during milan design week 2017, czech glass manufacturer LASVIT unveiled ‘cipher’, a collection of pendant lamps designed by yabu pushelberg — currently one of the more recognised design firms. their world-renowned projects feature multidisciplinary approaches, as well as appreciation of crafts and invention. with studios in toronto and new york, covering projects in 16 countries, attention to detail and a spirit of exploration remain the pillars of the firm. exhibition all these traits, the cipher collection is a juxtaposition of heritage techniques and modern forms.

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the cipher collection is a juxtaposition of heritage techniques and modern forms

 

 

referencing the versatility and texture of surface-patterning and the way in which it catches light, the cipher collection by yabu pushelberg for LASVIT is made of delicate hand-blown crystal cylindrical pieces that have been cut with clean, clear lines. with components arranged in series and joined by polished champagne-gold finished connections that emit light, cipher’s overall linear form creates a poetic visual rhythm. regardless of the configuration, there exists an inherent simplicity and earnestness in the effect of light playing off these delicate, perfectly clear etched glass cylinders.

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the design references the versatility and texture of surface-patterning

 

 

‘cipher’ was part of ‘lanterna magica’, the exhibition LASVIT presented at salone del mobile in milan where video mapping simulated an early type of projector of the same name. building on the mutual relation between objects, light and space, the show narrated stories of artistic visions revealed through glass.

 

‘we were interested in the architect’s perception of light as object in space and the materialisation of light,’ adds maxim velcovsky, creative director of LASVIT. 

yabup ushelberg lasvit cipher collection milan design week designboom
once on, the light enhances the lines on the glass

yabup ushelberg lasvit cipher collection milan design week designboom
polished champagne-gold finished connections join the parts

yabup ushelberg lasvit cipher collection milan design week designboom
the cipher collection can be configured in various ways

yabup ushelberg lasvit cipher collection milan design week designboom
simplicity and earnestness in the effect of light

yabup ushelberg lasvit cipher collection milan design week designboom
juxtaposition of heritage techniques with modern form

 

LASVIT’s ‘lanterna magica’ exhibition at euroluce 2017

 

yabup ushelberg lasvit cipher collection milan design week designboom
etched crystal components arranged in series

yabup ushelberg lasvit cipher collection milan design week designboom
drawings

yabup ushelberg lasvit cipher collection milan design week designboom
george yabu and glenn pushelberg of yabu pushelberg

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