3. 2. 2020
Preciosa Lighting’s bespoke installations can be found in public spaces from New York to Singapore to Moscow. Not as well-known may be the work we do in private residences. Personal interior designers also look to Preciosa when they are working on luxurious homes that could use a crystal touch. We’ve recently completed lighting work for two spectacular villas in Dubai.
XXII CARAT is an exclusive neighbourhood of 22 high-end villas on the Palm Jumeirah, Dubai. Preciosa was pleased to provide two lights for one of the villas in cooperation with Russian-based design studio Transforma.
This villa’s living room features 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.
The designers also appreciated one of our in-house 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.
“Lights from our Collections portfolio provide excellent inspiration to personal interior designers who appreciate our chandelier and solitaire lines for the wide range of sizes and styles as well as the ease of ordering and installing,” said Vladislav Popov, Business Development Manager, Russia and CIS. “Not every budget can include bespoke lighting so choosing a light from our existing collection means the space can have statement crystal lighting that enhances its look and feel.”
Preciosa works with architects, designers and developers in a number of different ways. Sometimes we are asked to produce lighting based on their design, sometimes we are asked to design lighting based on their inspiration. Best is when our designers are tasked with creating lighting with no advanced brief, simply using their creativity and skill to design something amazing. For a private villa in Dubai, La Casa Design Studio asked Preciosa to design and produce lighting with no other direction then it should be modern and fit their existing design proposal.
Five different spaces in the beachfront home feature bespoke Preciosa lighting. Greeting guests is a geometric design with a bit of an Art Deco vibe. These triangular shapes were designed and developed specially for this project. The glass was frosted and then coloured which gives the pieces an almost textual appearance. A smaller version of this installation was replicated in the powder room. The tailored shape of these components was used in a different installation for the villa’s office. Here our designer decided on flat glass with a white cut, again adding a touch of texture to the lighting.
A version of our Crystal Forest makes a sparkling statement in the staircase. Preciosa designer Kryštof Jelínek developed the concept, using more than 400 triangular crystal rods, about one-half frosted, one-half clear, along with crystal trimmings. Each component was carefully hung to create a shimmering shower of crystal between floors. Diners will enjoy their meal beneath a breezy canopy of hand-blown leaves in crystal and amber, the final Preciosa installation brightening this gorgeous villa.
I believe that design lighting can very simply take an interior’s design to the next level and give it the feeling the designer or home owner is going for,” said Daniel Šipula, Preciosa Project Manager. “Bespoke lighting is an excellent option for a private home as designers can choose the exact size, colour, and materials to highlight the décor. Then, our in-house design team creates the perfect light that fits the designer’s vision.”