Lighting – Czech glass manufacturer LASVIT and design firm Yabu Pushelberg created a a bespoke Christmas tree which welcomes guests walking in the lobby of The Upper House hotel in Hong Kong. Based on the Otto glassware and Cipher light collections launched earlier in the year,
The the bespoke installation is made by from a lattice web of handblown glass elements connected together by brass fittings. The result is a geometric and abstract glowing pattern which “represents a balance between heritage techniques, dramatic textures and contemporary forms,” explain George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg.
The OTTO collection of stemmed drinkware features solid, weighty bases, precisely etched texture and clear Bohemian crystal. The CIPHER collection features slender cylindrical lights, hand-blown and hand-etched with champagne-gold polished brass, and when lit – create luminescent silhouettes.
“Our modular lighting system CHIPHER grows in dots and dashes. We’ve written the pieces of each component and we were able to customize the pattern and rhythm of it both horizontally and vertically.” Say the designers.
In the spirit of giving, in the night of Christmas Eve the one-of-a-kind piece will be auctioned off by The Upper House to raise money for charity, with all proceeds going to local organisation The Society for AIDS Care.
“It’s an absolute honour to collaborate with two iconic names in the design world.” Said Marcel Thoma, General Manager of The Upper House.
“The duo behind Yabu Pushelberg have been great friends of our House for many years, and to have their concept transformed into a breathtaking work of art by the craftsmen of LASVIT is simply incredible.”
All images: courtesy of Yabu Pushelberg.