Designer Peter Olah with hand-made crystal trophies for the Tour de France
For the jubilee 100th year of the Tour de France cycle race, Lasvit, the Czech designer and manufacturer of light and glass installations, has hand-made and cut crystal trophies for the overall winner, best under-25 rider, best sprinter, and best climber. As in the previous two years, the trophies were designed by Peter Olah under the management of Jozef Kaban, chief designer of Škoda Auto, which has sponsored the event for several years.
The making of ‘Inhale’ pendant lamp by Nendo for Lasvit
The ultra-prolific Japanese design practise Nendo has collaborated with a Czech manufacturer of bespoke light fittings and glass installations Lasvit on this delicate, organically-shaped pendant light called ‘Inhale’. Owing its name to the innovatory production process, in which the form is obtained by a negative air pressure, the design was exhibited as part of Nendo’s delicate, all-white ‘Still & Sparkling’ installation during this year’s edition of Milan’s Salone del Mobile. (more…)