Leon Jakimič.
Photo: Courtesy of Lasvit

Leon Jakimič

The founder of the glassware company Lasvit is pushing the limits of genre with groundbreaking installations and exciting collaborations

When Leon Jakimič launched his glassware company, Lasvit, in 2007, his goals were nothing short of epic: “I wanted Lasvit to be the most inspirational glassmaker in the world,” he says. With installations like Neurons, a lighting sculpture that responds to music at Prince Mahidol Hall in Thailand, and The Flash, a zippy LED design at the Equinox Hotel, Hudson Yards, in New York, conceived alongside Rockwell Group, Lasvit is exceeding all expectations.

Lasvit Monster Cabaret, Independant by Maxim Velčovský at Milan Design Week 2018. Photo: Courtesy of Lasvit

The company also collaborates with some of the biggest names in design, including Kengo Kuma and André Fu, and recently unveiled a striking new headquarters in Nový Bor, Czech Republic. Next, Lasvit will debut a performance piece, The Nature of Glass, during Milan Design Week, which will incorporate the company’s craftsmen and new technologies. 

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LED design at the Equinox Hotel in Hudson Yards, New York. Photo: Courtesy of Lasvit

A version of this article first appeared in print in our 2020 Spring Issue under the headline Creative Minds. Subscribe to the magazine.

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