OA84.2 BY Omer Arbel
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84.2 Copper Mesh Glass Vase is created by suspending a bubble of coloured glass within a fine copper mesh basket that is then plunged into hot clear glass. Air is blown into the matrix to gently push the white glass through the mesh, creating a delicate pillowed form that rests inside the thick outer layer of clear glass. Undulations in the exterior shape are a natural consequence of the fabrication process and differ in each iteration of the procedure. The aperture is flared open and finished, allowing the piece to function as a vase, and expressing the outline of the copper mesh along the perimeter that unique to each piece.
Omer Arbel was born in Jerusalem, Israel in 1976, grew up in Vancouver. He was trained in the 1990s as an architect and he apprenticed with architects Enric Miralles in Barcelona and John and Patricia Patkau in Vancouver. His architectural background is evident in his furniture and lighting design - his pieces are characterized not only by their own inherent qualities but also by the way they affect the spaces around them. Arbel's work has received some of the highest honors of contemporary industrial design and has been published extensively. 113 is the result of a strand of new discoveries that are part of OAO’s ongoing research into the reciprocal relationship between glass and metals.