Practising this cultivation since 1724, we understand the significance of chandeliers in history, but importantly, how they are also relevant today. Our love for cut crystal and our ambition for new development—innovating whilst cherishing at the same time, has led to some breathtaking chandeliers and some wonderful experiences for the people who live, dine, and dance under them.
Working with individuals, hotels, palaces and residences all over the globe to create bespoke lighting installations means that our range of experience in all things luminary is extensive, our technologies tested and our ideas infinite.
Preciosa Lighting: house of Skill
The history and art of traditional glassmaking can be found under one single roof in Crystal Valley. 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. Every manufactured piece is therefore touched by a number of skilled hands and imprinted with Bohemian heritage, strengthening its surface with authenticity and originality.
Preciosa Lighting: breathing for Design
Some designers don’t have to go far for inspiration. Spending time within the manufacturing facilities is like traveling in time and reliving the atmosphere of old craftsmen creating glass chandeliers for royalties and wealthy families centuries ago. A few steps further and you will step into a modern laboratory with progressive technologies and innovations that continuously challenge what is possible with various fascinating materials. A creative environment, resourceful people, and challenging projects develop dialogues and serve as an endless source of inspiration for those who breathe for design. At Preciosa, the use of 3D modelling, glass fibres, nanotechnology for treating glass surfaces, laser cutting and many more cutting-edge technologies, goes hand in hand with the skills of Kamenický Šenov master glassmakers who pass their craft down from generation to generation.
Preciosa Lighting: challenges accepted
Challenges can be treated as opportunities to grow when backed up with resourceful people and facilities. It is possible to transform any dream, vision or idea into reality, especially with the confidence and know-how gained through the generations of craftsmen that have proven over and over again that anything is possible with passion and self-determination. Being able to deliver complex and out of the box solutions is what gives us a competitive edge.
Preciosa Lighting: keeping the Tradition Alive
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. Glassmakers perfected the craft and passed their knowledge down for centuries, from father to son. We are the carriers of this cultural heritage, treasuring old sketches, forms, and techniques that strive to artfully combine tradition and vision. After 290 years of experience, feelings of responsibility and passion continue to drive our team forward.
Preciosa Lighting: hanging in there with Originality
Working in a region influenced by people who devoted their lives to Bohemian glassmaking for centuries offers many benefits. Preciosa 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. Everything is at our fingertips, making it easier to achieve the high standard we set up ages ago.
Preciosa Lighting: the Magic is in the Details
The beauty of a chandelier consists of its smallest features. Each glass facet and crystal component is treated with care and precision that justifies its uniqueness. A steady hand and an eye for detail are essential for the elaborate process that transforms glass into a state of art. Creativity is a natural part of all the processes leading to unique light installations and objects. Several collaborations, inside and outside the company, have confirmed that a creative dialogue can provide the impulse needed to create a breathtaking masterpiece. Enthusiasm, passion, and determination best describe the atmosphere that is translated into each piece of work crafted with love.
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One of the oldest and most beautiful experiences is that of being under the glow and sparkle of a truly exquisite chandelier. Since crystal glass was first formed from the elements of the earth and cut by skilled craftsmen, chandeliers have been ambassadors for filling rooms with warm decadence and intangible magic. Such chandeliers are not created on a whim, but cultivated over generations. Practising this cultivation since 1724, we understand the significance of chandeliers in history, but...