Combining design and avant-garde technologies with the Bohemian tradition of glassmaking, Lasvit and Rockwell Group have created an evocative luminous installation for Sky, a building constructed by The Moinian Group in New York City.
Designed by Rockwell Group, Sky is a luxurious 71-story tower with private residences, public spaces and hospitality facilities. The building is located at the border of two famously dynamic neighborhoods, Hell’s Kitchen and Hudson Yards.
Lasvit has created a luminous work entitled Gravity as an exclusive feature of the entrance of the building. Invented by Lasvit designer Ludmila Zilkova, it investigates the physical phenomenon of gravity.
The structure, weighing almost 700 kilos with a height of about 2.5 meters, is composed of glass ‘cells’ arranged and connected to form a single body, whose form seems to be weighed down by the force of gravity.
All the parts have been crafted by hand in blown glass, appearing identical but actually always have different characteristics.
The visual impact of the luminous installation is enhanced by the artworks that surround it in the entrance lobby, where two Infinity Nets by Yayoi Kusama were personally chosen by Joseph Moinian to accompany the central feature created by Lasvit.