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The 28a is suspended using snap-fit modular armature. Each armature segment carries low-voltage electricity allowing an infinite variety of possible forms. The branches simply click together during installation for custom, on-site arrangements. These fixtures are designed to be grouped into sprawling assemblies of a variety of different sizes and types, but are strong compositional elements on their own.
28 is an exploration of specificity in manufacturing. Instead of designing form itself, here the intent was to design a system of making that yields form. Individual 28 pendants result from a complex glass blowing technique whereby air pressure is intermittently introduced into and then removed from a glass matrix which is intermittently heated and then rapidly cooled. The result is a distorted spherical shape with a composed collection of imploded inner shapes, one of which acts as a shade for a low voltage (12V, 20W) xenon light source.
28 pendants are designed to cluster in hexagonal shapes which nestle into each other to create patterns as dictated by the needs of the interior. They may also be clustered or composed in an ambient manner similar to their distant cousins the 14’s.
Standard 28’s are made with clear glass exterior spheres and milk white interior lamp holder cavities. 28’s are possible with infinite versatility in color compositions, sizes and shapes.