Immersion Into NatureBy: Eva Slunečková 04/05 2022 Photo: Shotby.us, Floral Design Fox Flowers
Designers Mária Čulenová, Petra Dicková and Štěpán Gudev developed a special glass technique, thanks to which it is possible to prolong the life of plants and imprint its silhouette on crystal glass. The flower turns to ashes, the glass into an immortal memory. It is up to you which one you want to grant a fragile eternity.
Welcome to the wilderness named Herbarium, where everyone is their own master. In it, the lianas fall from the heavens and strange flowers flourish on the surface of the earth. Time stops. But there’s no need to worry, you won‘t be harmed! This wilderness is a testament to the beauty of flora that will last forever. By denying the current rules and expectations, a fleeting moment imprinted in bohemian glass, preserved as a silent memento of an important event, a moment of joy or a symbol of a favorite herb.
The magic happens when the molten glass is poured over dried flowers, herbs or small tree branches. That’s when the greenery turns into ashes but leaves its distinct traces in the glass surface.
As a standard, we offer the Herbarium collection in 9 versions. Despite this, every piece is unique thanks to our technology. No two flowers in the world are the same, therefore each component we create now or in the future will be a unique, one-of-a-kind piece.
All types of structures stand out in Herbarium, whether they are fine grasses, more expressive flowers or tree branches. Originally, the designers only worked with plants that grow in the vicinity of the LASVIT glassworks in Nový Bor, but gradually expanded the possibilities further. The only condition is that the plants must not be too fleshy — a larger volume of water causes adverse reactions when in contact with hot glass.
You can assemble the chandelier from our components or have your own memory sealed into the glass — a wedding bouquet, a favorite flower or grass as a simple symbol of nature. The Herbarium lighting installation is usually on offer in 3 shapes (round, oval and made-to-measure) in our ready-to-order standardizations ranging from 27 to 265 pieces. For more details about our Icons
“What we wanted to do in Herbarium was to capture the wilderness, so anyone can take home a piece of the Bohemian meadow frozen in glass,” says Mária Čulenová, chief designer who led the creative team behind Herbarium.
The components are usually made of clear glass, but there are also several possibilities to add golden-painted details.