A soothing waterfall of Bohemian glass
The Czech design and glass company LASVIT is proud to unveil its first major installation in Mexico, in the very heart of its vibrant capital. St. Regis Mexico City commissioned LASVIT to install Twirl, designed by LASVIT’s design team member Katarína Kudějová Fulínová.
Twirl is a chandelier descending through the hotel’s multiple floors, with glass components pooling on a ground floor foyer table. Like a waterfall flowing through one of Mexico’s famous ancient sink-holes – the cenotes – this waterfall of glass refreshes the weary traveler and lets them bask in a pool of light. It consists of 358 glass components made of fine Bohemian glass, which play in many colorful hues and shimmer on the hotel’s walls. In one of the hottest capitals in the world, such a refreshing sensation can make all the difference.
LASVIT’s St. Regis installation is a direct reference to one of the most curious natural formations ever recorded – cenotes, which the ancient Maya used as a sacred place. “I search for inspiration in nature and its morphology. My work has an abstract form which opens space for imagination and functions as a window into our interior, into our subconscious,” says the LASVIT designer Katarína Kudějová Fulínová. Inspired by the power of nature, the cascading waterfall of glass gives each visitor of the most populous city in North America a moment of quiet inspiration. With cutting edge modern glassmaking technology, LASVIT has created a natural wonder right inside one of the most luxurious hotels in the city.
Surrounded by emblematic landmarks, prominent museums, exclusive art galleries, and boutiques, the St. Regis Mexico City places guests at the epicenter of an outstanding legacy. Its 31 floors offer a view of the city skyline and the area’s most iconic landmarks: the Chapultepec Castle, Diana The Huntress and the Angel of Independence. Old meets new in this bustling global hub.