The Theory of Light

Lasvit continues its fascinating research on light and glass. The results of the experiments? Four installations: Aura, De-Lux-Ity, Liana and Traces

Traces by Katarina Kudejova Fulinova and Katerina Handlova
Traces by Katarina Kudejova Fulinova and Katerina Handlova

Light and glass can create captivating impressions and magical settings. Lasvit plays and experiments with all the possible evolutions of this combination. The Czech company specialized in the production of glass products has formulated The Theory of Light based on which light is composed of Reflection, Spectrum, Nature and Perception.

Lasvit at Salone del Mobile.Milano 2019
Lasvit at Salone del Mobile.Milano 2019

The research was presented during the latest Salone del Mobile.Milano, in four installations: Aura, De-Lux-Ity, Liana and Traces.
“We love light, and after 11 years of working on light and glass at high levels, we have developed our own theory – says the art director of Lasvit and creator of Liana, Maxim Velčovský. – Our experiments of design and their extraordinary results take concrete form in four unique luminous installations.”
The works are flexible and can be personalized, or even transformed inside the host space.

Aura by Mária Čulenová
Aura by Mária Čulenová

The reflection testing was conducted by Mária Čulenová: “Things are visible only if they reflect or return to us the rays of light that strike them,” she says. The parts of her installation, Aura, remind us of the surfaces of the moon, with plateaux, dry seas, craters.

De-Lux-Ity by Wanda Valihrachová
De-Lux-Ity by Wanda Valihrachová

De-Lux-Ity is the result of the experiment that sets out to capture the chromatic spectrum with different glassmaking techniques, taking inspiration from Street Art. The works of Wanda Valihrachová are represented as graffiti.

Liana, by Maxim Velcovsky
Liana, by Maxim Velcovsky

Nature is able to generate light, like human beings: this has prompted the art director of Lasvit to create an installation that brings to mind climbing tropical plants (hence the name, Liana).

Traces by Katarina Kudejova Fulinova and Katerina Handlova
Traces by Katarina Kudejova Fulinova and Katerina Handlova

Finally comes perception: the sculpture Traces, made by Kateřina Handlová and Katarína Kudějová Fulínová, connects individual glass elements so that those who observe them can express their emotions through light and color.

The event in Milan was also an opportunity to present new collections like Neverending Glory M, designed by Jan Plecháč and Henry Wielgus; Crystal Rock Raw, created by Arik Levy; Glacier, by the American architect William Pederson, who has attempted to capture the wonder of ice in glass.