contemporary chandelier / glass
PRAHA by Stanislav Libenský
LASVIT is proud to present lighting sculpture by Stanislav Libenský – a set of original pendants designed for and installed in the Hotel Praha, a prominent architectural project completed during the 1980’s. Although presenting the best of contemporary design, the hotel was later torn down on the premise of being “too large to operate.” Civic efforts to preserve it as a cultural monument failed and these lights are among the few remaining artifacts. Libenský used varying thicknesses of glass to create a play of rays and shadows on the fixtures themselves as well as the surrounding interiors. Natural light creates a positive/negative image pattern directly on the glass. Amassing fixtures in a variety of shapes and heights enables diverse effects from a fireball look to more delicate forms resembling a kaleidoscope. These distinctive features, as well as variability of use, make the Praha lighting sculpture a timeless design.