Published 12 Nov 2018
LASVIT joined forces with the Happy Hearts Indonesia foundation of the Czech top-model Petra Němcová, and together they resolved to build schools for children who come from areas stricken by natural disasters. At a charity dinner, which took place on November 7th at the Four Seasons Hotel in Jakarta, was raised enough money to build two schools.
VIP event, where the glassware was auctioned, was organized by LASVIT in cooperation with Indonesia’s leading furniture maker BIKA living.
“In LASVIT, we want to inspire and bring light and hope to the world. The life of Indonesian children was stricken by a natural catastrophe and things like access to health care, which we take for granted, have become a privilege for them. We have decided to team up for this wonderful work with the Happy Hearts Indonesia Foundation, and help with building one of their schools. We believe that we can bring a bit of light to Indonesian children,” said LASVIT’s regional director Lukáš Černý about the charity event.
More than 120 guests took part in the philanthropic night which took place in one of the most interesting hotels in Jakarta, and the event was also joined by the Czech ambassador in Indonesia, Mr. Ivan Hotěk. The evening was topped off by a concert of the world-renowned Czech violinist Jaroslav Svěcený and guitarist Miloslav Klaus. A total of 26,768 USD was raised for the Charity Classical Music Soirée. Even before the event, LASVIT has contributed to the Happy Hearts Indonesia Foundation with a sum of 25 thousand USD.
“It is a beautiful collaborative fundraising. We are humbled by the amount of support we have got through this event. Having LASVIT and BIKA Living as our partners have been a remarkable experience in the history of our fundraising efforts. Together, we have bridged design, art, and charity,” said Sylvia Beiwinkler, the CEO of Happy Hearts Indonesia.
LASVIT provided a number of their lights, as well as decorative glass and glassware, to the auction, and four items from the Neverending Glory collection, made and designed by Jan Plecháč and Henry Wielgus, were also auctioned off. Another lot which was auctioned were pendants from the Crystal Rock collection made by Arik Levy. And for glassware, LASVIT sent into auction a carafe, decanter and a few glasses from the wonderfully cut Otto collection, designed by Yabu Pushelberg, which are a true jewel of glassmaking craftsmanship. The main item on auction was the Martian, made by René Roubíček, the recently late legend of Czech glassmaking.
For LASVIT, the event at Four Seasons in Jakarta was a bit of a déjà vu, as the entire event, including the dinner and the subsequent auction, took place under lights produced by the intrepid company which hails from Nový Bor. The “The Palm Grove” installation was inspired by the broad leaves of the palm trees which surround the hotel. For more information about the installation click here.
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