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N endo , D an P iršč, Lars K emper and P eter Olah, R on y Plesl
Lasvit Collections
Nendo, Dan Piršč, Lars Kemper and Peter Olah,
Rony Plesl, Jitka Kamencová Skuhravá, Gabriela Náhlíková
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Designed and Manufactured
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Lasvit Collections
Artistry, craftmanship and Czech
glassmaking tradition associated
with the inventiveness and
creativity of respected international
designers. Light and the beauty of
glass. Emotions and skills. Such are
the Lasvit Collections.
Láska — Love / Svit — Light
The Lasvit Group is a leading
designer and manufacturer of
bespoke light fittings, feature glass
installations, and award-winning
Leon Jakimic founded Lasvit with a single vision – to create the
perfect experience through the quality of light, glass, and design.
The list of Lasvit’s art pieces includes hand-blown objects in
private residences, public spaces and luxurious hotels as well as in
high-end boutiques and extraordinary interiors. Lasvit is currently
developing and producing a wide range of glass panel sheets for
the architecture industry.
Lasvit’s commitment to creativity and innovation has resulted in
creative collaborations with some of the world’s most celebrated
designers including Ross Lovegrove, Nendo Studio, Arik Levy,
Fabio Novembre or Michael Young.
Lasvit projects span the globe from London, Paris and Prague, to
international cities including Moscow, Los Angeles, Hong Kong
and Singapore. Projects vary from glass sculptures for private
residences, to large-scale installations for luxury boutiques and
hotels. The company has 10 international offices in Europe, Asia,
the Middle East, North and South America.
Introduction / 10
Collections / 12
Designers / 46
Contacts / 48
The chateau was intentionally chosen for a photo shoot for its unique atmosphere,
which combines splendor and decline together. This created a perfect spiritual
and aesthetical environment with which to contrast to our current collections.
We are pleased to have the possibility to, symbolically at least, contribute to its
rescue by renting this unique place.
Týnec Chateau comes from the beginning of the 18th century and, in the spirit of Baroque
landscaping, is on the brow of a hill as a prominent landmark. The architectural value of the
current building, in consummate Baroque style, is among one of the most precious in the Czech
Republic. The fusion of architecture with the landscape (one of the Baroque ideas) is taken to
the maximum here – the chateau spans over the entrance driveway. Together with the park and
several adjacent historical buildings, it creates an enclosed area. The architect of the chateau,
unknown for a long time (confirmed in 2002) was the renowned Giovanni Battista Alliprandi.
This is one of his largest and most important constructions; others include Lobkovic Palace
(today the German Embassy in Prague). We can see the origins and existence of such a chateau
in a Šumava foothills village as a materialization of the “dream of a mad Baroque cavalier”.
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by Dan Piršč
Roza is an evidence of a synthesis of a classical theme, distinctive time-proved material
together with the modern designer contemplation. It is a synthesis of a classical theme,
distinctive time-proved material together with the modern designer contemplation. The
tradition of the artifi cial craftsmanship with its cornerstone of handiwork is closely tied
together with sculpture moulding, maintaining maximum of functionality which means the
Roza matches requirements of every-day use as well as strict measures of designer creation.
Unique application of porcelain material, complex series of sophisticated technology
processes, reduction firing under the atmosphere deprived of oxygen that all was used to
achieve the alabaster white fi nish, precise fine art–those are virtues of the one of a kind
object of a graceful yet intricate shape. A few models must have been moulded to reach the
final form which defi nes the fundamental appearance of the shade consisting of eight parts
made of bisque porcelain. The porcelain which it is not glazed. The lighting body appears
to be fragile yet fi rm at the same time and as it is translucent the lighting lets more light
through. The overly large three-dimensional English rose adheres to classicist ideals but it is
modern in all respects.
Lasvit Collections
wall light, W 220 × H 370 × projection 270 mm
ceiling lamp, dia 220 × H 650 mm
floor lamp, dia 310 × H 1430 mm
table lamp, dia 220 × H 300 mm
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Bubbles in Space /
by Jitka
Fine matured Bubbles popped up from the art of the Czech glassmaking designers and glasswork masters, always fresh with a versatile reflexive tone, smart, space friendly and always
of an outstanding aesthetic class. The object can fulfil the function of lighting fixture as well
as it has a power to fill up the room with specific atmosphere. Its remarkable conception
makes it impossible for the viewer to perceive it only in a practical sense. Multiplicity,
spatial make-up, an abstract form of it and a light installation ensure this emotional lighting
whirl with a stir of emotion. The sphere, the bubble, in other word, which stands for the
determining shape of the object, is also the natural constituent of the glass material and
obvious part of the matter. Its surface reflects the world around and transforms the image of
it due to its ability to cast optical spells prompting the viewer’s imagination into the plays of
light, shape and motion.
Popularity of Champagne wine steadily grew, among other reasons, for the bubbles in wine
somehow speed up the flow of alcohol into the blood. The Bubbles in Space by Lasvit are
the Champagne among all spatial lightings, the fizz that really gets you drunk with stirring
emotion flowing freely into your mind.
Lasvit Collections
Bubbles in space
dia 750 mm, OH 1200 mm, clear
dia 750 mm, OH 1200 mm, clear + amber
dia 1000 mm, OH 1350 mm, clear
dia 1000 mm, OH 1350 mm, clear + amber
dia 1200 mm, OH 1650mm, clear
dia 1200 mm, OH 1650 mm, clear + amber
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Glitters /
By Gabriela
Provocatively ice clear “pleated” lamp-shades with right angle cranked legs stand in
contrast with the ornamental composition of shadows that appear on the walls after you
switch on the light. The classical design together with an optical projection merges into an
unexpected form of peculiar “romantic functionalism”.
Light, its reflections on the sharp-cut edges of glass and shadows are the main means of
perception and depicting of the space and matter providing possibility to seize them and
create an outstanding atmosphere and mood at the same time. The shadow and light are not
of material substance by themselves but yet define them, reflect, hide and unveil them even
though they are only an optical illusion – an insubstantial postscript. Shadows are virtually
all around, but only those thrown by the Glitters collection are capable of creating neat
and magnificent make-up of the space, day and night. Light, translucent texture of the glass
and striking expressiveness have the ability to call forth memories but also enhance plastic
beauty of the room and make it real, more real, for the shadows that always reveal more than
the light itself.
Lasvit Collections
table lamp L 230 × W 200 × H 210 × OH 390 mm
wall sconce L 230 × H 210 × OH 390 × projection 220 mm
floor lamp dia 310 × H 1400 mm
pendant 1, dia 320 × H 300 × OH 805 mm
pendant 2, L 515 × W 322 × H 300 × OH 805 mm
pendant 3, L 700 × W 320 × H 300 × OH 840 mm
Lasvit Collections
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Vases /
by Nendo
Extraordinary, playful, fresh, never seen before, impractical, illogical are words that can be
used to describe Growing Vases yet it still doesn’t capture its essence. There are no words to
express the whimsical nature of this lighting installation.
Nendo and Lasvit collaborated to create an art piece, which conveys the quixotic appeal of
glass as something impractical and incomplete yet provides a breath of fresh air and opens
up new possibilities. Created with Czech Bohemian glass, this lighting installation alludes to
a whimsical glass forest filled with abstract flowers and branches.
The principle of a flower and a vase here is turned upside down. By turning the pipes into the
flowers and branches and by blowing the glass into a vase, suddenly the vases are blooming
from flowers instead of flowers blooming in vases! Growing Vases breaks conventions and
symbolises the birth of life.
“We decided to take the brief in a playful direction, and to suggest both breathing and the
incomplete by displaying the metal pipes used by glassblowers, still attached to the glass
objectsthat they were used to make.” – Oki Sato
Growing Vases
dia 1000 × 1400 mm
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Hydrogene /
by Lars Kemper
and Peter Olah
Hydrogene is a highly versatile architectural system of illuminated glass pieces. Combinable,
artistic elements in various shapes create a wide range of possibilities for use in interior
decoration as well as lighting design. Symbolic of the movement of liquid, air bubbles in
water, and the fluidity of glass, this design delivers sufficient light with a modish style.
Hydrogene, designed by Lars Kemper and Peter Olah exclusively for Lasvit, brings together
an architectural arrangement of light elements with a special bubbly texture that is
illuminated by a series of LEDs reflecting in the adjacent mirror components. The textured,
luminous surface of these unique, contemporary fittings creates a playful show of light that
boasts an incredible depth of radiance.
The thoughtful system of light elements provides ambient yet concentrated lighting for
architectural spaces. The design of Hydrogene allows convenient augmentation with both
circular and rectangular frames and fixtures to create the perfect gallery of light. A simple
pendant style fitting serves as a ceiling lamp while other styles include mountings for vertical
walls to create a light-grid or compact lighting elements, like a table lamp, for illumination
of a dedicated work space. Individual panels can create wall art and artistic surfaces for bars,
walls, and partitions.
Lasvit Collections
dia 750 mm
dia 500 mm
dia 380 mm
Inhale Lamp /
Lasvit Collections
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The lamp was formed by blowing glass into the form of an air bubble
then sucking the air away. Ordinarily, glass is made by blowing air
into the molten material. The inhale lamp, on the other hand, comes
from the act of inhaling. It‘s a form created by negative air pressure.
Inhale lamp
dia 410 (approx) × H315 mm clear
dia 410 (approx) × H315 mm opal
Press Lamp /
Lasvit Collections
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The press design is availabe in two types: a pendant lamp and a floor
lamp. In this design, glass tubes are pressed as though they have
been pinched, and the light source is fi tted into the narrowed space
that results. Unusual in the fact that it does not rely on a metal
form, the compression of the glass produces a soft, organic form and
imbues each lamp with a singular appearance.
Press lamp pendant
Press floor lamp
dia 90 × 450 mm clear
dia 90 × 450 mm smoke
dia 140 × H630 mm clear
dia 140 × H630 mm smoke
Press floor lamp
Press floor lamp
dia 140 × H460 mm clear
dia 140 × H460 mm smoke
dia 140 × H800 mm clear
dia 140 × H800 mm smoke
By Rony
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Like something from a fairytale, Uovos or “Eggs” sparkle like a radiant and mystical gem in a
faraway land. These reflective art glass lighting sculptures shines like a mountain of precious
rounded mirrors, capturing nearby objects and multiplying them to infinity.
Uovos exudes matchless charm and creativity due to the fact that it’s been designed in two
pieces with exceptional technique. One of the sculptures, Uovo d’argento, comprises silver
eggs, handcrafted by silvering clear blown-glass components from the inside. The matching
piece, Uovo d’oro, features golden eggs, with the colouring achieved by silvering the insides
of amber glass components. At the large version the finished designs are nearly two meters
high, 1.2 metres wide, and 130 kilograms in weight. There is also smaller version of the Uovo
designes available.
Lasvit Collections
dia 800 × H 1200 × OH 1500 mm Perla nera
dia 800 × H 1200 × OH 1500 mm Smoke
dia 800 × H 1200 × OH 1500 mm Gold
dia 800 × H 1200 × OH 1500 mm Silver
dia 1200 × H 1637 × OH 2100 mm Gold
dia 1200 × H 1637 × OH 2100 mm Silver
dia 1200 × H 1637 × OH 2100 mm Smoke
dia 1200 × H 1637 × OH 2100 mm Perla nera
Lasvit Collections
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Gabriela Náhlíková
Peter Olah &
Lars Kemper
Dan Piršč
Rony Plesl
Oki Sato (Nendo)
Jitka Kamencová
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