W. Atelier has welcomed Czech brand Lasvit to its portfolio, expanding its lighting offering with exquisite artisanal lights designed in collaboration with some of the hottest design names.
22 November, 2017
W. Atelier was established in 1979 as the exclusive distributor of sanitary ware and bathroom fixtures brand TOTO. Today, the atelier is one of Singapore’s leading purveyors of luxury lifestyle, with an expanded portfolio that includes kitchen, furniture, lighting and accessories brands to offer a complete home solution. W. Atelier is where discerning clients go to furnish their homes with timeless objects that are richly steeped in history and tradition.
The year 2017 has been a busy one for W. Atelier. It saw the opening of a 20,000-square-foot flagship in July, with a refurbished showroom set to open this month. And W. Atelier shows no signs of slowing down, acquiring more exceptional brands to boost its offerings. One of its latest additions is Lasvit.
The Czech artisanal lighting brand joins Danish brand Lightyears and Spanish brand Santa & Cole to further expand W. Atelier’s lighting portfolio. Says W. Atelier Managing Director Gani Atmadiredja, “W. Atelier is looking forward to taking artisanal lighting to the next level in Singapore with Lasvit. A progressive company, much like W. Atelier, Lasvit has opened up new possibilities for outstanding glass and lighting creations that we, in turn, aim to bring to our customers.”
Founded in 2007, Lasvit has become one of the most progressive lighting brands in contemporary design history. It has brought traditional Bohemian glass making into the beautiful intersection of art and design, creating products that are irresistible to both consumers and designers. Lasvit has brought some of its most sought-after products to W. Atelier, including:
Neverending Glory by Jan Plechac and Henry Wielgus
First launched in 2013, Neverending Glory by Czech design duo Jan Plechac and Henry Wielgus is Lasvit’s best-selling collection. A clever contemporary homage to the opulent old world, the collection comprises five pendant lights modelled after the silhouette of the iconic grand chandeliers that preside in some of the world’s most eminent concert halls and theatres. They are La Scala in Milan, Palais Garnier in Paris, the Metropolitan Opera in New York, the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow and the Czech Republic’s Estates Theatre in Prague. Available in clear, smoke and opal (white) glass.
Crystal Rock by Arik Levy
An artist, technician, photographer, designer and filmmaker, Aryk Levy imagined Crystal Rock as an element from “the cave of the future” – the fusion of nature and humans, light and reflection, and transparency and mass. The LED pendant lights series is available in three sculptural ‘rock’ variants in five colours. The success of the pendant light has spurred the brand to create a series of vases with a shared aesthetic.
Facet by Moritz Waldemeyer
British designer Moritz Waldemeyer took the shape of the classic chandelier and created a clean, geometric module from it, which he used as building blocks for a contemporary chandelier, and thus the modular chandelier Facet was born. Each Facet module is equipped with an independent light source. Sold in a formation of 7, 19 or 37 modules to fit a variety of spaces.
Growing Vases by Nendo
A collaboration with Japanese studio Nendo, Growing Vases is a light installation with a 1,000 x 1,400-millimetre oval base depicting a ‘glass forest’ populated by abstract flowers and branches made with unfinished blown glasses. The pipes used to blow glass into the vases were intentionally left attached to the glass, forming the flower stems and branches. Fresh, whimsical and very Nendo.
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