Glass Beauty is Swirling Down the Lobby in Recently Opened Five-star Hotel in Dubai

Published 11 Mar 2019

The first five-star business hotel in Dubai’s Media City has recently been opened. The hotel with five restaurants, a spa, an outdoor swimming pool as well as a state-of-the-art convention centre is decorated with LASVIT’s lighting installation right in the lobby.  The glass sculpture called “Swoop” is swirling down through the lobby of the hotel.

LASVIT has managed to materialized the essence of the movement of the seagull flying towards its prey into the glass sculpture. The “Swoop” as the designer Kateřina Handlová named her creation, is inspired by the fast, but still focused, a flight of the bird.

 

“The installation aims to express the mood of the dawn when the flock of the birds flies up to the sky within the whirl of the sand on the seashore, the movement and the sun rays reflections,“ says the creator of the design Kateřina Handlová, one of LASVIT’s in-house designers.

There is a connection with the building itself. Mövenpick has a seagull in its logo.

The lowest point of the Swoop, symbolizing the point, when the seagull hits the water surface, is just about mere 2,3 meters from the reach of the visitors.

“As the glass components are floating and dancing through the space they are creating the light and sparkling ambiance and leading the visitors through the whole hotel starting at lobby and heading to the upper levels,“ says talented young designer.

The final installation consists of more than 3 500 pieces of crystal glass.

“Due to the dynamic lighting scenes, the sculpture changes its look during the day and night in order to create a truly surprising and spectacular experience,” the designer adds.

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