Daniel Libeskind creates chandelier for Lasvit from shafts of crystal

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.