Vibrant Phoenix, the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona is home to the beautiful Renaissance hotel. Designed by Loewen Design Group, it features several of Lasvit’s collections incorporated into the venue’s contemporary interior.
Nendo and Lasvit collaborated to create an art piece that conveys the quixotic appeal of glass as derivative and incomplete, yet provides fresh air and opens new possibilities. The principle of a flower and a vase here is turned upside down. By turning the pipes into the flowers and branches and blowing the glass into a vase, suddenly the vases bloom with flowers instead of flowers blooming in vases!
As if trying to systematize the chandelier-making tradition, Moritz Waldemeyer took the geometrical shape of the Classic chandelier outline and turned it into a Diamond-like hexagonal glass unit. On its own, with just a single pendant, or in combination of multiple items into a large chandelier, the components stand out as clear, disciplined and geometrical.
The Fungo chandelier was inspired by the fascinating shape of a mushroom growing on wood. Yet this mushroom didn’t grow in the forest, but was discovered in the basement of Lasvit’s glassworks. The Campana brothers chose to blend this newfound accidental theme with Lasvit’s glassmaking tradition and fuse their techniques with natural materials.