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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Nisa Factory

Address

Janovská 132/39, 466 04 Jablonec nad Nisou
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Phone

+420 483 317 930

E-mail

info@nisafactory.com

Opening hours

 

MON - FRI 10 AM - 4 PM

A new centre for contemporary art, music, science and technology has been established on the site of the former Herzig textile factory in Jablonec nad Nisou, where the GB beads company is based. The Nisa Factory is a meeting place for people, a space for sharing opinions and experiences and conducting an open dialogue. The pride of the whole complex is the beautiful former spinning mill, which has been converted into a gallery space. During the extensive renovation, the original beams supporting the ceiling were uncovered - the longest of which measures an impressive 18 metres.

Nisa Factory is located in the beautiful countryside at the foot of the Jizera Mountains, less than six kilometres from the mountain village of Bedřichov and the Jizera Highway, popular with skiers. The Bílá Nisa River, which rises in the nearby Klikvová louka nature reserve, flows through the factory premises. The functioning of the factory has always been closely linked to the wild nature around it. The water stream of the Bílá Nisa initially served as the driving force for the factory's operation. Nowadays, it is also a symbol that commemorates the history and tradition of glassmaking.

The Nisa Factory offers locals and tourists, individuals and families not only a new gallery space, but also creative workshops, a museum of Jablonec bead and jewellery production, and excursions to the various G&B Beads operations, including a shop with a wide range of glass pressed, cut, fire-polished, winding beads and jewellery from its own production.

With the opening of the Big Bead exhibition on 18 March 2022, the largest modern art gallery to date in North Bohemia will open on 600 m².