Ice chandelier for Lasvit
Chandelier glass detail
Designed for Lasvit and realized by master craftsmen
Ice Chandelier for Lasvit
Working with the master craftsmen at the Lasvit factory in the Czech Republic, the Libeskinds created a unique, geometric chandelier that achieves exceptional luminosity through the delicate and flowing quality of hand-blown glass. The Ice chandelier is made up of glass ‘cells,’ blown into angular molds and then clustered together in a series of puzzle-like patterns that form triangular modules. These modular triangles can be arrayed into any number of compositions to suit a wide variety of spaces. Like icicles, the glass forms capture light, refracting it into prisms, so that each cell and each triangle glows in unpredictable ways. The Ice Chandelier showcases an encounter between traditional Bohemian glass-blowing techniques and contemporary geometries, forcing the naturally globular glass into sharp angles to magical effect.
The project was realized collaboratively with Lev Libeskind, Daniel Libeskind, and their respective studios.
LED inset above chandelier
The bold, geometric chandelier achieves a luminosity through the delicate and fluid quality of hand-blown glass.
The Ice chandelier is made up of clear glass ‘cells,’ blown into angular molds and then clustered together in a series of puzzle-like, triangular patterns.
The modular patterns of glass can be twisted into an infinite number of horizontal compositions to suit any space.