Published 2 Oct 2019
During the biggest Czech design and fashion fair, LASVIT will reveal their experiments with light and glass in their Holešovice showroom. From the 17th to 21st October, we are going to show you that graffiti can be drawn on glass and that natural light can be duplicated in artificial form.
The company’s showroom will change into a lab for design experiments, presented in the shape of two bespoke lighting installation – The De-Lux-Ity and Liana.
What if one wants to catch and preserve the color spectrum in glass? Designer Wanda Valihrachová experimented with different glassmaking techniques and chemical ingredients to create the most vibrant combinations, which she then imprinted into the installation De-Lux-Ity.
“I wanted to showcase the fact that glass art has no limits and that it is also very powerful visually. You can even capture 2D visuals and enhance them into 3D when using glass,” adds the author.
While seeking for her inspiration in street art, she created unique glass graffiti.
Humans aren’t the only ones who can create lighting – nature can do it as well. Laina presents natural light shining out of the tunnel-shaped net.
“I picked the shape of bubble because it resembles certain round shapes commonly found in nature, whether we are talking about dew drops in the grass or molecules,” says the designer Maxim Velčovský.
The overall piece resembles a tropical vine, hence its name: Liana means ‘vine’ in the Czech tongue.
These “experiments with light and glass” will be exhibited for all to see in LASVIT’s showroom in Prague 7. The Designblok takes place from October 17th to 21st.
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