Oasis of Light and SoundBy: Ondřej Elsner Photo: Mojmír Bureš
In her glass art installation for the St. Regis Jakarta, up-and-coming designer Petra Junová materialized the magical atmosphere of tranquility, light, music and movement. In midst of a bumptious metropolis, it makes the luxurious hotel lobby into a harmonious oasis for contemplation.
Welcome to Indonesia, welcome to Jakarta. Welcome to the capital city of an island nation where life beats fast. Find its pulse, suck in the tropical air and plunge into the city’s hustle and bustle, where the stories of tens of millions of people unfold on the backdrop of the pristine Javanese coastline.
Let yourself be taken in by the wild greenery and the urban jungle, and take in the hot air of sunny days, as well as the cool breezes of long nights spent in good company. Taste exotic fruit and go with the hectic flow. Experience the culture, get educated, discover the unexpected, and take an adventure for once. Better buckle in for a wild ride on this eclectic rollercoaster full of sights, sounds and fragrances – Indonesia always leaves a lasting impression.
And when the time comes to slow down, just sit back and take stock of the unique experiences you never thought you’d have. For any traveler, the hotel symbolizes a temporary home, a place where one is well taken care of, and where one can find sanctuary and a safe haven. A high-quality hotel also works through all your senses and provides the perfect atmosphere for contemplation, giving you some downtime to take a step back, sort your thoughts, and make your experiences stay with you forever.
Czech glass is the centerpiece for the St. Regis Jakarta’s design concept. The monumental light installations from Nový Bor show off their perfect sculptural aesthetics while simultaneously providing an innovative melding of light, sound and motion. The kinetic installation Sound of Light organically dances in the rhythm of the music composed by maestro Andi Rianto. Thanks to designer Petra Junová, the piano tones come alive as a palpable symphony of shapes and light effects. Spending just a few moments in its presence is enough to transport you to a calmer, more serene world.
“The glass sculpture in the lobby of the St. Regis Jakarta consists of 1192 components made of Czech crystal glass.”
“I enjoy watching strange, unusual, natural, and physical phenomena. And I love working them into my designs.”
Petra Junová is Lasvit Senior Designer. She studied at Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic and the Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain. Petra finds inspiration for her work among people and in the cultures and customs of the countries where she works. In her “glass” portfolio, we find highly artistic projects like the Changi Airport in Singapore, the Ecopark in Hanoi, Icon Siam Shopping Mall in Bangkok or the Elite Pavilion Suites in Kuala Lumpur.