Precious stones from the Bohemian Paradise

The brothers Jan and Václav Fišers from Turnov. Their alleged voyage to Venice, five years of efforts to seize the local secret of secrecy, return to Turnov, dozens of wasted attempts and then - finally success! In 1711 they made the first glass for the production of artificial stones.


It was in 1712, when Elias Müller built his glassworks on the estate of the Harrach Counts in Jilemnice. It continued in the traditional production of glass, which was produced on the border of the Giant Mountains and the Jizera Mountains in the middle of the 14th century. Even today, you can see not only metallurgical production and blowing glass, but also a hundred-year-old grinding shop. It is driven by a water turbine and transmissions used to distribute the driving force.


Elias Palme, one of the most famous luminaire manufacturers, continued the tradition of chandeliers in Kamenický Šenov. Industrial production of chandeliers was started in 1724 by Josef Palme in Prácheň.


Surely you would not find in the whole Principle and in the broad surroundings of a person who would say a crooked word about Jan Šourek. After all, it was as if he had come to the Principle of Prosperity and Welfare. As soon as he took possession of the reeve, life in the village began to turn for the better. He was one of the first to venture into the world for business.


Josef Riedel, king of the Jizera Mountains glassmakers, was born in Hejnice in 1816. He was the representative of the sixth generation of the glass family and imprinted his footprint indelibly on the slopes of the Jizera Mountains.



Josef Pfeiffer - Jablonec entrepreneur and mayor, who was involved in the development of jewelery exports. Everything is confirmed at the imperial court and in 1866 Jablonec became a town during his reign.

BLOWN BEAD and its way to the tree

People can make sense of time and numbers, but not us, beads. However, I have heard that they have been blowing me in the mountains for more than a hundred years. As a bead would put it, that is a long time. You, who have never seen how a bead is born, you don´t know how beautiful life can be....


In 1920 the first Czech glass school was founded in Železný Brod, thanks to which the town became a center of glass art.


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LASVIT glass headquarters winner of the Dezeen Awards 2020

The glass headquarters of LASVIT in Nový Bor reaches the highest goals in competitions at home and in the world

The year 2020 was very successful for the headquarters of LASVIT in Nový Bor. For more than two hundred years, two half-timbered houses near the city center have been inhabited by glassmakers. LASVIT has reconstructed them for four years, adding two more unique modern buildings to them - the Glass House and the Black House - and since 2019 the company's management has been based here. The unique combination of original and new architecture won several exceptional awards - Monument of the Year 2019 of the Liberec Region, on a nationwide scale Building of the Year in several categories, including the public award. In November the Czech Architecture Prize from the Chamber of Architects. Also in the world, the headquarters reached one of the most famous awards, the Dezeen Awards 2020 as the most impressive office building in the world. According to the jury, the headquarters of the glass company connects "head, hands and heart" and refers to the tradition in which our glass region excels. Visit the headquarters of the world-famous company and the metaphorical lighthouse of glassmaking in northern Bohemia. Orders and more information at

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