Artel Glass

Prague 3, 
Czech Republic
http://www.artelglass.com
  • Booth: 3921

ARTĚL - Traditional Technique | Modern Design

Hand-crafted by Czech masters according to centuries-old tradition of glass-making, Artěl produces a unique collection of luxury crystal for the table, bar and home.

 

Art of our age holding the promise of timelessness.

Brands: ARTEL


 Press Releases

  • PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC – From “Old MacDonald” to George Orwell, farm animals have long occupied an iconic place in our culture. Even city slickers who’ve never sowed a seed or hoed a row have a deep appreciation for this special class of creatures and the vital role they play in keeping us fed.

    This summer, ARTĚL – the globally renowned producer of luxury crystal couture – celebrates life down on the farm with the newly released BARNYARD collection, comprised of ten different motifs in different colors that are available either individually or as a set of ten glasses (sets include one glass with each design):

    • COW (Mahogany)
    • GOAT (British Racer Green)
    • GOOSE (Amber)
    • HORSE (Smoke)
    • PIG (Fuchsia)                        
    • RABBIT (Purple)
    • ROOSTER (Burnt Orange)
    • SHEEP (Peacock)
    • TURKEY (Ink)
    • TRACTOR (Red)­
     

    Each mouth-blown glass in the collection features an exquisitely hand-engraved image, executed with the meticulous level of detail that typifies all ARTĚL products.

    According to ARTĚL founder / director Karen Feldman, the inspiration for this set is rooted in fond childhood memories of school visits to rural farms and petting zoos – and being struck with wonder at the sight of these majestic creatures that were nowhere to be found in her suburban New York hometown, yet seemed familiar all the same.

    “We’ve done a number of themed collections over the years,” observes Feldman, “and they are all quite popular. Our clients really seem to love the idea of being able to purchase a ‘matching’ set of glassware that allows each guest to have a unique design on their glass – resulting in a more personalized touch, as well as a fun conversation starter. While several of our other themed sets feature more specific interests (hunting, sports, and so on), this one has a much broader appeal – I mean, seriously, who doesn’t like barnyard animals?”

    Established in 1998 by American designer and entrepreneur Karen Feldman, ARTĚL specializes in handcrafted, functional crystal glassware of high design. The company takes its name from an early-20th-century collective of Czech artisans whose dedication to preserving the traditional methods of handcraftsmanship led them to reject industrial production techniques. ARTĚL carries on the spirit of these artisans and their commitment to producing – entirely by hand – lasting objects of impeccable quality, design, and functionality. Artěl’s innovative product line can be found on the shelves of Asprey, Christian Dior and Neiman Marcus, among other exclusive retailers.

    CONTACT

    info@artelglass.com

    PRAGUE          TEL +420 271 732 161

    NEW YORK     TEL +646 216 9415

  • PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC – If any creature could be said to evoke the feeling of warm sunshine on a lazy summer day, surely it would be the colorful, elegant, carefree butterfly. This summer, ARTĚL – the globally renowned producer of luxury crystal couture – celebrates these otherworldly insects with SOCIAL BUTTERFLIES, an exquisitely detailed new design motif that lends a taste of the great outdoors to any home décor setting.

    Featuring not only richly engraved butterflies but also interwoven blossoms and vines, SOCIAL BUTTERFLIES is quite similar in style to the firm’s highly popular VERDURE motif. Like VERDURE, the new motif was inspired by the wallpaper designs of Dagobert Peche, a prominent member of the Wiener Werkstätte (an early 20th-century community of Austrian designers working in the fields of ceramics, fashion, jewelry, furniture, and the graphic arts).

    According to ARTĚL founder / director Karen Feldman, “anyone who knows me knows that while I’m a huge fan of decorative arts from the Wiener Werkstätte in general, I’m just crazy about that Dagobert Peche! I really think he is quite possibly the best decorative artist of all time, and every one of his designs are just so visually interesting. On a recent visit to the fantastic Neue Gallery in NYC, I happened to see an example of Peche wallpaper with beautifully stylized butterflies and flowers, and I immediately felt compelled to create yet another glass motif that pays homage to his unique vision. The result is a look that is timelessly chic and simply perfect for outdoor cocktail parties or al fresco dining.”

    Established in 1998 by American designer and entrepreneur Karen Feldman, ARTĚL specializes in handcrafted, functional crystal glassware of high design. The company takes its name from an early-20th-century collective of Czech artisans whose dedication to preserving the traditional methods of handcraftsmanship led them to reject industrial production techniques. ARTĚL carries on the spirit of these artisans and their commitment to producing – entirely by hand – lasting objects of impeccable quality, design, and functionality. ARTĚL’s innovative product line can be found on the shelves of Asprey, Christian Dior, Neiman Marcus and Thomas Goode, among other exclusive retailers.

    CONTACT

    info@artelglass.com

    PRAGUE          TEL +420 271 732 161

    NEW YORK     TEL +646 216 9415

  • PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC – Consider the lowly mussel: Found in oceans and rivers throughout the world, revered in Belgium, and delicious with French fries, their uniquely elongated, asymmetrical shells make them one of nature’s most beautiful bivalves.

    This winter, ARTĚL – the globally renowned producer of luxury crystal couture – celebrates these often-overlooked undersea creatures with MUSSELS, an exciting new design motif that emphasizes their sleek contours in a stylishly unexpected way.

    Featuring a hand-sandblasted depiction of boldly striped mussel shells arranged in layers, MUSSELS is based on a vintage silver and enamel cigarette case designed by Koloman Moser, a co-founder of the early 20th-century community of Austrian artisans known as the Wiener Werkstätte, whose work is a frequent source of inspiration for ARTĚL’s founder, Karen Feldman.

    “One of the things I like best about this striking new motif,” says Feldman, “is the way it works as both an abstract pattern and a depiction of actual mussel shells, which makes it that much more versatile in terms of fitting into a variety of home décor settings.” As for color choice, Feldman notes that “while it looks great in any color, MUSSELS is especially well suited for dark, neutral colors like Black or Smoke.”

    Established in 1998 by American designer and entrepreneur Karen Feldman, ARTĚL specializes in handcrafted, functional crystal glassware of high design. The company takes its name from an early-20th-century collective of Czech artisans whose dedication to preserving the traditional methods of handcraftsmanship led them to reject industrial production techniques. ARTĚL carries on the spirit of these artisans and their commitment to producing – entirely by hand – lasting objects of impeccable quality, design, and functionality. ARTĚL’s innovative product line can be found on the shelves of Asprey, Christian Dior and Neiman Marcus, among other exclusive retailers.

    CONTACT

    info@artelglass.com

    PRAGUE          TEL +420 271 732 161

  • PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC – For centuries, astrologers have used the animals of the Chinese Zodiac to interpret and predict personality traits, romantic compatibility, and other important aspects of people’s destiny.

    This winter, ARTĚL – the globally renowned producer of luxury crystal couture – celebrates its 20th anniversary with the newly released CHINESE ZODIAC collection. Available only in red (which signifies good luck in Chinese culture), the collection is comprised of the following 12 motifs:

     
    • RAT
    • OX
    • TIGER
    • RABBIT
    • DRAGON
    • SNAKE
    • HORSE
    • GOAT
    • MONKEY
    • ROOSTRER
    • DOG
    • PIG

    Each mouth-blown glass in the collection features an exquisitely hand-sandblasted animal image set against a hand-gilded gold background. The collection is offered in a variety of shapes, including a special dinner plate design that includes all 12 images.

    Adding to the distinctiveness of the new collection is the fact that it was designed entirely by Věra Mauricová, a longtime collaborator with ARTĚL founder / director Karen Feldman.

    “I’ve been wanting to create a zodiac-themed collection for years,” observes Feldman, “but the timing never seemed right. However, as our 20th anniversary approached, a calendar-inspired motif seemed timelier than ever – and since I was thinking in terms of years, not months, the Chinese zodiac seemed like a natural choice. I also wanted to use this collection as an opportunity to show my gratitude to Věra Mauricová for her 20 years of dedication to our firm. We’ve collaborated on nearly every ARTĚL design since our founding in 1998, but I wanted her to have free creative reign in designing every aspect of this collection. I’m so pleased with the result, and I can’t think of a more fitting way to celebrate our 20th year!”

    Established in 1998 by American entrepreneur Karen Feldman, ARTĚL specializes in handcrafted, functional crystal glassware of high design. The company takes its name from an early-20th-century collective of Czech artisans whose dedication to preserving the traditional methods of handcraftsmanship led them to reject industrial production techniques. ARTĚL carries on the spirit of these artisans and their commitment to producing – entirely by hand – lasting objects of impeccable quality, design, and functionality. ARTĚL’s innovative product line can be found on the shelves of Asprey, Christian Dior and Neiman Marcus, among other exclusive retailers.

    CONTACT

    info@artelglass.com

    PRAGUE          TEL +420 271 732 161

  • PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC – As 2018 begins, we all have so much to look forward to and celebrate. This year is particularly special for ARTĚL – the globally renowned producer of luxury crystal couture – as it marks the firm’s 20th year in business.

    As the story goes, when ARTĚL founder / director Karen Feldman first arrived in Prague on assignment for a cosmetics firm in 1994, she had no intention of starting her own business. However, as a longtime lover of all things vintage, she frequented the city’s antiques bazaars and thrift shops, and gradually became obsessed with vintage Bohemian crystal.

    “It was basically love at first sight,” says Feldman of her initial encounters with traditional Czech glassware. “I was so impressed by the artisanal mastery evident in these 19th-century pieces, but I thought they’d be even more interesting if they reflected a more modern, 20th-century aesthetic… and that’s basically how the vision for ARTĚL came about.”

    In 1998, Feldman launched ARTĚL from her Prague apartment with $2,500 of her own savings, zero experience in the glass industry, and (due to the socioeconomic conditions of a newly post-Communist Prague) neither a telephone nor a fax machine. Within just a few months, prototypes of her earliest designs were shown at the New York International Gift Fair. Clients took interest, orders were placed – and the rest, as they say, is history.

    Twenty years later, ARTĚL is an established presence in today’s design scene. ARTĚL designs are sold in exclusive stores and boutiques around the globe, have won numerous awards, and have been featured in several prestigious museums. ARTĚL has also produced private-label designs for top luxury brands and collaborations with artists and designers such as Sol Lewitt and David Wiseman.

    “It’s been a wild ride so far,” quips Feldman, “and in some ways I feel like we’re just getting started. I’m super grateful for my longtime designer / collaborator Vera Mauriova, the rest of our amazingly talented team, and – of course – our clients, customers, and fans who’ve made this journey possible. I’m really looking forward to the next twenty years and beyond!”

    Established in 1998 by American designer and entrepreneur Karen Feldman, ARTĚL specializes in handcrafted, functional crystal glassware of high design. The company takes its name from an early-20th-century collective of Czech artisans whose dedication to preserving the traditional methods of handcraftsmanship led them to reject industrial production techniques. ARTĚL carries on the spirit of these artisans and their commitment to producing – entirely by hand – lasting objects of impeccable quality, design, and functionality. Artěl’s innovative product line can be found on the shelves of Asprey, Bergdorf Goodman, Christian Dior and Neiman Marcus, among other exclusive retailers.

    CONTACT

    info@artelglass.com

    PRAGUE              TEL +420 271 732 161

    NEW YORK        TEL +646 216 9415

  • PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC – As if celebrating its 20th anniversary was not an exciting enough way to kick of 2018, ARTĚL – the globally renowned producer of luxury crystal couture – has yet another reason to celebrate: its new BARNYARD collection won the 2018 Tableware International Award of Excellence in the “Fine Glassware” category.

    Held in early February as part of the Ambiente trade show in Frankfurt, and comprising a total of 16 award categories, the purpose of the Tableware International Awards of Excellence is to “cast a spotlight on innovation and design excellence, honoring tableware that is functional, beautiful, original, and tells a story.”

    To that end, a “prestigious panel, made up of buyers, retailers, designers and industry experts from across the globe” selected winners in each category from over 300 entries. The judges were clearly quite impressed with the collection, as indicated by some of the comments submitted along with the nomination and selection:

    • “Original and pleasing collection”

    • “Great use of color and engraving – contemporary and fun.”

    • “So attractive… represents a craftsmanship that few can match.”

    • “Joyful, vivid and full of humor. The set causes a lot of positive feelings in your heart and reminds you of your carefree childhood.”

    • “What makes ARTĚL products exceptional is the unexpected inventiveness and daring they bring to their designs.”

    “What more can I add to that?” laughs ARTĚL founder / director Karen Feldman. “We are so honored just to have been a part of this inaugural awards ceremony that actually winning an award is almost like an extra bonus!”

    Established in 1998 by American designer and entrepreneur Karen Feldman, ARTĚL specializes in handcrafted, functional crystal glassware of high design. The company takes its name from an early-20th-century collective of Czech artisans whose dedication to preserving the traditional methods of handcraftsmanship led them to reject industrial production techniques. ARTĚL carries on the spirit of these artisans and their commitment to producing – entirely by hand – lasting objects of impeccable quality, design, and functionality. Artěl’s innovative product line can be found on the shelves of Asprey, Christian Dior, Neiman Marcus and Thomas Goode, among other exclusive retailers.

    CONTACT

    info@artelglass.com

    PRAGUE          TEL +420 271 732 161

  • PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC – From supernatural interpretations of the ‘fairy rings’ that seem to magically appear after a rainfall to their traditional use by cultures around the globe as food, medicine and, yes, even poison – mushrooms have long been a source of mystery, wonder, danger… and deliciousness.  

    This autumn, ARTĚL – the globally renowned producer of luxury crystal couture – celebrates the diversity and beauty of these fascinating fungi with the newly released MUSHROOMS collection, comprised of seven motifs that are available either individually or as a set (sets include one glass with each design):

    • CHANTERELLE
    • FLY AMANITA
    • HONEY FUNGUS                                
    • MOREL
    • PARASOL MUSHROOM
    • SUMMER CEP

    Each mouth-blown glass in the collection features an exquisitely hand-engraved image of a magnificent mushroom on its side and a related floral image (leaves, acorns, or twigs) on its bottom, both executed with the meticulous level of detail that typifies all ARTĚL products.

    According to ARTĚL founder/director Karen Feldman, the inspiration for this set – like many of the firm’s most popular motifs – comes from classic 18th and early 19th century botanical illustrations, which she admires not only for their exceptional attention to visual detail, but also what she calls their “uniquely successful balance of scientific presentation and aesthetic design.”

    Feldman says she was further inspired by the fact that in the Czech Republic, mushroom picking is “truly a national pastime – and a favorite sport, right behind hockey and tennis.” Besides, she adds, “mushrooms are simply such interesting objects – and so diverse – that I just thought they would make a wonderfully beautiful and interesting collection. In fact, we might even add a few more species to the set in the future – so stay tuned, mushroom lovers!”

    Established in 1998 by American designer and entrepreneur Karen Feldman, ARTĚL specializes in handcrafted, functional crystal glassware of high design. The company takes its name from an early-20th-century collective of Czech artisans whose dedication to preserving the traditional methods of handcraftsmanship led them to reject industrial production techniques. ARTĚL carries on the spirit of these artisans and their commitment to producing – entirely by hand – lasting objects of impeccable quality, design, and functionality. Artěl’s innovative product line can be found on the shelves of Asprey, Christian Dior and Neiman Marcus, among other exclusive retailers.

    CONTACT

    info@artelglass.com

    PRAGUE          TEL +420 271 732 161

    NEW YORK     TEL +646 216 9415

  • PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC – From page edges to picture frames to furniture and beyond, gilding objects with gold has long been used as a way to enhance their value, imbuing them with an unmistakable aura of luxury and importance.

    This autumn, ARTĚL – the globally renowned producer of luxury crystal couture – honors this centuries-old technique with the release of its new FACETED GILDED collection: an alternative version of the firm’s popular FACETED motif that combines crystal with wide swaths of gold for a look that is the epitome of luxe.

    The original FACETED design was inspired by 19th century German vessels that were manufactured using the same painstaking method: each piece is mouth-blown and then cut and polished by hand into angular facets, resulting in an exceptionally chic design with a solid feel and a fierce look.

    The new FACETED GILDED collection takes this bold design to another fabulous level. Available only in clear crystal or opaque black, the exterior of each piece is hand-gilded with a brilliantly reflective layer of lustrous gold in two different patterns: “solid” (with an entirely gilded exterior) or “striped” (with gilding only on alternating facets).

    According to ARTĚL founder / director Karen Feldman, the inspiration for the new collection is rooted in her longstanding fascination with the Biedermeier period in Central Europe (1815 – 1848) during which the middle class grew and arts appealed to common sensibilities. “As an avid collector of furniture and design items from this era,” says Feldman, “I love how many of them go beyond functionality – and even decorativeness – to appear almost like surprisingly modern sculptures. In designing the FACETED GILDED collection, I wanted to create pieces that evoke a similar sense of being not just glassware but also uniquely fascinating objects – the kind of thing that, if I came across it in an antiques store, I would be unable to resist snatching up immediately.”

    Established in 1998 by American designer and entrepreneur Karen Feldman, ARTĚL specializes in handcrafted, functional crystal glassware of high design. The company takes its name from an early-20th-century collective of Czech artisans whose dedication to preserving the traditional methods of handcraftsmanship led them to reject industrial production techniques. ARTĚL carries on the spirit of these artisans and their commitment to producing – entirely by hand – lasting objects of impeccable quality, design, and functionality. Artěl’s innovative product line can be found on the shelves of Asprey, Christian Dior and Neiman Marcus, among other exclusive retailers.

    CONTACT

    info@artelglass.com

    PRAGUE          TEL +420 271 732 161

    NEW YORK     TEL +646 216 9415


 Products

  • ARTĚL - BARNYARD COLLECTION
    From “Old MacDonald” to George Orwell, farm animals have long occupied an iconic place in our culture. The BARNYARD collection celebrates life on the farm with ten different motifs that are available either individually or as a set:<br />...

  • From “Old MacDonald” to George Orwell, farm animals have long occupied an iconic place in our culture. Even city slickers who’ve never sowed a seed or hoed a row have a deep appreciation for this special class of creatures and the vital role they play in keeping us fed. The BARNYARD collection celebrates life down on the farm with ten different motifs in different colors that are available either individually or as a set of ten glasses (sets include one glass with each design):

    • COW (Mahogany)
    • GOAT (British Racer Green)
    • GOOSE (Amber)
    • HORSE (Smoke)
    • PIG (Fuschsia)                                  
    • RABBIT (Purple)
    • ROOSTER (Burnt Orange)
    • SHEEP (Peacock)
    • TURKEY (Ink)
    • TRACTOR (Red)­
     

    Each mouth-blown glass in the collection features an exquisitely hand-engraved image, executed with the meticulous level of detail that typifies all ARTĚL products. Ideal for a country house, al fresco dining, or farmers-market-to-table dinner parties, the BARNYARD collection is at once elegant, whimsical, and altogether unique.

  • ARTĚL - MUSSELS
    MUSSELS, emphasizes this sea creature’s sleek contours in a stylishly unexpected way. Featuring a hand-sandblasted depiction of boldly striped mussel shells arranged in layers, it works as both an abstract pattern and a depiction of actual mussel shells....

  • Consider the lowly mussel: Found in oceans and rivers throughout the world, revered in Belgium, and delicious with French fries, their uniquely elongated, asymmetrical shells make them one of nature’s most beautiful bivalves. MUSSELS, introduced in 2018, emphasizes this sea creature’s sleek contours in a stylishly unexpected way. Featuring a hand-sandblasted depiction of boldly striped mussel shells arranged in layers, MUSSELS is based on a vintage silver and enamel cigarette case designed by Koloman Moser (a co-founder of the Wiener Werkstätte). Because it works as both an abstract pattern and a depiction of actual mussel shells, it is quite versatile in terms of fitting into a variety of home décor settings. While it looks great in any color, MUSSELS is especially well suited for dark, neutral colors like Black or Smoke.

  • ARTĚL - CHINESE ZODIAC COLLECTION
    For centuries, astrologers have used the animals of the Chinese Zodiac to interpret personality traits, romantic compatibility, and other important aspects of people’s destiny. In celebration of this tradition we offer the CHINESE ZODIAC collection. <br />...

  • For centuries, astrologers have used the animals of the Chinese Zodiac to interpret and predict personality traits, romantic compatibility, and other important aspects of people’s destiny. In celebration of this tradition – and our 20th anniversary as a design firm – we offer the CHINESE ZODIAC collection. Available only in red (which signifies good luck in Chinese culture), the collection is comprised of the following 12 motifs:

    • RAT
    • OX
    • TIGER
    • RABBIRT
    • DRAGON
    • SNAKE
    • HORSE
    • GOAT
    • MONKEY
    • ROOSTRER
    • DOG
    • PIG

    Each mouth-blown glass features an exquisitely hand-sandblasted animal set against a hand-gilded gold background. The collection is offered in a variety of shapes, including a special dinner plate design that includes all 12 images.

  • ARTEL - MUSHROOMS COLLECTION
    The MUSHROOMS collection celebrates the diversity and beauty of fungi with six motifs that are available either individually or as a set (sets include one glass with each design):<br />CHANTERELLE<br />FLY AMANITA<br />HONEY FUNGUS <br />MOREL<br />PARASOL MUSHROOM <br />SUMMER CEP <br />...

  • From supernatural interpretations of the ‘fairy rings’ that seem to magically appear after a rainfall to their traditional use by cultures around the globe as food, medicine and, yes, even poison – mushrooms have long been a source of mystery, wonder, danger… and deliciousness.  

    The MUSHROOMS collection celebrates the diversity and beauty of these fascinating fungi with six motifs that are available either individually or as a set (sets include one glass with each design):

    • CHANTERELLE
    • FLY AMANITA
    • HONEY FUNGUS                                
    • MOREL
    • PARASOL MUSHROOM
    • SUMMER CEP

    Each mouth-blown glass features an exquisitely hand-engraved image of a mushroom on its side and a related botanical image (leaves, acorns, or twigs) on its bottom. The design of each motif was based on classic 18th and early 19th century botanical illustrations; the original idea for the collection was inspired by the fact that in the Czech Republic, mushroom picking is “truly a national pastime – and a favorite sport, right behind hockey and tennis.”

  • ARTEL - FACETED GILDED COLLECTION
    Inspired by German vessels from the Biedermeier period (1815-1848), the original FACETED motif is an exceptionally chic design with a solid feel and a fierce look – and the FACETED GILDED collection takes this bold design to another fabulous level....

  • From page edges to picture frames to furniture and beyond, gilding objects with gold has long been used as a way to enhance their value, imbuing them with an unmistakable aura of luxury and importance. In homage to this centuries-old technique, we offer the FACETED GILDED collection: an alternative version of our popular FACETED motif that combines crystal with wide swaths of gold (or platinum) for a look that is the epitome of luxe. Inspired by German vessels from the Biedermeier period (1815-1848), the original FACETED motif is an exceptionally chic design with a solid feel and a fierce look – and the FACETED GILDED collection takes this bold design to another fabulous level. Available only in clear crystal or opaque black, the exterior of each piece is hand-gilded with a brilliantly reflective layer of lustrous gold or platinum in two different patterns: “solid” (with an entirely gilded exterior) or “striped” (with gilding only on alternating facets). Both options are described by ARTĚL founder / director Karen Feldman, as “the kind of thing that, if I came across it in an antiques store, I would be unable to resist snatching up immediately.”

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