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Published by Sugar & Cream, Tuesday 12 March 2024

Images courtesy of Lasvit

Entitled Re/Creation

Lasvit, a leader in hand-made glassmaking, is proud to announce its presentation, “Re/Creation,” at Palazzo Isimbardi during the 2024 Milan Design Week. Known for pushing the boundaries of artisanal glass, Lasvit is set to captivate audiences with a monumental outdoor fused glass installation, showcasing the brand’s mastery and innovative approach to design, architecture, and glassmaking.

Address: Corso Monforte, 35, 20122 Milano
Opening Hours: Tuesday 16 April – Saturday 20 April, 10 am-7 pm. Sunday 21 April, 10 am-3 pm

Visit Lasvit at Palazzo Isimbardi to witness the art of glass redefined for a Press Preview on Monday, April 15, from 10 am-8 pm (RSVP necessary). The exhibition is open to the public from 16-21 April.

Through “Re/Creation,” Lasvit sets up a sanctuary for creative escapism amid the hustle and bustle of Milan’s Salone Week. In the serene embrace of Palazzo Isimbardi, “Re/Creation” offers a space where minds are free to wander, inspired by the fluid grace of molten glass. The title refers to the innovative technique, where the essence of fused glass lies in letting go. Extremely hot melted glass is allowed to relax, spread, and take shape in a form designed for the glass to lie down on. Its weight and gravity take care of the rest. Similarly, a creative mind is most prolific and innovative when relaxed, and free of everyday pressures and demands. This is why, at the beautiful location of Palazzo Isimbardi, Lasvit creates a haven for creatives to escape, recharge, and relax.

Aiming to redefine the relationship between glass and architecture, the centerpiece of the presentation is an installation designed by Lasvit’s Art Director Maxim Velcovsky. Entitled Porta, the monumental piece employs Lasvit’s unique expertise in artisanal glass facades as it showcases the various facets of fused glass. Crafted in Europe’s largest glass kiln, this installation is not merely a display of technical prowess but an illustration of the brand’s capabilities in terms of size and variability, whilst ensuring precision and creativity that meet the rigorous demands of architectural projects.

In addition to the central installation in the Palazzo’s courtyard, Lasvit is excited to present a new collection by the acclaimed Swedish architectural studio, Claesson Koivisto Rune. Entitled “Nebula,” the collection reflects the essence of Scandinavian design and is crafted using the sophisticated technique of technical glass with an effective metal coating.

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Further expanding its innovative portfolio, Lasvit will reveal the bespoke “Bois de Cristal” installation by its Senior Designer, Maria Culenova. This unique piece combines folded plywood and copper layers to create a never-before-seen light effect through a custom LED module, enhanced by textured clear glass.

Moreover, Lasvit will celebrate its iconic “Neverending Glory” series (designed by Jan Plechac and Henry Wielgus) with a special limited edition. The La Scala pendant, now reimagined in gold, is inspired by the opulent chandeliers of the famed Milano opera house and offers a new perspective on Lasvit’s beloved design.

As Lasvit takes over Palazzo Isimbardi with its installations and new collections, the brand reaffirms its position at the forefront of material and glass innovation. Visitors to Milan Design Week are invited to experience the magic of Lasvit‘s creations and the boundless possibilities of glass.

Experiential design by (Petr Hák, Zbynek Krulich).

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