Symboll limit.ed. glasses and vase

Dimensions 33 cm Year produced 2023 Medium/material glass blown into moulds made of wood shavings and mycelium Production Lasvit, with collaboration with Mykilio from Progresus Group Web Foto Hana Křížová Text DK


Beauty often hides under an imperfection. Once we accept this fact, we discover a wonderful world of glass forms and surfaces, both natural and artificial. Even something which people consider a flaw, like a small bubble caught in the glass, can be beautiful in its own right.
The long-term aspiration of members of the LLEV studio is to find a way to let the work merge with natural processes. The irreproducible glass surface imprinted by mycelium alludes to the limitless elemental power of nature. The Brno-based company Mykilio collaborated on producing this limited edition. Mykilio makes mycelium substrate, producing all the moulds for the Symboll collection, part of the Lasvit brand’s portfolio.


The LLEV design studio was founded by Eva and Marcel Mochals (both * 1978) after graduating from the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague in 2004. They work intuitively, by means of both traditional and modern methods, and with the utmost respect for the given task. They use a specific creative language which works not only with the form, but also the message of each product – its story and ultimately its sustainability. LLEV are artists, designers and dreamers. They are based in Turnov, in the very heart of the Czech Paradise. Since 2017, Marcel has been directing the Glass Studio at the Faculty of Arts and Design of J. E. Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem.

About the company

In the family of Leon Jakimič, the founder of Lasvit, the glassmaking tradition has been handed down for generations. The company name was created in 2007 by joining together the Czech words “láska,” meaning love, and “svit,” meaning light, and they have since become leaders in their field. Lasvit’s work shines most in special glass installations, kinetic crystal sculptures and glass facades. They use the know-how of small workshops as well as large glassworks, and in 2017 they acquired the famous AJETO glassworks in Lindava which focuses on artistic glass production. Under the guidance of Artistic Director Maxim Velčovský, they have collaborated with world design leaders, such as Daniel Libeskind, Kengo Kuma, Zaha Hadid, Campana Brothers, Nendo and others, helping put Czech glassmaking back on the map.

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