Memento Mori Suspension Lamp

Designed by:  Maxim Velcovsky
Manufactured by:  Lasvit

The macabre Czech masterpiece known as the Sedlec Ossuary (near Kutna Hora) is one of twelve World Heritage Sites in the Czech Republic. It is estimated to contain the skeletons of between 40,000 and 70,000 people, whose bones were artistically arranged by Frantisek Rint to form chapel decorations in 1870. Maxim Velcovský pays homage to Rint’s actual bone chandeliers by imprinting their shapes into a glass form. The Latin phrase Memento Mori, reminding us to ‘remember death,’ became the essence of this object. It symbolizes birth and death as well as the disappearing crafts that are passed from generation to generation in Europe. Small parts are made by glass pressing, large parts are hand-blown and the chains created by small “bones” paraphrase the “immortal” classical chandeliers. This lamp is UL listed. Manufactured by Lasvit.

Designed in 2016.
43.4" Diameter, 59.1" H
$73,560.00
Designed by:  Maxim Velcovsky
Manufactured by:  Lasvit

The macabre Czech masterpiece known as the Sedlec Ossuary (near Kutna Hora) is one of twelve World Heritage Sites in the Czech Republic. It is estimated to contain the skeletons of between 40,000 and 70,000 people, whose bones were artistically arranged by Frantisek Rint to form chapel decorations in 1870. Maxim Velcovský pays homage to Rint’s actual bone chandeliers by imprinting their shapes into a glass form. The Latin phrase Memento Mori, reminding us to ‘remember death,’ became the essence of this object. It symbolizes birth and death as well as the disappearing crafts that are passed from generation to generation in Europe. Small parts are made by glass pressing, large parts are hand-blown and the chains created by small “bones” paraphrase the “immortal” classical chandeliers. This lamp is UL listed. Manufactured by Lasvit.

Designed in 2016.
43.4" Diameter, 59.1" H
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Designed by:  Maxim Velcovsky
Manufactured by:  Lasvit

The macabre Czech masterpiece known as the Sedlec Ossuary (near Kutna Hora) is one of twelve World Heritage Sites in the Czech Republic. It is estimated to contain the skeletons of between 40,000 and 70,000 people, whose bones were artistically arranged by Frantisek Rint to form chapel decorations in 1870. Maxim Velcovský pays homage to Rint’s actual bone chandeliers by imprinting their shapes into a glass form. The Latin phrase Memento Mori, reminding us to ‘remember death,’ became the essence of this object. It symbolizes birth and death as well as the disappearing crafts that are passed from generation to generation in Europe. Small parts are made by glass pressing, large parts are hand-blown and the chains created by small “bones” paraphrase the “immortal” classical chandeliers. This lamp is UL listed. Manufactured by Lasvit.

Designed in 2016.
43.4" Diameter, 59.1" H

Lasvit

Switch Modern presents LASVIT, where glass is transformed into breathtaking light and design experiences. LASVIT uses Czech glass, also known as Bohemian, because of its uniqueness and extraordinary quality. This locally harvested natural and sustainable resource is a symbol of Czech heritage and defines a small country’s aesthetic tradition and craft passed on from generation to generation.