The installation has begun of 111 Bocci 28 pendants at the new location for Il Posto at 2601 Larimer. The new location will house a 1,200 square foot mezzanine, a patio, an open kitchen, a large bar and will be opening in mid October. The 111 hand blown glass pendants will be suspended in an almost weightless fashion by flexible copper tubing creating a floating sculpture of light.
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LINK PORCELAIN BY APPARATUS
Created in collaboration with ceramicist Alice Goldsmith, the link porcelain pendant examines both the strength and vulnerability of the artist's porcelain chain. Fractured links suspend oversized brass shades, their fragility anchored and protected by the oppositional metal.
The Bocci 28 results from an innovative fabrication process that manipulates both the temperature and the direction of air flow into blown glass. The result is a slightly distorted sphere with an interior landscape of satellite shapes, including an opaque milk glass diffuser that houses either a low-voltage xenon or LED lamp.
Looks like we aren't the only ones excited about what is coming out of the Apparatus Studio.
In one room of the new Apparatus showroom on West 30th Street in Manhattan, artisans polish raw brass by hand, meticulously applying finishes to create a patina that looks decades old.
In the next room, someone cuts leather and horsehair, and a few steps away, others labor at workbenches, methodically assembling the various pieces into sculptural light fixtures that conjure up a vague industrial past and are imposing enough to transform a space.
“This is the heart and soul of the operation,” said Gabriel Hendifar, 34, who owns the firm with his fiancé, Jeremy Anderson, 40. “Every single component that goes into every single fixture passes through all of these hands.”
In roughly five years, Apparatus has grown from two guys building light fixtures at their dining table to one of the most talked-about American design firms, with a staff of 35, a 10,000-square-foot studio and showroom that officially opens here later this month and a second showroom in Milan.
And all the while, Mr. Hendifar and Mr. Anderson have remained steadfast in their commitment to maintain control of the entire process — not just the design, but the manufacturing, sales, packaging and marketing.
Continue this great article by the NYTimes here.