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At the time that Milan Design Week 2016 comes closer, Milan Design Agenda gets more excited with what international design brands are managing to bring to Salone del Mobile 2016! One of the most exciting international lighting brands, Lasvit is coming to town to introduce “Via Lucis” at Palazzo Serbelloni, a mix between contemporary and classic lighting fixtures.
In this setting between past and future, great names like Moritz Waldemayer, Daniel Libeskind, the Campana brothers and Arik Levy, have renewed their collaboration with LASVIT reinterpreting past collections in a contemporary way. In its project “Facet”, a contemporary version of the classical chandelier, Moritz Waldemeyer created a glass hexagonal base resembling a diamond. With just one hanging element, or through a combination of many creating a big chandelier, the FACET models stand out in their ordered and geometrical transparency.
Moritz Waldemeyer‘s Facet is a first preview of Lasvit’s “Via Lucis“ exhibition at Milan Design Week 2016.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 building block.
On its own, with just single pendant, or in combination of multiple items into a large chandelier, the Facet modules stand out as clear, disciplined and geometrical. The light source included inside every block allows the Facet system to be universal and almost unlimitedly extendable.
Second preview of Lasvit’s “Via Lucis” exhibition at the Milan Design Week 2016 is Praha chandelier designed by one of the pioneers of modern glass design, Stanislav Libenský (1921 – 2002). Lasvit is proud to present a set of Libensky’s original light fixtures designed for Hotel Praha. This prominent architectural project was built in the 1980’s, only to be later torn down on the premise of being “too large to operate.” These lights are among the few remaining artefacts. Prague chandelier will be included in the Lasvit Collections and reproduced using the original techniques.
Empress Chandelier by Jakub Berdych is another piece from Lasvit’s upcoming exhibition “Via Lucis” at Milan Design Week 2016.
Inspired by the traditional shape of chandeliers popular during the reign of Empress Maria Theresa, this contemporary reflection on the iconic style brings refreshing new details. The production of its individual trimmings is stopped prior to their final cutting and polishing, showing the raw pressed glass including its overburden edge. This effect captures the sense of glass being exposed to heat and pressure, sustaining a sense of motion. Empress Chandelier is made in two color variants – kerosene and copper.
Founded in 2007, Lasvit gave new light to Bohemian crystal, taking it into the next millennium. set of precious Bohemian-crystal chandeliers were made for the emperor. Lasvit is returning the historical chandeliers to their original splendour with its restoration work. Below some of the lighting projects featuring LASVIT lighting fixtures.
Will we miss this opportunity at Milan Design Week 2016 to see Lasvit lamps exhibition at Palazzo Serbelloni?
If you’re a hospitality visitor, this might be your chance to bet on Lasvit hotel interior lighting ideas…
Or…imagine if you could have the chance to furnish your entire home like the following one. See the video and let your imagination get wings: