Home & Design

Sep 10, 2018

PRECIOSA LIGHTING

The Bohemian region represents one third of the current Czech Republic, in Central Europe. Known by its romantic landscapes and for its high lead content crystals, there are many other reasons for us to know what's being made best in this region.

<

The history and art of traditional glassmaking can be found under one single roof in Crystal Valley (East of Prague). An unbelievable space of 900 square meters of creative energy and craftsmanship, blows life into one of a kind objects and installations made out of glass of the highest quality, ingeniously penetrated by sources of light. The process is unbelievably complex and interdisciplinary, involving many different specializations and teams of experts in respective fields.

Some resident designers spend their time within the manufacturing facilities reliving the atmosphere of old craftsmen creating glass chandeliers for royalties and wealthy families, centuries ago. A little further and we find a modern laboratory with progressive technologies and innovations that continuously challenge what is possible with various fascinating materials.

Although one could assume that the knowledge gathered over the centuries is sufficient, it is never enough for a truly passionate team of engineers. Emotionally driven to restlessly improve the glass lighting experience, they test new solutions and possibilities that can take this adventure to another level.

In the 17th century, Bohemia began to melt spectacularly crystal-clear glass whose clarity, brilliance and hardness was predestined for engraving and cutting. This glass, which came to be known as Bohemian crystal, became the country's specialty sought after throughout the world.

Working in a region influenced by people who devoted their lives to Bohemian glassmaking for centuries offers many benefits. And the company has always manufactured its own glass. Being at the source, brings a great deal of independence in producing original glass and crystal components. Trimmings of different sizes, shapes, and colours hang on chandeliers across luxurious interiors worldwide with adequate shine and pride.

The beauty of a chandelier consists of its smallest features. A steady hand and an eye for detail are essential for the elaborate process that transforms glass into a state of art. Even light installations hanging high above people's heads are expected to impress the senses from all ends and angles. The act of finding the perfect colour hue that would complement the rest of the interior is equally important as anything else.

Preciosa Lighting is part of the Preciosa Group, one of the world's leading companies in the field of high-precision cut crystal components. The company's roots date back to the year 1724. Over the centuries Preciosa has consolidated and expanded its knowledge of the characteristic properties of crystal. Today the company's expertise works magic on these delicate attributes: transparency, fragility and the ability to change its shape when still in liquid form.

… and, recently…

Preciosa Lighting debuted a magically playful installation at Milan Design Week called Breath of Light. Preciosa wasn't the only brand to incorporate technology into their installation. Invisible tech, sensor-based tech, and intuitivity were all experimented with by a variety of brands.

More Articles

FeaturedArticles

  • IMG_4878_1950x

    Helthcare & Wellness

    Apr 21, 2018

    BAD VIBES, GOOD VIBES

    Sure! Riding a bicycle instead of a car and even a public transport, is also a good attitude for your personal and the common health. Just make sure you do it right

  • architectureimg.com-medieval-neuschwanstein-castle-germany-photography-architecture-scenery-bavaria-landscape-wide-screen-image-gallery

    Culture & Art

    Jun 1, 2017

    THE FAIRY TALES AND THE STRATEGIC ROLE

    In addition to the timeless construction and beauty, castles are scenarios of romantic stories and contain innumerable mysteries and periods of History. Modern or medieval, they are monuments of obligatory visit and places of worship...

  • Cb_z-_QUYAAQW51

    Luxury & Fashion

    Mar 1, 2017

    ROTHY'S - STYLE: RECYCLABLE

    Are you tired of those brand sneakers which look the same as all the other from your best friends?! Yes, the ones you wear when you reach the end of the day and you need some rest for your feet. So, this article is for you, discover...


  • Borrego14

    Business & Industry

    Apr 1, 2017

    LAMB FROM NEW ZEALAND - 135 YEARS EXPORTING LAMB

    Lamb is not only the meat of choice for most new-Zealanders when they have guests or go out for dinner. According to the annual poll carried by Beef + Lamb New Zealand, it's also their main export. 

  • julesrimet_gi_2720

    Sport

    May 25, 2018

    THE "HOLY GRAAL" OF FOOTBALL

    At 14 of June, in Russia, thirty-two national teams will be involved in the biggest football competition in the world, the FIFA World Cup 2018, with the objective of rising the most wanted trophy, the Jules Rimet Cup

  • the7virtues1

    Science & Nature

    Sep 24, 2018

    THE 7 VIRTUES

    Exotic and humanitarian fragrances

    The words "sustainability" and "fair trade" are often discussed in recent times, mainly in the area of food and agriculture. But what they mean to the perfumery? The Canadian company,...


  • 1. Ocean-Cleanup-Delete-the-Plastic-Islands-for-Good

    Science & Nature

    Nov 1, 2017

    DELETE THE PLASTIC ISLANDS FOR GOOD

    In 2014, with only 19 years, Dutch Boyan Slat found a possible solution to clean half of the Pacific Ocean within ten years. Slat's plan consists in a floating barrier which takes advantage of the oceanic tides producing a kind of...

  • Newspaper-Stack-Trans-1

    Business & Industry

    Dec 1, 2017

    CRAZY FOR NEWSPAPERS

    With the coming of the digital world it was prophesized the end of books, just like with the coming of television predicted the end of cinema, what fortunately did not happen although most traditional neighbourhood or village movie...

  • Potatoes For All

    Food & Beverage

    Dec 31, 2015

    Potatoes For All

    Although its origin is very clear, the arrival of potato to Pakistan is a little blurry. In the late 16th or early 17th century, the potato was introduced to the coastal southern Asia. Potato derives from...