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.

THE GLASSHOUSE IN NOVÝ SVĚT

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

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.

ELDORADO OF BEADS AND SEED BEADS

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

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.

FRIEDRICH EGERMANN

JOSEF PFEIFFER

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....

MELTED GLASS SCULPTURE

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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Memory Crystal

Address

Dubice 32, 470 01, Česká Lípa

Phone

+420 487 521 360

E-mail

info@memorycrystal.cz

Opening hours


After previous order min. 3 days before the visit.

Maximum group size: 12 people

Our company started in 1999 when Dalibor Novák, the current owner, designed the first glass urn. Glass studio Memory Crystal focuses on art glass in lighting, gallery objects, trophies and primarily the production of glass urns. It became the company's main export article to many countries in Europe, Canada and the USA.
In 2006 Dalibor Novák developed unique products that significantly influenced the development of the company. This glass is called “the Memorial Glass”.  During the production, the ashes of the deceased are melted into the glass. The Memorial Glass was patented in 2009. Currently, our partners from thirteen European countries offer the Memorial Glass as well.

In 2018, Dalibor Novák came with a new vision of preserving the ashes of the deceased in shiny crystal leaves hanging on the memorial tree EIWA. The concept EIWA was upgraded in 2019, and version 2.0 is fully interactive. The families can remotely control leaves and light them up like candles. This way, they can stay close to their loved ones. At the roots of this tree is a unique underground columbarium that is an integral part of the tree. This unique design is patented.

Upon prior phone arrangement, you can come and see our glassworks and grinding workshop, as well as the work of our glass masters. Depending on the current production, we will show and explain how blown glass products or free-formed sculptures are created. If allowed by ongoing production, you can try to blow glass. After cooling and grinding, we will prepare the product for you to pick up.