Imagine a villa with a grand staircase. A home you have been coming back to for years. It is filled with travel memories, it is where you are hosts to friends when they visit your town for a few days. Imagine a villa that is full of life. And now, imagine an abrupt change. It is still you, it is still the same place, but the joyful ambience is no longer there. Because of the pandemic, you can only dream of traveling. You yearn for the remote lands, and for your friends, but they are so far away.
Fortunately, there is a magician close at hand who can help. A married couple living in the villa with the grand staircase received flowers in envelopes sent by their friends from London, New York and the Austrian Alps and we used our magic to preserve these flowers in glass. Custom made with the utmost care, and with courage to make their home joyful again.
“A Czech meadow, a wedding bouquet and a tropical orchid – all can be embedded in glass in Herbarium.”
“When you always want to see what reminds you of your closest friends.”
“We send flowers to make your day nicer, and we look forward to seeing you.”
Clear glass casts complement the pieces in which the traces of plants are gilded. The light installation looks as delicate as icicles and makes one wonder – where did the flowers come from, who sent them, what were they thinking about and what are they thinking about right now?
Fused glass tames the wildness immediately. Dried flowers, herbs or twigs burn with heat to leave a trace that reminds you every day what is truly important. The Herbarium collection was created by the Lasvit team of designers, Mária Čulenová, Petra Dicková and Štěpán Gudev.
Each glass piece with a flower is unique. In the small chandelier, 27 of them hover in the air; the largest installation consists of 265 casts. It is entirely up to you whether you want to have the Herbarium assembled from Czech plants or have our master glassmakers preserve in glass the flowers you bring.
Available are three standard versions of the light installation - round, oval and made-to-measure. Of course, we can also create a custom- made version, perfectly adjusted to the place it is expected to decorate.
You can observe the glass pieces directly or enjoy their reflections on various surfaces in the interior. In a villa with a grand staircase, the interplay of reflections produced by the Herbarium installation details of the pieces looks beautiful, for instance, on an old piano.