a private harbor shining day and night
Buoys mark safe waters and guide sailors both day and night. When lit, their flickering lights in the distance signify a safe harbor, safely guiding a voyage through unknown territory. Similarly, the new Buoy Collection outlines a harbor of light in an interior.
The Buoy Collection was designed by Václav Mlynář, Creative Director of BOMMA. He found inspiration in the concept of buoys as orientation points that guide sailors day and night. His hand-blown crystal lights feature unusual light rods that run through the entire core formed by a monumental glass body.
“The Buoy Collection seeks a balance between a classic light fixture and a light object, hovering at the edge of sculpture and product design,” Václav explains.
Buoy’s diffusion light rod running through the glass body is made from sandblasted polycarbonate that perfectly distributes the light. In its center are numerous LED chips, while the upper and lower part of the light are enclosed by a metal plate. The metal comes in either a silver or black version that can be further combined with various tones of glass.
Production requires three pairs of hands due to the piece’s monumental size – the large ball is almost a half-meter in diameter, the cone nearly a meter. This level of perfection and craftsmanship ensure that the Buoy light will remain breathtaking for generations to come, each time it’s seen. That is the uniqueness of the hand-blown technique
Since 2017 Václav Mlynář has been Creative Directors of BOMMA. He has international experience from studying and working in the Czech Republic, US, Denmark and London. He obtained his master degrees in Product Design at the Royal College of Art in London and the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague. In years 2011- 2020 Václav was running, with Jakub Pollág, award-wining product design studio deFORM. In 2020 Václav focused on running his product studios VM, spatial/interior architecture studio MONUMENT Office.
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