The story behind the light
Developing the design wasn’t easy
The first ideas were more technical – a completely different style from the actual outcome. We changed it from top to bottom to streamline the design, and the final draft was approved by the mayor of Astana himself.
Our patented Twill is a sheet composed of thousands of full-lead crystal beads woven into a fabric-like texture ideal for tailor-made chandeliers. “Each bead is hand-cut and polished for added lustre and high light refraction,” says designer Táňa Dvořáková.
Heritage with a modern twist
“Our ancestors produced some of the most magnificent chandeliers for European aristocracy, as well as public buildings or theaters. We honor this legacy, but continue to find new and inventive ways of using cut crystal in contemporary design,” says LASVIT’s creative director, Maxim Velčovský
The Speed of Beauty
There were no mock-ups or changes. We completed the installation of the lighting in a mere ten days.
Where light meets the heavens
A hundred meters above the pavements of Astana, on the top of Baiterek tower, lives a mythical world. Magically beautiful birds are flying along the heavens, above them only sky.