Lasvit
THE

Theory
of Light

9 - 14 April 2019
Euroluce / Salone Del Mobile
Fiera Rho, Milan
Hall 15 / Stand C43 / D36

De-Lux-Ity by Professor of Rainbow Refractions Wanda Valihrachová

After eleven years of diligent research, we have developed our own theory – The Theory of Light. We found that the beauty of light consists of four key elements – Spectrum, Reflection, Nature and Perception. There is also a fifth essential element which is common to all the others – the Glass.

EXPERIMENT WITH SPECTRUM

What if one wants to catch and preserve color spectrum in glass? Wanda Valihrachová experimented with different techniques and chemical ingredients to “cook” the most vibrant and eye-catching combinations, which she then imprinted into her glass creation.

Wanda experimented with color coding, surfaces and their color features. She picked the most luxurious shades and was also inspired by the spectrum of the street. Combined together, she created unique glass graffiti.

Fun facts

  1. A special shiny green color called “uranium green” is achieved by adding radium into the glass batch. Yes, it’s a radioactive element, and an escort in an armored vehicle brings the radium into the glassworks. The ingredient is highly toxic, but once it goes through the firing, it becomes harmless.
  2. As a small girl, Wanda loved to create sloppy colorful paintings, especially on the walls of her parent’s house.
  3. To create ruby-red glass, glassmakers add golden salt to the batch. Back in the day, they used solid gold. The color was named after the special ingredient – “golden rosa.”
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