Designers Jan Plechac & Henry Wielgus designed a collection of hand-blown glass lamps made using traditional craft techniques of blowing crystal glass into a beech form. These suspended lights, made for manufacturer Lasvit, showcase Czech crystal and are lit with integrated LED light sources set directly within the charred form.
The collection, called Moulds, have a raw look that is reminiscent of industrial design. With a clean geometric appearance and a combination of contrasting materials, these stunning pendant lights “create an impression that the heat and energy of the glass maker’s kiln remained inside.” Thanks to their simplicity, the lamps can fit any type of space, bringing a piece of history into any interior by referencing the art of Czech glass makers.
This series aims to create an effect of a captured moment as molten glass seemingly resists the mould shape and escapes in a form of an amorphous bubble. The glass parts seem to be pouring out of the stitched wooden cubes and emanating light from within the mould.
Photos by Martin Chum