Press Release Archive

ARTĚL Sample Sale 

 

Now that 2017 has arrived, it’s time to start the year in style with substantial savings! Back once again by popular demand, ARTĚL – the globally renowned producer of luxury crystal couture – will be holding its third-ever Sample Sale on Tuesday 31 January, from 10:00-15:00, at its flagship retail boutique at Celetná 29 (entrance on Rybna).

 

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ARTĚL Introduces New Jungle Deco Motif

 

No matter where you live, as the saying goes, it’s a jungle out there. This winter, ARTĚL – the globally renowned producer of luxury crystal couture – is introducing JUNGLE DECO, a meticulously detailed new design motif that lends an exotic taste of the tropics to any home décor setting.

 

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ARTĚL’s Concept Store to Exhibit Cut Glass Motifs Executed by Master Glasscutter Aleš Zvěřina

 

Honoring both a traditional method of glass production and a master of that technique, ARTĚL’s Concept Store will present an exhibition of cut-glass motifs executed exclusively for the firm by award-winning master glasscutter Aleš Zvěřina.

 

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ARTĚL Introduces New CABINET OF CURIOSITIES Collection and Smoke Color For Summer 2016

 

From the early Renaissance through the Victorian era, a popular pastime for aristocrats and scholars throughout Europe was to create and display collections of rare, valuable, or unusual objects in elaborate “cabinets of curiosities.” 

 

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ARTĚL Introduces New Black Color and Newly Available Shapes for FACETED and VIDEN Motifs

 

Despite what some television fans might claim about the color orange, when it comes to chic elegance and classic style, there is simply no debate: black is always the “new black.” 

 

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ARTĚL Receives Nomination for Czech Grand Design Awards RETAIL STORE OF THE YEAR

 

In a highly auspicious kickoff to 2016, ARTĚL has been nominated for Retail Store of the Year 2015 in the upcoming Czech Grand Design Awards, conferred annually by the Czech Academy of Design. 

 

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ARTĚL Launches New Fly Fusion Gilded Motif

 

This winter, ARTĚL is ‘going for the gold’ with the release of Fly Fusion Gilded – a newly updated version of its immensely popular Fly Fusion motif that utilizes a highly unusual production technique, along with a generous helping of genuine 24-carat gold. 

 

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ARTĚL Launches New Concinnitas Collection Featuring “Beautiful Equations” by Famous Mathematicians and Physicists

 

As the British philosopher and logician Bertrand Russell proclaimed, “Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty, a beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture… without the gorgeous trappings of painting or music, yet sublimely pure, and capable of a stern perfection such as only the greatest art can show.”

 

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ARTĚL Introduces New TURTLE Motif

 

Whether appearing as mythical supporters of the earth, characters in folk tales about “slow and steady” perseverance, or symbols of environmental conservation, turtles have played an important role in the human imagination for centuries. With their long lifespan, slow movements, sturdiness, and wrinkled appearance, they are a symbol of longevity, wisdom, and stability in many cultures around the world.

 

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Classic SMĚR Toys & Games on Exhibit at ARTĚL's New Gallery Space

 

For more than 60 years, the SMĚR company has produced plastic toys, games, and model sets that hold a special place in the hearts of Czech children of all ages. As one of the very few toy companies whose products were available during the Communist era, SMĚR  toys evoke
a common feeling of nostalgia among Czech adults who grew up playing with them – and their simple designs and bright colors make them universally appealing to young children everywhere.

 

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New Paintings By Anej Nuhanovic On Exhibit At ARTĚL’s New Gallery Space 

 

Nearly a year after featuring his artwork in the group exhibition that launched its new gallery space, ARTĚL – the globally renowned producer of luxury crystal couture – is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of recent paintings by Anej Nuhanovic (a.k.a. “El Bosnio”).

 

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ARTĚL Launches New Arctic Collection

 

With its vast frozen landscapes, majestic creatures, and ancient indigenous cultures, the Arctic is one of the most mysterious and wondrous regions on the planet. In honor of this truly remarkable place (and just in time for summer!), ARTĚL – the globally renowned producer of luxury crystal couture – is launching the ARCTIC glassware collection.

 

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ARTĚL Launches New Gilded Birds Motif In Partnership With Master Glass Painter Jan Janecky

 

In the Art Nouveau and Art Deco eras of the early the 20th century, delicately hand-painted glassware was nearly ubiquitous. Since that time, the number of artisans with the skill to make such pieces has dwindled to the point that only a handful remain. One such contemporary craftsman is Jan Janecký, a master glass painter whose deft brushwork has appeared on glass produced by some of the most famous firms in the industry.

 

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Paintings By Eduardo Lara Álvarez Tostado On Exhibit At ARTĚL’s New Gallery Space

 

Continuing the theme of finely rendered portraiture established by the previous show in this space, ARTĚL is pleased to announce an upcoming solo exhibition of large scale oil paintings by Eduardo Lara in the downstairs gallery space of its newest retail showroom at Platnéřská 7.

 

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Portraits by Jamie Fisher On Exhibit At ARTĚL's New Gallery Space

 

As anyone familiar with ARTĚL knows, the materials created by graphic designer Jamie Fisher consistently reflect the world-class standards the firm applies in producing its luxury crystal glassware. What is less generally well known (at least for now) is that Fisher’s creative talent extends far beyond commercial graphic design and firmly into the realm of fine art.

 

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Photographs By Himanshu Choudhary On Exhibit At ARTĚL's New Gallery Space 

 

Continuing its series of exciting art exhibitions held in the subterranean gallery space of its newest retail boutique, ARTĚL – the world-renowned producer of luxury crystal couture – is pleased to announce a show of photographs created by local artist Himanshu Choudhary, entitled SPACESOULS.

 

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ARTĚL's New Gallery Space To Feature Fashion And Footwear Exhibition

 

As the latest installment in a series of art exhibitions held in a gallery space in the basement of its newest retail boutique, ARTĚL is pleased to announce a show of South American-influenced fashion and footwear designed and created by Fernando Echeverría Ruiz, entitled “From the Andes to Prague.”

 

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ARTĚL Introduces new Greek Key Motif

 

From its ubiquitous role in ancient architecture, pottery, and mosaics to its presence on New York City’s iconic paper coffee cups, the Greek Key pattern is the world’s original classic design motif. In celebration of this simple-yet-intricate pattern, ARTĚL – the globally renowned producer of luxury crystal couture – is releasing GREEK KEY a bold, elegant motif based entirely on the interlocking shapes of this labyrinthine form.

 

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ARTĚL Makes Three New Shapes Available For Popular Faceted Motif

 

As part of its ongoing commitment to thoughtfully expanding its range of exquisite handcrafted glassware, ARTĚL – the globally renowned producer of luxury crystal couture – is making three new shapes available in its highly popular FACETED motif.

 

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ARTĚL's New Gallery Space Opens Second Exhibition: Alexey Terenin

 

Since its launch in early September, the downstairs gallery space at ARTĚL’s newest retail boutique has generated significant buzz amongst Prague’s art scene insiders. The excitement continues with the gallery’s second exhibition, a solo show of oil paintings by the accomplished Czech artist Alexey Terenin, entitled A Spirit of Shadow.

 

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ARTĚL Launches Online Retail Store

 

With the holiday season approaching, wouldn’t it be nice to be able to shop for the finest handmade Bohemian glassware available in the world without planning a trip to Prague – or even leaving your home? Well, now you can!

 

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ARTĚL Launches Gallery Space in Newest Retail Store

 

Only five months after opening its newest retail location, ARTĚL – the globally renowned producer of luxury crystal couture – takes the excitement to another level with the opening of a new downstairs gallery space.

 

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ARTĚL Introduces New Crab & Lobster Motifs; Adds Burnt Orange Color to Palette

 

Of all the creatures in the sea, none are more mysterious – or more highly revered by cultures around the world – than the crab or the lobster. Admired as much for their unique anatomy as for their deliciousness, images of both species are ubiquitous anywhere ocean breezes blow.

 

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Prague: ARTĚL Style Wins 2014 Independent Publisher Book Award for Best Travel Guidebook

 

Prague: ARTĚL Style has done it again! On May 28th, the newly updated and expanded 2013 edition of Prague: ARTĚL Style received the Gold Medal for Best Travel Guidebook at the 18th Annual Independent Publisher Book Awards – the same honor that was bestowed upon the original 2007 edition seven years ago...

 

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ARTĚL Introduces New Arabesque Motif for Spring 2014

 

From its origins in Islamic art and architecture to its influential role in European decorative arts, classical music and ballet, the term arabesque has always held connotations of intricately intertwined patterns. This autumn, ARTĚL – the globally renowned producer of luxury crystal couture – will release Arabesque, a new design motif that captures all of the aesthetic elegance evoked by its name. 

 

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ARTĚL Introduces Two New Motifs for Spring 2014: Dog Collection and Horse

 

The film icon (and Lassie star) Elizabeth Taylor once famously quipped, “Some of my best leading men have been dogs and horses.” This autumn, ARTĚL – the globally renowned producer of luxury crystal couture – will release two new design motifs, Horse and Dogs, that are sure to appeal to lovers of both types of four-legged friend.

 
In an unprecedented – and typically fabulous – move, the company will also offer Custom versions of both motifs, allowing clients to own artisanal Bohemian glassware adorned with customized, made-to-order images of their own pets!

 

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ARTĚL Introduces New Chequers Motif for Autumn 2013

 

From New York City taxicabs to Formula One racetrack finish lines to fabric design and Op Art, the iconic checkerboard pattern is ubiquitous. This summer, ARTĚL – the globally renowned producer of luxury crystal couture – will release its own interpretation of this classic design element in the form of a new motif called CHEQUERS...

 

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ARTĚL Introduces New "Absolute" versions of MOD and POLKA DOTS for Autumn 2013

  

As part of its ongoing quest to produce distinctive and unusual glassware, ARTĚL – the globally renowned producer of luxury crystal couture – is continually experimenting with innovative production techniques. This summer, ARTĚL will reveal the results of such restless innovation with the launch of new “Absolute” versions of its popular MOD and POLKA DOTS motifs...

 

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ARTĚL Founder Karen Feldman Launches 2013 Edition Of Prague: ARTĚL Style Travel Guidebook

 

Six years after its orignal publication, a newly updated and expanded 2013 edition of the Prague: ARTĚL Style travel guidebook is being released on June 5th. Written by ARTĚL founder / director Karen Feldman, together with co-author and editor Scott Ross, the 2013 edition of Prague: ARTĚL Style fills an important niche in the tour book market by focusing on the kind of local “insider” information that adventurous travelers seek...

 

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ARTĚL Introduces New Sporting Collection For Spring 2013

 

With a nostalgic look back to the Golden Age of sports in the 1920s, ARTĚL – the globally renowned producer of luxury crystal couture – will proudly introduce its new Sporting Collection this spring. The new motif is comprised of six different sports-themed variations – Golf, Grand Prix, Polo, Rowing, Skiing, and Tennis – which are available either individually or as a set of six glasses (sets include one glass with each design) in a range of vibrant colors...

 

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ARTĚL Introduces New Houndstooth Collection For Spring 2013

 

Instantly recognizable and favored by the likes of Sherlock Holmes and Bear Bryant, the houndstooth check pattern is the epitome of timeless fashion design. This spring, ARTĚL – the globally renowned producer of luxury crystal couture – pays homage to this iconic fabric pattern with the launch of its new Houndstooth motif...

 

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ARTĚL Introduces New Deco Collection For Spring 2013

 

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Despite having flourished nearly 100 years ago, the Art Deco style remains as timeless and influential as ever. This spring, ARTĚL – the globally renowned producer of luxury crystal couture – salutes this distinctive aesthetic with the launch of a new motif called, simply, DECO. Featuring a wraparound pattern reminiscent of a 1920s theater marquee, DECO is a seamless blend of vintage-meets-modern design and traditional Czech craftsmanship...

 

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ARTĚL Launches New Prague Travel Blog

 

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Following close on the heels of its newly redesigned website, ARTĚL – the globally renowned producer of luxury crystal couture – proudly announces the launch of it’s brand new Prague travel blog, which can be accessed at www.pragueartelstyleblog.com.

 

Written by ARTĚL’s founder, Karen Feldman (who has lived in Prague since 1994), the new blog offers insider travel tips and ARTĚL-style recommendations for visitors and locals alike, featuring Feldman’s unique personal perspective on the city’s best – and least touristy – shops, restaurants, hotels, and experiences...

 

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ARTĚL's Jungle Baroque Set wins Award at Ambiente 2012

 

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In yet another confirmation of its status as king of the retail jungle, ARTĚL – the globally renowned producer of luxury crystal couture – won the Best Collection award at Ambiente 2012 for it’s recently released Jungle Baroque Set.

 

Ambiente is the largest consumer trade show in the world, with over 4,500 exhibitors and around 145,000 trade visitors attending this year...

 

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ARTĚL Introduces Forest Folly Collection for August 2012

 

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This August, in a stylish nod to the centuries-old tradition of hunting in the Bohemian countryside, ARTĚL – the globally renowned producer of luxury crystal couture – will introduce Forest Folly, an exciting new collection with a rustically elegant hunting theme. The new collection is comprised of six different hunting-themed motifs – Stag, Hare, Fox, Duck, Wild Boar, and Labrador with Pheasant – which are available either individually or as a set of six glasses (sets include one glass with each animal design) in a range of vibrant colors...

 

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ARTĚL Introduces New Banana Leaves Motif for Winter 2012

 

From Joseph Conrad’s brooding “Heart of Darkness” to the lush paintings of Henri Rousseau to the ongoing popularity of the “Tarzan” series, the primal mystique of the jungle landscape has long captivated the imagination of the modern world. This winter, ARTĚL – the globally renowned producer of luxury crystal couture – transports us into the thick of a dense jungle forest (no machete required) with the launch of an exciting new design motif, Banana Leaves...

 

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ARTĚL's Glacier Collection, Designed by David Wiseman, Acquired by Corning Museum of Glass 2012

 

Adding once again to its extensive list of awards and accolades, ARTĚL– the globally renowned producer of luxury crystal couture – is pleased to announce that its Glacier glassware collection, created in partnership with American design wunderkind David Wiseman, has been acquired by the Corning Museum of Glass for its permanent collection...

 

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ARTĚL Adds Two New Shapes to Glacier Collection for August 2012

 

In addition to the Double Old Fashioned glass, Bowl, and Vase that have been offered since its introduction in 2006, the Glacier collection now also includes a one-ounce (30 ml) Vodka glass and a Large Vase (33 x 27.5 cm / 13” x 10.8”). The collection is available in four colors (Amber, Olive, Purple, and Smoke), as well as in Clear Crystal...

 

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ARTĚL Introduces New Rope Collection for August 2012

 

Continuing its longstanding nautical tradition, ARTĚL – the globally renowned producer of luxury crystal couture – weighs anchor this August on an exciting new design motif: ROPE.

 

Available exclusively in ARTĚL’s range of elegant barware shapes, ROPE features a hand-engraved coil of braided rope with slightly frayed ends, two loosely tied knots, and a finely detailed anchor on the bottom of each glass. The hand-engraved, mouth-blown decanter and ice bucket will also feature coiled rope and an anchor on the body of the piece...

 

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ARTĚL Introduces New Klasic Chandelier for Winter 2012

 

If there’s anything predictable about ARTĚL, the globally renowned producer of luxury crystal couture, it’s that one can never predict what company founder / director Karen Feldman will come up with next.

 

This winter, in an unprecedented move for the firm, ARTĚL steps into a new creative light with the launch of its very first chandelier. Made entirely by hand and sparkling with refined elegance, it effortlessly adds an air of old-world-style grandeur to any room.

 

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ARTĚL Wins Retailer Excellence Award for New Store Design 2011 

 

Adding to its long list of prestigious accolades, ARTĚL – the globally renowned producer of luxury crystal couture – recently received the Gift & Decorative Accessories Magazine 2011 Retailer Excellence Award for International Gift Store Design/Redesign.
 

The award was presented in recognition of ARTĚL’s new retail store, which opened in 2010 just steps away from Prague’s iconic Charles Bridge at U lužického semináre 7.

 

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ARTĚL Introduces New Jungle Baroque Collection for Autumn 2011

 

As everyone knows, it’s a jungle out there…but the right glassware can make anyone feel like a king (or queen)! This autumn, ARTĚL – the globally renowned producer of luxury crystal couture – says “welcome to the jungle” with the launch of an exciting new design motif, Jungle Baroque...

 

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ARTĚL Introduces Dinner and Dessert Plates for Autumn 2011

 

In baseball as in life, if you want to win, you have to step up to the plate. This autumn, ARTĚL – the globally renowned producer of luxury crystal couture – does just that with its brand new line of exquisitely handcrafted dinner and dessert plates...

 

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ARTĚL Introduces New MOD MAXI Motif for Autumn 2011 

 

Nearly fifty years since it rose to prominence, the “mod” design ethic of the 1960’s remains as fresh and stylish as ever. This autumn, ARTĚL – the globally renowned producer of luxury crystal couture – revisits the mod era with the launch of an exciting new design motif, MOD MAXI.
 

Essentially a reinterpretation of ARTĚL’s popular MOD motif (introduced in 2008), the concentrically geometric design of MOD MAXI was inspired by Josef Albers’s iconic 1965 painting, Homage to the Square...

 

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ARTĚL Introduces New Polka Dots Motif for Autumn 2011

 

Repetition and pattern have always been elements of strong design. This autumn, ARTĚL – the globally renowned producer of luxury crystal couture – proudly launches POLKA DOTS, a new design motif that uses the power of repetition to achieve a striking effect.
 

Simple, bold, and modern, the repeating pattern of interconnected circles in POLKA DOTS pays homage both to Damien Hirst’s famous “Spot” paintings and the Op Art movement of the 1960s.

 

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ARTĚL Opens New Store on Prague's Left Bank

 

Prague’s historic, elegant Malá Strana neighbourhood just got noticeably more chic. The luxury crystal glassware manufacturer ARTĚL opened its new shop here, occupying an enviable address mere steps off the iconic Charles Bridge.

 

“We are delighted to expand our presence in Prague,” says ARTĚL founder and director Karen Feldman. “Our Old Town boutique has been so well received that we wanted to put a footprint on the left bank as well, and this space was a fabulous find.”

 

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ARTĚL Introduces New Sakura Motif for Spring 2011

 

In Japan, the Sakura (cherry blossom) flower represents spring, symbolizes good fortune, and is an emblem of love and affection. With these associations in mind, ARTĚL– the globally renowned producer of luxury couture crystal – proudly presents the Sakura collection to celebrate Spring 2011.
 

“Sakura is one of our most unabashedly beautiful motifs,” says Karen Feldman, ARTĚL’s founder and director. “Sakura blooms are one of nature’s most perfect creations; their shape and color are simply lovely, and they make everyone happy. Their only downside is that, like all flowers, they don’t last – so we decided to fix that” by creating a timeless design that lives forever in gorgeous handcrafted crystal.

 

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ARTĚL Introduces New Hexagon Motif for Spring 2011

 

When it comes to great design, everything old is eventually new again. This spring, the “mod” design ethic of the 1960’s gets updated for the 21st century as ARTĚL – the globally renowned producer of luxury couture crystal – gets set to launch yet another iconic design motif, Hexagon...

 

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