Bohemian hand-blown glass shaped by Space, Fire, Ice, Crystal and Illusions to form the 2020 collection
7 July 2020, Singapore –
The Beauty of Lithyalin
“A sphere is the most perfect shape in the universe. I wanted to create a lighting that will push the limits of the sphere a bit further,” says Novák.
Spacey comes in two variations – Eclipse and Supermoon – named after the most distinctive sphere in the constellation. Eclipse refers to the dark night accent in the dark sphere, while Supermoon accents the light one.
Born of Fire
Volcanoes are the best representative of the fire element on Earth. And what other material would better reflect this element than glass, which is born of fire as well? Designer Maxim Velčovský takes inspiration from the panorama of mountains surrounding LASVIT glassworks in the Czechia borderland for Volcano.
The glass is blown into the form of a special texture which resembles the surface of the landscape around volcanoes where lava cools and hardens.
Beauty in Simplicity
LASVIT teams up with Japanese studio Nendo once again to breathe life into a previous collection to present
Two opposing elements – fire and water – work together to create this eye-catching effect, known as “crackled” glass. A hot, hand-blown piece of glass is rolled in cold, wet sawdust. The contact between hot glass and water crackles the glass piece, which is then heated up one last time. Heat seals the cracks to make the piece whole again. Finally, the glass tubes are pressed as though they have been pinched, and light sources are fitted into the narrow space seemingly without effort.
Press Iced is available in two types: a pendant lamp and a floor lamp.
Designer Cyril Dunděra had the image of coloured tiles on the walls of Prague’s metro when he came up with
“The tiles in the metro were always a great example of applied art for me. They look great, can shatter sound and even distinguish each station by their colour,” says Dunděra.
Made entirely of borosilicate glass, the ball shape of the chandelier is masterfully kneaded by hand into a perfect ball as craftsmen are unable to blow it into its form. The concave hemispheres are done by precise flame-work, in reverse mode – sucking the air in by the blower.
Dunděra adds, “I wanted the Globe Metro to fit into any interior, and to define it with its shape and colour.”
The 400mm-diameter ball is metal-coated and comes in two different colours – rainbow blue and iris.
A New Member of the Family
Glass on the inside is sanded while remaining shiny on the outside, which adds another dimension to the crystal piece and emits a pleasant ambient light.
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