But you'd be wrong. They are called Memory. These are their Balloons:
This matters because Brokis is a very important new brand -- we are excited by them. So you'll be seeing these designs around and you'll be wanting to specify them (you'll see...)
Like several other companies, Brokis are drawing on the unrivalled glassworking expertise still to be found in Bohemia. What distinguishes Brokis from the rest is the quality of designer that they are using.
They come in three sizes, two shades of glass and a range of colours:
and can look like this:
and -- gloriously -- like this in copper:
Now let's look at the balloons, which are called Memory, designed for them by Boris Klimek. It is not an original idea -- students do glass balloons, and there are balloons in the shops on Murano. What singles out the Brokis balloons (which are called Memory) is how well they are done. So, instead of looking like tired old idea, they are effective and fun. Better still, they delight, as you could see by the reaction of Maison et Objet visitors.
Here are some Memory ceiling lights:
and there are also wall lights...
...which could be balloons on their way up to the ceiling, or stuck to the wall by static electricity because you rubbed them against your jumper.
And to add to the delight, if you pull the string, you can turn the light on and off (a practical advantage if you are specifying a room in which you cannot put a separate on/off switch into the circuit). They come in three sizes and eight (eight!) colours.
And the puzzle? Have another look at these Balloons (which are not a balloons -- the balloons are called Memory)...
How do you think they get the metal plate inside the glass balloon?
You can't use the technique that gets a ship in a bottle, or a pear in a bottle of schnapps.
I know what they do (because I asked) . If I tell you, I will have to kill you. Actually, that's not true. In fact, when you realize what they are doing, you will be even more impressed by the skill of the Brokis glass blowers....