Craftsmanship in the City: Lasvit’s Nature of Glass

Craftsmanship in the City: Lasvit’s Nature of Glass

Just steps away from the iconic Empire State Building, NoMad Tower now features a mesmerizing waterfall glass installation with dynamic lighting. Commissioned by TransPerfect for their HQ within the tower, we set forth to transform the office ambiance.

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Eight Meters of Shining Light

Lasvit's designer Jana Růžičková drew inspiration from the vertical cascades and subtle aesthetics of natural waterfalls. Navigating the narrow confines and the stark office aesthetic, Jana's vision culminated in a lighting installation spanning over eight meters in height, crafted from clear wave glass and built around LED displays that project various water-themed scenarios.

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The story behind the light

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On a Corner of Design and Technology

For the first time, Lasvit integrated LED screens with projection techniques to heighten the sensory experience of the installation. "Our main projection revolves around the theme of falling water, but we've incorporated a variety of aquatic moods, such as ocean waves and sunrays reflecting in the water," Jana explains, leading to the apt naming of the piece—H20.

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Unique Texture of Glass

Surrounding the LED screens are vast vertical slump glass sheets, fashioned to mimic the cascading water. Lasvit's team achieved a unique texture on the glass using a 3D printed hand roller, a tool developed in-house. This monumental artwork comprises 140 of these slump glass sheets.

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Challenging Installation

A notable challenge during installation was the venue's all-glass staircase. Ensuring its preservation, the team crafted custom scaffolding tailored to fit within the staircase—showcasing meticulous planning and execution in mounting the installation.

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Jana Růžičková

I have always liked the simplicity of minimalism and this style is reflected in my designs. Glass is a magical material and a great medium to work with – always challenging, but always bringing new experiences.