The story of bohemian glass

published by Lasvit

Art of creation • Mold making

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Mold making

The beech forests, abundant in the North Bohemia, provide a natural and easily accessible material for glassmakers. That is why the headquarters of many renowned Czech glass pioneers including Lasvit’s are located in this region. Beechwood is very dense, and yet easily split, which makes it an ideal slow-burning firewood. Its pliability however also makes it an especially convenient agent for glass molds. Molded glass has been a staple of the Czech glassmaking industry and the method dates back all the way to the 5th century BC. Only healthy trees with top-quality wood are selected. After the tree is cut down, the wood is submerged in water until it sinks all the way to the bottom – this process further increases its firmness and quality.

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Lasvit tradition

The meticulous approach of the Czech glassmaking pioneer.

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Mold making

The preparation of glass molds from Beechwood.

III

Glass Preparation

Creation of the ideal glass mixture.

IV

The Glassmaking Process

The journey from solid ingrediences to work of art.

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Glassblowing

Breathing of life into the product.

VI

Glass Cutting

The most common method of mechanically shaping glass.

VII

Packaging of the Product

Sheltering of the final product for expedition.

VIII

Transporting the Product

Reaching the preferred destinations safely.

IX

Installation

The entire process of completing a lighting sculpture may take weeks or even months.

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Supplement

Glass, in its historic context and future development, contributes to the very foundation of humanity.

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Mold making

The preparation of glass molds from Beechwood.

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