lasvit presents lighting collections by jan and henry, maarten baas + studio deFORM
 
lasvit presents lighting collections by jan and henry, maarten baas + studio deFORM
nov 07, 2015

lasvit presents lighting collections by jan and henry, maarten baas + studio deFORM

lasvit presents lighting collections by jan and henry, maarten baas + studio deFORM
all images courtesy of lasvit

 

 

 

as a part of designblok 15, prague’s annual design week, glass lighting company lasvit presents a selection of its latest designs. suspended inside a specially created pavilion, completed by local firm A1 architects, lighting collections by jan plechac and henry wielgus, maarten baas, and studio deFORM are exhibited. see below for more information on each of the designs.

 

 


‘polygon’ by jan plechac and henry wielgus

 

 

 

‘polygon’ by jan plechac and henry wielgus combines the traditional form of hand-blown glass shades with the gridded networks often used in 3D modeling programs. the lamp creates a new and unusual décor with two distinct looks. in the daytime, light gently refracts from its matte surface, while at night the interior light source reveals the elegance of the design in full detail.

lasvit designblok 15 jan plechac henry wielgus maarten baas studio deform designboom
typically used amber has been replaced with a lighter shade that the designers have called ‘champagne’

 

 

 

the collection employs unusual shades of color, with typical amber replaced with a lighter shade that the designers have called ‘champagne’. crystal, smoke and light pink are also complemented by an olive hue which gives the collection a hint of mysticism. ‘we were fascinated by working with a huge piece of glass as well as with the material and hand cutting which enjoys a huge tradition here,’ explains the duo. ‘we tried to place this classic craft technique in a current context’.

lasvit designblok 15 jan plechac henry wielgus maarten baas studio deform designboom
the design combines the traditional form of hand-blown glass with the networks often used in 3D modeling programs

 

 


‘das pop’ by maarten baas

 

 

 

work by established dutch designer maarten baas is also presented, a balloon-shaped pendant lamp called ‘das pop’. the series sees baas turn his attention towards classic, recognizable shapes, infusing them with a modern and almost comic twist. the project is a unique joint-venture between lasvit, maarten baas, and his production team from den herder production house. ‘we wanted to make a modular system as a chandelier, but I also wanted to do it in my way — and my way is not normally modular,’ commented baas. ‘I think it works in both small spaces and big spaces, and that is totally what we wanted to achieve.’

lasvit designblok 15 jan plechac henry wielgus maarten baas studio deform designboom
the balloon-shaped pendant lamp named ‘das pop’

lasvit designblok 15 jan plechac henry wielgus maarten baas studio deform designboom
the work sees baas turn his attention towards classic, recognizable shapes

 

 


‘hats’ by studio deFORM

 

 

 

the ‘hats’ collection by studio deFORM pays homage to both industrial lighting and the grand streetlamps found in many european cities. the lights, which resemble late victorian bowler hats, combine strict practicality with design simplicity. the colored glass topper illuminates the ceiling, while the clear bottom half remains starkly utilitarian. the sections are connected by three industrial-style custom screws, referencing its original inspiration. inside, an translucent bulb softens and evenly distributes the light.

lasvit designblok 15 jan plechac henry wielgus maarten baas studio deform designboom
the lights resemble late victorian bowler hats

lasvit designblok 15 jan plechac henry wielgus maarten baas studio deform designboom
the sections are connected by three industrial-style custom screws

lasvit designblok 15 jan plechac henry wielgus maarten baas studio deform designboom
each of the lamps are hung inside a specially created structure in prague’s city center

lasvit designblok 15 jan plechac henry wielgus maarten baas studio deform designboom
the designblok pavilion was completed by local firm A1 architects
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