lasvit at milan design week: frozen lamp by maxim velčovský
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the ‘frozen’ collection of hand-blown glass refers to the transformation of water into ice. this moment is similar to work in a glassmaker shop. creating a solid object from a liquid material is an essential characteristic of glass. each designer attempts a small miracle –turning liquid glass to solid form.


czech designer maxim velčovský is art director of lasvit and for the first time, he also created a collection for the company. with ‘frozen’ he allows the glass to spill over a metal form and seeks advantage in its natural properties. each piece traces a unique record of the process, becoming an original. maxim found inspiration among pieces of ice created by nature and applied that element of randomness in nature to his craft in the context of glassmaking. the result is a ‘frozen’ sculpture, combining the richness of glass textures, wrinkled details, bubbles and varied thicknesses. ‘frozen’ is a series in which no shape is possibly the same. glassmakers understand their material always ‘freezes’ at some moment in the process and only the most skilled hands are capable of creating a unique form.




‘frozen’ big
dimensions    dia 290 × 520 mm + L    
light source    E 14 max 40 W    
weight    10 kg


‘frozen’ small
dimensions    dia 250 × 250 mm +L    
light source    E 14 max 40W    
weight    6 kg  




maxim velčovský introduces his new collection ‘frozen’ to designboom
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maxim velčovský’s collection was part of the LASVIT E MOTIONS show in milan in april 2014
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frozen small by maxim velčovský
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frozen big by maxim velčovský
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watch the glass-making of lasvit’s 2014 collection LASVIT E MOTIONS, presented during milan design week 2014.

a designboom exclusivity / video courtesy LASVIT



frozen collection
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frozen big
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frozen big / small by maxim velčovský




maxim velčovský (1976)

completed his studies at the academy of arts, architecture and design in prague, in 2002 becoming co-founder of the qubus design studio. he participated in 90 joint exhibitions and his works are included in the collections of the victoria & albert museum in london, the new pinakothek in munich, the museum of art and design in prague and the design museum in lausanne. in 2011 he became art director of lasvit, also heading the ceramics and porcelain atelier of the academy of arts, architecture and design in prague. the themes ‘snow’ and ‘ice’ are part of maxim’s ongoing research of natural form expression. the designer molded vases from snow and casted their shape in plaster for three consecutive years (2010, 2011, 2012). frozen snow that changes into melting snow, …