Czech Brands Shined in Milan
Interactive installations became a trend at the Milan Design Week, and yet again, Czech glassware brands were able to amaze audiences with their impressive installations.
The prestigious award for the most inspiring glassmakers
For a period of time during Milan Design Week, the Gerolamo Theater was used by visionary glassware brand Lasvit. Along with the Prague Burlesque, they prepared the show Monster Cabaret. The stage was lit up by 108 chandeliers from the collection Neverending Glory by designers Jan Plecháč and Henry Wielgus. In the seating area stood a grand, seven-meter tall totem The Independant by Maxim Velčovský.
In the box and balcony spaces, the collection Monster Cabaret was presented. Seventeen well-known designers, including Czech glassware legends Jaroslav Brychta, René Roubíček, and Vladimír Kopecký worked on it.
And how do you beat 1,500 brands and win the renowned Milano Design Award? The presentation of Lasvit, according to the expert judges, most effectively captured their current design and convinced others of their future vision and concept. The first 'design Oscar' for the Czech brand is finally here.
Jablonec nad Nisou’s Preciosa breathed life into light
Preciosa prepared the installation Breath of Light. As soon as the visitors blew into one glass flask, light was carried by the breath, as it spread and created an impressive chain of soft light.
The large pearl necklace chandelier, Pearl Drop, from designer Frank Tjepkema and Chromo table lamps, which utilize the positive effects of colored light on the human body, were new this year at the Milan Design Week.
Ton and its potato chip
Ton, one of five brands in the world that make furniture out of bent wood, showcased six new pieces in Milan. Their award-winning Leaf bar stool was completed with a backrest, and their Ironica chair was showcased in two different colors.
The chair Chips, which resembles a potato chip, from designer Lucie Koldová gained the most attention. The bold backrest from hand-bent wood is filled with a perforated textile, which makes the furniture feel light.
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