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A Short Film About LASVIT Premieres at the Architecture & Design Film Festival
LOS ANGELES, March 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- LASVIT, Czech manufacturer of beautiful art glass installations, is bringing their short film Breakpoint to America for the Architecture & Design Film Festival. The Czech/English mockumentary, directed by Kryštof Jankovec, depicts the career of LASVIT founder and president, Leon Jakimi?.
Since childhood, Jakimi? wanted to be the world's number one tennis player. Then something shifted and things turned out differently – lucky for the world of glass, design and craftsmanship. The short film follows the story of LASVIT and the tradition of Bohemian glass which was reborn in the 21st century to inspire the world beyond Bohemia.
"Glassmaking is a game where the ball is in the court of craft and art. Unlike a tennis match, it's not a matter of winners and losers. It's a shared journey, a joint quest to capture beauty through light and glass," said Jakimi?.
Art glass, is often displayed as a luxury product in near austere circumstances. Leon's world blends these two aspects - down-to-earth glassmaking on one side and high-flying lifestyle on the other.
"While Leon's tennis career may not have worked out, it exposed him to a world beyond the Czech Republic and then returned him to his roots," says Stephan Hamel, portrayed in the film as Leon's design guru, "This enabled the fantastic success of his business. Leon is a true visionary and I'm sure what he began is a wave that will go far beyond LASVIT."
Breakpoint will debut on Friday, March 16th at 6pm in the LA Theatre Center, 514 South Spring Street. Directly following the screening, LASVIT will be hosting a post-film Q+A discussion on Czech design featuring LASVIT's Global Marketing Director Marcel Náhlovský and American Journalist and Architecture Critic Edward Lifson as moderator. Tickets to ADFF can be purchased on their website: http://adfilmfest.com/
LASVIT, founded in 2007 by Leon Jakimic, sheds a new light on Bohemian glass and takes it into the next millennium. LASVIT combines the authenticity of glass with creative craftsmanship and innovative ideas. LASVIT has established themselves as the authority delivering bespoke lighting sculptures and art installations made from hand-blown glass. LASVIT's uncompromising mission is to create breathtaking works of glass, bringing beauty, happiness, story and a little piece of Bohemia to the customers all over the world.
Sara Di Gangi
Head and Hand PR
Communications Manager, LASVIT
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