Story behind the Space
Where the Hectic Tumbles Down…
Right in the hustle and bustle of Indonesia's vibrant capital, Lasvit created a serene, harmonious oasis which soothes the senses. The installation Sound of Light combines 1 192 pieces of Bohemian crystal glass with dynamic lighting effects that enhance and underline the rhythm of the themes played on the piano in the hotel lobby.
… and Memories Crystallize
Petra Junová, the installation’s author, explains: “It was an honor to work on such a fantastic project in Jakarta, a city that is very close to my heart. We wanted to create a sanctuary of tranquility in midst of the bumptious megalopolis. Sound of Light is an art piece that responds to the music and creates a cozy and peaceful atmosphere in the lobby. At the same time, it is a very complex contemporary glass installation.”
A Synergy of Human Creativity and Expertise
Behind the ephemeral appearance of the entire sculpture is the expertise of Lasvit’s in-house specialists working at various levels – from glass manufacturing through programming to wiring. Especially the complex electrical system was a challenge, as fully functional cables had to be introduced into every single component separately while remaining invisible to the visitors’ eyes. In total, 10 km of cabling was used, ingeniously concealed in a subtle gold-colored metallic construction.
One Hotel, Three Bohemian Glass Tributes
In addition to the main piece placed in the lobby, Lasvit designed two more bespoke installations: the first one, inspired by the shape of a saxophone, complements the jazz bar, while the second one pays homage to the volcanic relief of Indonesia and illuminates the ballroom.
Follow the Rhythm of Java Jazz
The St. Regis Jakarta celebrates the everyday by creating a space for all generations and diverse social events. As such, the hotel invites its guests to spend some time listening to music in a refined jazz club. The glass installation, produced by Lasvit, is reminiscent of saxophone flaps and delicately lights up the central bar, inducing a vibrant mood.
A Celebration of the Local Landscape
The installation in the ballroom measures a total forty meters across. Its author Martin Gallo drew inspiration from the hidden connection between the spectacular landscape of Indonesia and Czech crystal glass itself – both precious and perfect in their own way, both born in an explosion of energy hot enough to melt stone. Both endlessly intriguing.
A Theatre of Memories, a Temple of Reflection
The hotel features works of the most promising up-and-coming artists, curators, and art visionaries. Rajawali Property Group teamed up with Lasvit to create an atmosphere of great subtlety, with care and attention paid to every detail. The bespoke lighting fixtures may symbolize a sound of hope, a light at the end of the tunnel, or a teaser to better days ahead, and provide inspiration for the vision of rejuvenating tourism in the country after the recent pandemic.