In 2018 Lasvit's exhibition called Monster Cabaret outshined more than 1500 other venues in the city of design. Lasvit brought home the prestigious Milano Design Award for the best interpretation of contemporary design and a future conceptual vision.
Since its launch in Milan in 1961, the Salone Internazionale del Mobile has become the global benchmark event for the furnishing and design sector. Each year, the Salone acts as an international weathervane for the future of design in our times. The fair presents a platform for brands and designers to share their design vision and advancements through extraordinary installations and experiences.
With the 2021 edition planned for September, its traditional mark on our calendar is left bare. Traditionally hosted in April each year, we thought we would pay tribute our favourite Milan moments.
In 2018 Czech lighting brand Lasvit brought to the Milanese Teatro Gerolamo, a show full of beasts, antiheroes, vicious genius minds, egos, outcasts, and fantastical creatures. Conceived by creative design strategist Stephan Hamel and Lasvit founder Leon Jakimič, the project has delivered a diverse family of monsters. The spirit of monstrosity filled the petite Teatro Gerolamo in the centre of Milan.
Beside this premiering collection, visitors could admire Lasvit's signature glass installations. At the stage of Teatro Gerolamo dominated the composition of 108 small Neverending Glory chandeliers, the admired and best-selling collection of the company, and in the middle of the auditorium: The Independent, the First of Pendants Rising from the Floor. The installation won Lasvit the prestigious Milano Design Award for the best interpretation of contemporary design and a future conceptual vision.
“I am happy and honoured that the jury has chosen Lasvit among so many beautiful presentations. We wanted to show the exceptional Monster collection in a different, edgy, daring way. Being given this award just underlines our vision to be the most inspirational glassmaking company in the world,” said President and founder of Lasvit Leon Jakimič. “The Independent is a billboard of its time, its crystal screens delivering the crystal-clear truth. What you are going to believe is up to you. It is an audio-visual labyrinth that features the most beautiful fake news that mankind has freely created and selected. It can bring the rain or the sun, it can flourish, and it can burn. The most interesting monsters of our time can talk through its screens.” Said Velčovský.
Founded in 2007 and based in the Czech Republic, Lasvit transforms glass into breathtaking light experiences. The company is committed to overcoming the traditional boundaries of the glassblowing field by using and exploring glass as a medium and experimenting with new and unconventional manufacturing processes. Projects vary from glass sculptures for private residences to large-scale hospitality installations. Lasvit cooperates closely with designers, architects and clients to help them to realise their visions.
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