TRADITION FOR MORE THAN 220 YEARS
CZECH HAND-MADE GLASS OF PREMIUM QUALITY
TRADITION SINCE 1794
We rely on high-quality lead-free glass, flawless workmanship, modern and traditional designs. We use modern technologies especially where we perceive their contribution to achieving the highest possible quality, but at the same time we preserve the craft tradition and uniqueness of handwork. Our goal is not to spew as many products as possible. That is why we focus on smaller, unique design collections, on the form of which we cooperate with leading Czech and foreign designers.
With its focus and originality, KVĚTNÁ 1794 has no competition both in Bohemia and abroad. Each piece is a work of art of our master glassmakers, and the difference from machine-made glass is obvious at first glance. Although our glasses look fragile due to their incredible lightness and thinness, the opposite is true - thanks to the years of recipe for our sodium-potassium glass without lead and other heavy metals, our crystal glass is not only elegant, but also unexpectedly strong and flexible. Our mission is therefore to build awareness of the tradition of handmade glass in the Czech Republic, as this awareness was significantly disrupted by the nationalization of the glass industry in the 20th century and has consequences to this day.
Is there a difference between hand-blown and hand-cut glass? Yes! Many products can be presented as hand cut or hand decorated. But this does not mean that this glass passes through the hands of a master glassmaker. It only means that it was made by machine and then someone sanded or decorated it. So it has nothing to do with the tradition of hand-making and preserving the craft. The difference in the quality of such a product is visible at first glance - machine-made glasses usually do not reach such thinness as hand-made ones. But the main thing - the machine can not make a glass from one piece of glass, so the shank must stick to the cup, which results in a significant loss of strength. Machine glass is therefore more fragile and generally more prone to breakage. On the other hand, the drawn stem from the hands of the master glassmaker guarantees high resistance of the glass to damage even while maintaining the extreme thinness of the glass. The KVĚTNÁ 1794 glassworks is proud of the tradition of hand-made, therefore all our products are hand-made.