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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Preciosa Lighting

Address

Nový svět 915, 471 14, Kamenický Šenov

Opening hours

The factory is normally not accessible. An open day is held once a year.

In 2022, the Preciosa Lighting plant will be open during the Crystal Valley Weekend on 12-13 November:

LET YOURSELF BE LED INTO A MAGICAL WORLD OF TRADITION, GLASS ART AND GOLDEN CZECH HANDS.

Preciosa Lighting - a place where dreams become reality and tradition combines with creativity. A place where breathtaking light installations are created for projects from all over the world.

Preciosa Lighting is a proud part of the Crystal Valley. The crystal as a natural gift of our region, together with skilled people with a love for their craft, are its greatest assets and the secret of the success of its innovative light installations.

Since 1724, Preciosa Lighting has been dedicated to ensuring that traditional glassmaking methods do not fall into oblivion, but rather remain alive and relevant, through the cultivation of lighting fixtures. Enriching them with new creative approaches and state-of-the-art technologies is an integral part of the whole process, thanks to which the light installations from Kamenický Šenov enchant almost the whole world. However, this is not the only thing behind the unforgettable experiences that people take away from their encounters with Preciosa Lighting installations. Emotions or a story play an essential role in the design of a luminaire, which is the icing on the cake of perfect lighting that leaves a strong impression. 

Whether it's a classic luminaire, a minimalist concept or a giant bespoke light installation, it's sure to catch the eye. Preciosa Lighting products will become the jewel of any interior.