XXII CARAT is an exclusive neighbourhood of 22 high-end villas on the Palm Jumeirah, Dubai. Russian-based Forum Group developed the community. Preciosa was pleased to provide two lights for one of the villas in cooperation with Ekaterinburg-based design studio Transforma.
Forum Group first discovered Preciosa Lighting during Milan Design Week 2018. After consulting with the Transforma team, we proposed a lighting piece from our Collections portfolio – King. King is a modern take on our historical chandelier, Maria Theresa. King is a luxuriously vibrant piece by Czech designer Rony Plesl. Because of the spacious size of the room, we created an extra-large version of the chandelier using opal white glass, silver glass spheres and satin nickel. It now holds pride of place in the villa’s living room.
The designers also appreciated one of Preciosa’s own designs, Falling Flowers. The base of this design is glass plates. The production of these plates is a speciality of the Preciosa glassworks. Skilled glass masters first blow one colour on their pipe, then a second colour of glass is added, then a third. For the villa, we created plates from frosted, crystal, and light amber glass.
Preciosa and Transforma already have plans to work together again on additional luxury villas in Dubai.