The story behind the light
Light of the Heavens
„Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth. The example of His light is like a niche within which is a lamp, The lamp is within glass, the glass as if it were a pearly star lit from the oil of a blessed olive tree.“ (Quran 24:35)
„Traditional geometric Arabic patterns were the main inspiration. That´s why 20-sided icosahedrons that can be joined together like modules are the signature elements of this design,“ says Petra Krausova, one of the most talented designers cooperating with LASVIT.
Thousands of Glass Bubbles
About 3 240 glass pieces were made and used just for the two chandeliers situated in the praying rooms. They consist of clear or sandblasted pieces of glass and of organic bubbles combined with glass buds and flowers.
Rain of Glass Pearls
Chandeliers in the central hall are bedecked not only with hand-blown glass components but also with pearl trimmings. Overall 32 580 pearls complete the delicate look of these lighting jewels.
Weight of Rolls Royce
Even though the golden skeleton parts are made of aluminium profiles, the chandelier under the main dome weighs 2950 kilograms. That is roughly like hanging up a Rolls Royce with passengers.
Jewels of the Light
Highly ornamental chandeliers from the Czech company illuminate the entrances, halls, and even the “musallah” - spaces destined for prayers. Light upon light shines on the sacred land for millions of Muslims.