael Lewis.  Photo by: José Mandojana
    For our In the Modern World section, we shared a process shot of a Bocci 19 series. Here is a finished product of a Bocci 19 series bowl. Photo by Gwenael Lewis.

    Photo by: José Mandojana

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  The Bocci 19 series is made with a sandcasting technique, which Arbel favors because it creates a unique product each time. “Our jobs as designers now is to build systems with enough looseness in them so that they result in different pieces” he explains. Here, Arbel checks the mold before the molten metal is brought in.  Photo by: José Mandojana
    The Bocci 19 series is made with a sandcasting technique, which Arbel favors because it creates a unique product each time. “Our jobs as designers now is to build systems with enough looseness in them so that they result in different pieces” he explains. Here, Arbel checks the mold before the molten metal is brought in.

    Photo by: José Mandojana

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  When the copper-brass alloy is poured over the mold, the shape of the overspill is different each time.  Photo by: José Mandojana
    When the copper-brass alloy is poured over the mold, the shape of the overspill is different each time.

    Photo by: José Mandojana

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  The result is a “frozen lava texture, which contrasts with the inside of the bowl that we polish to an almost mirror finish,” says Arbel. “This is the first series of objects that has very little function. Mostly they exist for some sort of emotional response.”  Photo by: José Mandojana
    The result is a “frozen lava texture, which contrasts with the inside of the bowl that we polish to an almost mirror finish,” says Arbel. “This is the first series of objects that has very little function. Mostly they exist for some sort of emotional response.”

    Photo by: José Mandojana

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  We also toured inside Arbel’s home along the Vancouver cliffs. Pick up our September issue, on newsstands August 5. to see his home filled with collectibles, animals, and Bocci prototypes.  Photo by: José Mandojana
    We also toured inside Arbel’s home along the Vancouver cliffs. Pick up our September issue, on newsstands August 5. to see his home filled with collectibles, animals, and Bocci prototypes.

    Photo by: José Mandojana

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  A shot of the stunning view from Arbel’s backyard.  Photo by: José Mandojana
    A shot of the stunning view from Arbel’s backyard.

    Photo by: José Mandojana

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