F.3: Echo 1 by Bec Brittain . Bec is one of my all time favorite lighting designers. This talented designer does not shy away from details; her keen eye and sleek artistry makes this fixture one worth spec’ing.
About this fixture:
The concept of this series is based on the contrast of materials and refers to the traditional craft
of crystal glass blowing into an oak mold. The idea was born when visited the warehouse of old
wooden molds, which Lasvit has in its archive. The fact that something so fine and pure in shape
as crystal glass is formed in something so raw and fundamentally primitive as a charred glass mold
fascinated us. We tried to create a light that combines the elegance of crystal with the rusticity
of a wooden form clinched with iron nails. Our design reveals the harsher aspect of traditional
glass making, which is hidden in the background of production.
Thanks to this, the Moulds collection brings very strong emotions into interiors. Especially the
composition of different “overblown” shapes create an impressive scenery. Because the integrated
LED source was inserted directly into the charred mold, it creates the impression that the heat and
the energy of the glass furnace remain stored inside, as well as the efforts of the Czech glassmakers.