Lasvit EMOTIONS: Daniel Libeskind

LASVIT <E>MOTIONS Design showcase

Last week saw the return of one of the design events of the year Fuori Salone in Milan, and once again Lasvit (newly appointed BCFA Member) returned with an extraordinary instillation filled with special glass art pieces designed by some of the worlds famous designers and artists.

This years installation was called LASVIT <E>MOTIONS which wonderfully combines new collaboration with famous architect Daniel Libeskind or Dutch design star Maarten Baas and earlier collaboration represented by great creators Michael Young, Arik Levy or Jan Plecháč and Henry Wielgus. For the first time the company also launches work of their art director and renowned Czech designer Maxim Velčovský.

LASVIT <E>MOTIONS reflect the contemporary creativity proposed by Lasvit and fully illustrate the company´s mission: to transform glass into breathtaking light and design experiences. The nine unique lighting installations, each have a story that triggers a specific emotion, either by movement, light or static beauty.

Design Insider over the next will go into detail of each the designs that were shown at the show giving you an insight into the designers and ideas behind each wonderful piece. The first Design focus is on ICE designed by Daniel Libeskind who worked with the master craftsmen at the Lasvit factory in the Czech Republic.

Ice by Daniel Libeskind for Lasvit (7)


Libeskind has created a bold, geometric chandelier that achieves a ‘one-of-a-kind’ luminosity through the delicate and fluid quality of hand-blown glass.

DL sketch - Chandelier - ice 2


The Ice chandelier is made up of clear glass ‘cells,’ blown into angular molds and then clustered together in a series of puzzle-like, triangular patterns.  These modular patterns can be twisted and turned into any number of horizontal compositions to suit a wide variety of spaces.

Ice by Daniel Libeskind for Lasvit (8)


Like stalactites or icicles, the glass forms capture light, refracting it into prisms, so that each column glows in unpredictable ways.

Ice by Daniel Libeskind for Lasvit (4)



Daniel Libeskind

An international architect and designer, DANIEL LIBESKIND (born 1946), linking the emotion of architecture to involve philosophy, art, literature and music. He embraces the notion that buildings are crafted with perceptible human energy, addressing the greater cultural context in which they are built. Daniel Libeskind established his architectural studio in Berlin, Germany in 1989. His buildings include the Jewish Museum in Berlin, the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, the Grand Canal Theatre in Dublin and many others. Libeskind’s work has been exhibited in major museums and galleries around the world. In February 2003, Daniel Libeskind was selected as the master planner for the World Trade Center redevelopment.



About Alys Bryan

Alys' experience as a furniture designer, along with her in-depth marketing knowledge, makes her uniquely placed to work with the BCFA as the Editor of Design Insider and run her marketing business, Method Communications.
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