A Czech Glassmaking Company Brings to Bear Six Generations of Flawless Technique

Pop into Minotti and Luminaire showrooms in Miami to see what the shimmer is about

Lasvit: the Czech words for “love” and “light.” Both values are on full display when the respected glassmaking company—inspired by the craft developed in Northern Bohemia and founded in 2007— creates chandeliers, floor lamps and tumblers for hotels, cruise ships and private homes.

Born into a glassmaking family in Liberec, Czech Republic, founder Leon Jakimič continues to innovate while remaining true to the artistry and expertise that his family has cultivated for six generations. In addition to its stable of talented in-house designers, Lasvit has collaborated with the leading lights of the industry, from Nendo to Zaha Hadid to the Rockwell Group, the last of which fashioned the Constellation Collection for Lasvit. Inspired by the famed celestial ceiling mural in Grand Central Terminal’s Main Concourse, the collection is composed of fixtures named after discrete constellations and calls upon glass domes and subtle matte metalwork, resulting in a flexible and modular design.

Meanwhile, the Hidden Light collection, designed by Jan Plecháč and Henry Wielgus and launched at last year’s Salone del Mobile, features glass blown inside cages to achieve its delicate net-like effect. Lasvit products are available at Minotti and Luminaire showrooms in Miami.

Drew Limsky
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