Daniel Libeskind creates chandelier
for Lasvit from shafts of crystal

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Milan 2014: architect Daniel Libeskind has designed a chandelier of hand-blown crystal glass shards for Czech brand Lasvit.

Daniel Libeskind creates chandelier from shafts of crystal for Lasvit

The Ice chandelier by Daniel Libeskind is made up of clear glass cells blown into angular moulds, creating icicle-like forms.

Daniel Libeskind creates chandelier from shafts of crystal for Lasvit

These pieces are arranged in a cluster and suspended from a reflective triangular plate. The glass sections can be reconfigured into different shapes.

Daniel Libeskind creates chandelier from shafts of crystal for Lasvit

When hung below a light source, the light shines through the glass shafts and illuminates the edges.

Daniel Libeskind creates chandelier from shafts of crystal for Lasvit

The glass pieces were hand-blown by craftsmen at Lasvit's Czech Republic factory.

Daniel Libeskind creates chandelier from shafts of crystal for Lasvit

"It is so gratifying to collaborate with skilled workers whose expertise derives from centuries of design intelligence and artistic ambition, yet who are willing to experiment and do things differently to help realise my ideas," said Libeskind.

Daniel Libeskind creates chandelier from shafts of crystal for Lasvit

"I am always mindful when designing products, just as I am as an architect, to create something truly unique and functional," he added.

Daniel Libeskind creates chandelier from shafts of crystal for Lasvit

The Ice chandelier will be exhibited at Officine Stendhal, Via Stendhal 35, in Milan's Tortona district.

  • JJK

    I think the flat top makes it look pretty amateur

  • modus

    Looks like it came from Superman’s Fortress of Solitude. It’s disappointing that the chandelier doesn’t have it’s own integrated light source, so it’s more of a hanging decoration than a light fixture.

    • Narrell

      I agree. It’s typical Libeskind nonsense. This is neither aesthetically pleasing, functional nor fully thought out. It is just the latest redeployment of the glass shard gimmick that he applies to everything, regardless of its impracticality or in appropriateness.

  • Prince Larry

    If Libeskind designed a football, it would be trapezoidal in shape and named “Crystal”.

  • Rent

    Let me guess … It was inspired by a fractured Star of David whose angular lines represent the directions of travel of the glass blowers approaching the factory to make this.

  • NBR

    I guess Libeskind was too modest to call this one ‘El Masterpiece’. Ha!!

  • Smeralda

    The flat top allows the fixture to be inverted, placed on a seat and used as a cushion. Libeskind wants to challenge and stimulate the user regarding the notion of comfort. What a genius he is!

  • D. P. Alisan

    Probably a left over model from an unbuilt museum project.