Spacial Magazine

Light has the poten­tial to embrace us. To cre­ate an atmos­phere. Space turns into an expe­ri­ence, into a place you do not want to leave. A chan­de­lier, lamp, site-spe­cif­ic light instal­la­tion or glass for archi­tec­ture – these are just a few exam­ples of Lasvit’s long-term expe­ri­ence with cre­at­ing unique spaces. That is why we decid­ed to share them and inspire others.

Spa­cial Mag­a­zine will guide you through res­i­dences, hotels, restau­rants and bars around the world. It will present the think­ing of renowned design­ers and archi­tects, for whom light is the foun­da­tion of their work and, more­over, it will open the far­thest cor­ners of the glass fac­to­ry in North Bohemia.

Each piece cre­at­ed by Lasvit is touched by a num­ber of hands and is patient­ly devel­oped for months in advance. Tra­di­tion meets con­tem­po­rane­ity and push­es the bor­der of Bohemi­an glass. On these pages we will present the phi­los­o­phy of pro­duc­tion and reveal an exclu­sive view, not only on the phe­nom­e­non of light, but also on the work and back­ground of design­ers, who are part of the Lasvit fam­i­ly. Because light is our mis­sion. Spa­cial Mag­a­zine. Where space and light become one.

Issue #1 Privacy

A home is more than just a foun­da­tion, four walls and a roof. A home is a state of mind. It’s also a term, the mean­ing of which has sig­nif­i­cant­ly changed in recent years. In the pre­mier issue of Spa­cial Mag­a­zine, part of Lasvit Edi­tions, we explore this theme from var­i­ous per­spec­tives. How do peo­ple relate to their pri­va­cy and sur­round­ings? How does it dif­fer from just any space and which roles do unique­ness, sym­bol­ism or craft play? We dis­cussed this with George Yabu and Glenn Pushel­berg, lead­ing inte­ri­or design­ers in New York. We also had an open dia­log with the Cam­pana Broth­ers who have been part of the Lasvit design fam­i­ly since 2016. In this issue, you will also find a por­trait of Vladimír Kopecký, the glass artist, pro­fes­sor and poet who recent­ly cel­e­brat­ed his 90th birth­day. His expres­sive paint­ing on glass sur­faces is per­ceived as a con­tro­ver­sial attack on a valu­able material.

Dis­rupt­ing ideas that define lux­u­ry is also the sub­ject of an essay by the Lasvit art direc­tor, Max­im Velčovský. He responds to the Man­i­fest of Lux­u­ry, writ­ten in 1943 by the Hun­gar­i­an philoso­pher and art deal­er, Carl Las­z­lo. This first edi­tion of Spa­cial Mag­a­zine was pro­duced under the aus­pices of a man no less rad­i­cal — Daniel Libe­skind, a world-renowned archi­tect and mem­ber of the Lasvit design fam­i­ly since 2014. As a young­ster, Libe­skind was forced to leave his home in Łódź, Poland, and set off on a jour­ney into the unknown. In a dia­log with this cel­e­brat­ed vision­ary and philoso­pher of spaces, we intro­duce key con­cepts that link sto­ries in Spa­cial Mag­a­zine like a sil­ver thread.

We hope you will find them inspi­ra­tional and keep return­ing to them. Spa­cial Mag­a­zine. Where space and light become one.