PRAGUE/DUBAI: Lasvit, a manufacturer of unique works of glass, including bespoke lighting installations and collections, won the third edition of prestigious 2016 Harper’s Bazaar Interiors Awards, in the category of Best Lighting/ Brand. The announcement was made during a ceremony held on October 26.
The Awards, which recognize excellence in design are a celebration of an outstanding design across the region. Lasvit’s bespoke installations enhance extraordinary interiors worldwide, including private residences, public spaces, unique hotels and high-end boutiques. Lasvit’s success has evolved from bridging craft, design and technology – a magical combination that brought the firm numerous international projects and collaborations with world-renowned designers.
Although a young and progressive company, Lasvit assembled an outstanding team of glassmakers, leveraging the thousand year legacy of traditional Bohemian craft. “I have a great respect and admiration for precise and inspired craftsmanship of the past masters and their Bohemian approach,” Lasvit’s President Leon Jakimic admits, “We made ‘Bohemian Perfection’ our credo. ‘Bohemian’ refers both to the region and its proverbial creative and free-spirited approach. We continue to strive for perfection and precision, much like our predecessors. This philosophy translates into everything we do.”
Lasvit’s coveted works are found in the world’s most exclusive hotels, from Paris to New York and from Hong Kong to Seoul. Lasvit is firmly established in the UAE and its installations adorn the interiors of exclusive hotels such as Dubai Opera, Rosewood and St. Regis hotels as well as several discerning private residences.
The brand Lasvit, founded in 2007 by Leon Jakimič, sheds a new light on Bohemian glass and takes it into the next millennium. Lasvit combines the authenticity of glass with innovative technologies and creative craftsmanship. In a few short years, Lasvit has established itself as the authority delivering bespoke lighting sculptures and art installations made from hand-blown glass. Collaborations with renowned designers and artists produce also unique glass collections. Nendo, Ross Lovegrove, Daniel Libeskind, Maarten Baas, Czech legends René Roubícek and Borek Sípek are among those who choose Lasvit in order to embody their unconventional artistic vision, endow it with the precision and mastery of our glassmakers, and produce impressive creative oeuvre. This is a manifesto of Lasvits’s uncompromising mission: To transform glass into breathtaking light and design experiences.