Contemporary lighting brand Bomma returns to Downtown Design

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Contemporary lighting brand Bomma returns to Downtown Design

Combining cutting edge technology with ancient craftsmanship; the Czech studio brings an inspiring collection to the fair

A leader in the field of Czech glassmaking; Bomma originally has been well known for building glass-cutting machines and other glassmaking technologies. Over the years the brand evolved and built Europe’s most modern glass production facility introducing precise cutting technology, exceptionally clear crystal as well as oversized mouth-blown glass that retains the highest quality.

As a retail brand, Bomma focuses on contemporary lighting design; merging their craftsmanship and technology with both Czech and international designers to produce a range of exciting lighting designs. 

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The collection was inspired by simple shapes: a circle, a triangle, a rectangle and an oval. The term phenomenon comes from the Greek word for "appearance". The forms are what you see on first sight. In Plato's idealist philosophy, phenomena are transient, likenesses of the eternal, perfect forms and so are not truly real. This seems very fitting for a collection made in a material that is so difficult yet versatile, so strong yet fragile as glass.

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LANTERN by Jan Plecháč & Henry Wielgus

Combining an ancient shape with a strong focus on crystal, the Lantern seems ephemeral. It is almost not there yet a strong piece of design, it is traditional and contemporary at the same time. 

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TIED-UP ROMANCE by Kateřina Handlová

Kateřina Handlová, one of the most gifted and remarkable young Czech glass designers, likes to put crystal glass into a dramatic situation such as bondage in order to express the fragile and romantic nature of this material. The beauty of contradiction - tied up romance.

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SHIBARI by Kateřina Handlová

Shibari the second collected by Kateřina Handlová is not just a technique of tying up object with ropes, it is a way of communication within a hidden system of lines and loops. The Japanese call it Kinbaku: the beauty of tight binding. This lighting series is available as one, three or five pieces.

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SOAP by Ota Svoboda

Varying colors, transparency and continuously changing shapes – the characteristic features of a soap bubble inspired this successful collection. Each piece is freely hand-blown, no moulds are used and each is different in shape and color. 

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TIM by Olgoj Chorchoj studio

The giant TIM domes were originally created to house TIM Burton’s movie characters in his Prague exhibition. The TIM lights followed and became an instant success in 2015 and were awarded the best lighting collection at Prague Designblok 2015, RedDot award 2016 and were featured in Wallpaper & Madame Figaro among others. They are freely hand-blown weighing up to 30 kg and measuring up to 750 mm – a dimension very few glassmakers in the world can achieve.

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