Booi is a pendant light designed by Norwegian designer Cathrine Baekken for Graypants Studio.
Booi can be visually linked to the round fenders often spotted on smaller boats; the fixture’s glass eye was inspired by the glass fishing floats once used by fishermen in many parts of the world. Norwegian merchant Christopher Faye was, in part, credited with inventing them. Though no longer commonly used, many of the glass balls are still afloat in the world’s oceans and they have become a popular collectors’ item for beachcombers and decorators alike. These nautical design roots are a connection between the rugged maritime landscapes of Bergen, Norway and Seattle, Washington.