Over a Century of Accumulated Knowledge

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Our glass factory was built in 1905 and it took French engineers of the Eiffel Tower to develop the steel structures of the building itself. In the North of Bohemia, a stone's throw from the German border, the factory has been a delightful landmark ever since.

Some call it a miracle how smoothly the factory overcame all the deep crises and challenges of the 20th century – the Great Depression at the end of the 20s, both World Wars and, quite ironically, the almost fatal economic chaos of the 90s after the fall of the Iron Curtain.

It does not come as a surprise that during the dark times when the wars were about to throw the entire Europe into dismay, the most delightful pieces of art were conceived. Generations of glass-makers have been creating them with perseverance, precision and zeal for their cause, shaping the excellent reputation of Bohemian glass and crystal.

The craftsmanship passed from father to son, the passion for glass spiced by a hundred years of accumulated knowledge and genius loci of the factory sitting in the picturesque hilly countryside of North Bohemia are the very essence of Bohemian tradition at its best, the essence of handcrafted beauty.