Based between Vancouver and Berlin, Omer Arbel cultivates a fluid position between the fields of building, sculpture, invention, and design. Focal themes of his work include investigation of intrinsic mechanical, physical, and chemical qualities of materials and exploration of light as a medium. Arbel’s work has been exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Barbican Centre, Vancouver Art Gallery, Mallett Antiques, and Monte Clark Gallery, among others.
He is known for his work in materials research, ambient lighting design, house design, and as the creative director of Bocci, a Canadian manufacturing and design company.
Omer Arbel Office is the creative hub of a constellation of companies – Bocci among them – structured to realize ideas of varying scale and across a wide spectrum of contexts and environments.