Story behind the light
The secret of icebergs
”Icebergs are quite a big topic for me. They conceal secrets, because seven eighths of their mass are hidden underwater. You’ve got billions cubic metres of ice there. And once it melts, it becomes water and evaporates into clouds,” describes Maxim Velčovský, LASVIT’s Art Director.
With respect for architecture
With his design, LASVIT’s art director Maxim Velčovský wanted to emphasize the architectural intention of Aulík Fišer Architekti, who see any building as a whole – the way interiors, details, public space, but also the flowers and greenery inside come together.
Symbiosis between glass and wood
The installation consists of 110 glass components and 1503 pressed wooden boards. They differ in length, shape and width, each of them is unique and creates a wave effect. If the slats were stacked behind one another, they would form a line 1.2 kilometres long.
The wooden slats are variously perforated, creating a grid in which the glass components are hung so that light can pass through, and they in this way support the handmade decor of each glass item.
The glassmakers used flat glass sintered on Trennmittel base, drilled and heat-cured. The designer then manually created a pattern to the base, into which the glass was sintered.