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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The idea to start a glasshouse in Lindava came from the meeting between an architect and artist Bořek Šípek and glassmaker Petr Novotný. They built the factory at the beginning of the 90s, and they opened during the IGS – International Glass Symposium. This event that takes place every three years attracts world-known designers, architects and glassmakers. They work side by side with glass masters and bring a new perspective to the craft.

The glassworks led by Bořek Šípek produced art objects in the style of Italian glassmakers from Murano. The art objects from AJETO belong to collections of many famous people, such as former American president Bill Clinton or singer Mick Jagger. A great admirer of Šípek´s work was also Václav Havel.
Trophy Tour de France is also produced here, as well as Thalia Award. We also produce large light installations, and some design light fittings or beverage and decorative glass. The glassmakers create colourful glasses called Candy, bowls named Frozen that were inspired by ice, or vases Crystal Rock, which resemble stone.

Our glass factory is also open to the public, and every visitor can watch from the gallery, how difficult glass processing really is.  Use a unique opportunity to see for yourself the glassworks in Lindava. You´ll get a chance to watch, how our glass masters turn hot melted glass matter into a fragile beauty. 

Those who can´t resist, can try the glassmaking themselves, and create their exclusive product, such as pints or vases, using a blowpipe. You have a chance to “absorb” the experience with some nice refreshment. You can try our home cuisine in our stylish glass tavern Ajeto, located within the glassworks.