Petra Krausová

Designer for Lasvit

April 2016
Petra Krausová launched her new piece for Lasvit during MAISON&OBJET. The dynamically-lit sculpture titled Cassia draws its inspiration both from the star-studded sky and the organic shapes of flowers in a meadow that gently move in the breeze. The sculpture consists of a group of smaller pendants, approximately 15 cm in diameter, each made of hand-blown glass. Every individual pendant represents a flower or a star, depending on how we see them. Variations are further enhanced by the monochromatic colour scheme that differs in texture from clear, sanded, and opaque glass to pendants with hand-painted gold segments. “I wanted to create a concept where the client can use a single pendant or groups of them spanning across the ceiling, but also spilling onto the walls”, says the young designer, pointing out that each glass element has its own light source with a simple, brushed-brass socket or wall mounting. To add a dynamic element, a soft, flowing light resembling movements of flowers in the field or the twinkling of stars has been programmed into the piece. “I conceived this concept as a field of flowers or stars that expand across the interior, where each person can, metaphorically speaking, pick as many as they need to fill their space.”