Crystal facets

Tradition and contemporary style coexist in the theatrical installations created by Preciosa for the Varso Place project in Warsaw

Varso Place, Warsaw - Photo © Roman Mlejnek
Varso Place, Warsaw - Photo © Roman Mlejnek

Not just evocative lights positioned strategically to enhance large, modern spaces. The installations created by Preciosa for Varso Place, an architectural project for mixed use by Foster+Partners, are true contemporary jewels that combine the crystal artistry of Bohemia with the flair of young creativity. Impressive but also discreet and elegant, the three installations formulated for the occasion by the Czech company together with the investors and developers HB Reavis also bear witness to the great expertise of Preciosa in the assembly of sophisticated elements.

Varso Place, Warsaw - Photo © Roman Mlejnek

Lift trucks and scaffolding were required to create the foamy cloud of spheres – about 150 in number – floating inside the ground level of Varso 2, inspired by the prize-winning Breath of Light of Preciosa Signature Design, suspended from the skylight. A slightly smaller version, on the other hand, is located on the ground floor of the Varso 1 building, with almost 200 handmade blown bubbles in transparent and opaline frosted glass.

Varso Place, Warsaw - Photo © Roman Mlejnek

These are joined by Glory, designed by Jaroslav Bejvl Jr., one of the solitaires in the portfolio of Collections Lighting, a single suspension lamp ‘multiplied’ by the designers of the company for the aerial zone of the Varso Gallery, hung on a rectangular frame in shiny stainless steel. A suspended structure, three by three meters, very precisely installed.

Varso Place, Warsaw - Photo © Roman Mlejnek

Finally, right at the entrance, visitors are welcomed by an artistic piece based on the Varso logo, in metal and glass. A demonstration of the unlimited possibilities of scale, composition, colors, materials, special finishes, principles of construction and lighting methods which Preciosa is capable of making available.