Contemporary style glass sculpture
Lasvit designers in collaboration with Chhada Siembieda & Associates Shanghai and Hong Kong have developed two unique and elegant glass art installations resembling the leaves of a plane tree, common in Parisian streets. The design concept is based upon leaves in the wind, floating and eventually falling into the pond of the main lobby. For the main lobby area of the hotel, Lasvit has created an artistic glass sculpture called "Dancing Leaves. It evokes a gust of wind, gradually spiraling upwards, created by entering the hotel lobby. The breathtaking sight of magically flying leaves from Parisian sycamore trees, typical for Paris and the Elysées district, induces a feeling of dancing – dancing leaves which may in turn just make us want to dance. They eventually fall into the pond in the main lobby and their weightlessness in the air gives us a mingled feeling of harmony and balance. The “Dancing Leaves” glass art installation is made of 800 hand-blown glass abstract sycamore leaves: some clear and some with silver leaves on the inside.