Desná Glass 1847-2017

Czech glass is known throughout the world for its craftsmanship and artistic qualities, and the Jizera Mountains belong to the traditional areas where skilled glassmakers can bring to life anything under the sky that the properties of this material allow. Artists have been creating pieces from this unique material for 170 years in Desná, pieces that have not only shape and style, but also a spirit. 

They are reminiscent of shimmering dew drops on the petals of a rose, which is how Baroque writer Bohuslav Balbín described the Bohemia. Despite all the historical events that have left an indelible mark on the Jizera Mountains, it is glass which connects both past and present generations in this region, regardless of their language or creed. Glass is, in fact, the vital essence of this melancholy region in Northern Bohemia: it is its alpha and omega, its history, its present, and its future.

Publisher: Preciosa Ornela, a.s. / 2017

Texts: Petr Nový

Language: Czech, English

Number of pages: 179

Dimensions: 230 x 230 mm

Weight: 850 g

ISBN: 978-80-86397-28-3