The story of bohemian glass

published by Lasvit

About

This site was cre­ated on the oc­ca­sion of the 600th an­niversary of the found­ing of the his­tor­ic Chřib­ská glass­works, one of the old­est con­tinu­ally run­ning glass­works in the world, es­tab­lished in 1414. The mu­ni­cip­al­ity of Chřib­ská is loc­ated in the re­gion of North Bo­hemia, Czech Re­pub­lic and is his­tor­ic­ally renowned for its glass­mak­ing. The first glass­works in the area were foun­ded here at the turn of the 13th and 14th cen­tury, be­cause there were ideal con­di­tions for the de­vel­op­ment of glass­mak­ing.

Il­lus­trat­ing glass pro­duc­tion, this site takes you through the rich his­tory of times gone by un­til today. Glass is a re­fined ma­ter­i­al and only in com­bin­a­tion with light does it achieve its glor­i­ous lu­min­es­cence. The title, The Path of Light, pays homage to Bo­hemi­an glass­mak­ing, as well as all those who craf­ted it or oth­er­wise con­trib­uted to the fact that today Bo­hemi­an Glass is un­der­stood as a trade­mark of qual­ity and lux­ury world­wide. The Bo­hemi­an tra­di­tion and the cul­ture of glass­mak­ing are a part of Czech his­tory and its found­a­tion. Our re­spons­ib­il­ity is to in­spire and em­power the next gen­er­a­tion to keep this tra­di­tion alive.

One of the most sig­ni­fic­ant trends of the re­cent years is concept of light in­stall­a­tions made of glass that are cus­tom-de­signed for spe­cif­ic in­teri­ors. This led to an en­tirely new phe­nomen­on of in­stall­a­tions found in the lux­uri­ous ho­tels, private res­id­ences and unique pub­lic spaces world­wide. One of the first pi­on­eers of design­ing and pro­du­cing such in­stall­a­tions is Las­vit – a Czech com­pany which per­fectly builds bridges between the tra­di­tion and con­tem­por­ary design.

www.lasvit.com

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