FUNZIONE ED EMOZIONE
Two centuries of history of fire and sillica
More than two Centuries of history and tradition make the glassware Kvetna, one of the oldest and largest companies in the sector in the Czech Republic. Was in fact the 1794, when Alois, Prince of Lichtenstein, decided to found the factory. The area in which, even today, is the facility location was chosen due the wood of the great forests surrounding suited to the furnaces deposits of fine siliceous sand to produce crystal. The factory equipped with two furnaces, started to produce since 1795, and by the mid-19th century the company was acquired Zahns & Co, of Dutch origin. In 1880 was opened the first store in the Bohemian village of Chribská which followed, after a short time, one in Vienna.
The mouth Blown crystal, symbol of luxury and elegance, has been the focus manufacturing of Bohemia Kvetna 1794 since its foundation in 1794.
The mouth Blown crystal, symbol of luxury and elegance, has been the focus manufacturing of Bohemia Kvetna 1794 since its foundation in 1794. From such long history of more thsn two centuries originates an unmistakable style, as a result of he huge experience in handcraftsmanship and art of decoration. Even in the most modern design collection of Bohemia Kvetna, the ability and memory of our master blower s, blend harmoniously together, to ensure function and emotion. The Bohemia Kvetna design , in fact not only expresse aestetich quality, but increases the quality of the most common objects in the everyday life.
The originality and innovation desire, that always distinguished the Bohemia Kvetna creations, led to search between the international designers of those recognized talents that express the best in terms daily luxury for mouth blown cristal objects. The so realized collections offer , in their apparent semplicity, infinite capacity of expression where the formal purity and the lines essentiality are well combined with strong characters details who refers to the sphere of emotion. Such constant creative meyamorphosisi of Bohemia Kvetna, daty by day, always more oriented towards targeted choiches od design philosophy, able to expand its range of action to a market, everyday more aware and informed.
The most important world design exibitions international juries, evaluated Bohemia Kvetna design products according to criteria such as degree of innovation, functionality and the formal quality, rewarding a new generation of crystal glass collections with very prestigious awards. Always in Kvetna,recognized as one of the icons of the mouth blown glassware of Czech Republic, productions skill is combined with research on crystal to get the best, updating and preserving the original material sheen.
BOHEMIA KVETNA 1794: Business Focus of Company
the production of crystal unleaded utility glasses, a wide scale of colorful glass – Citrin, Amber, Rosalin, Light Blue, Light Green, Golden Rose, Grenade, Aquamarine, Turquoise, Dark Green, Dark Blue, Dark Smoke, and Grey Smoke.
a surfacing glass decoration is made by hydrofluoric acid which is melting on the glass surface. The more concentrated acid, the more visible is grinding. Places that should be clear without grinding are covered and protected by asphalt lacquers, wax, natural resins leaded and polystyrene colors. Grinding is made in the common warm bath. The warmer bath, the faster is the process. However, the protectors melt, too.
cracking, outside and inside cutting and ignition.
the process of decorative cutting. Sides and bottoms are shallowly and deeply decorated and then mechanically polished. In this process there are used various types of discs that are inclined according to the grinding direction.
the glass surface is decorated by color layers, glitters, gold and platinum that are fixed by firing. A paintbrush is usually used (made of squirrel‘s, badger‘s and marten‘s hair) as well as spray painting, wrapping and covering. Reproductive techniques are also used. These are a silk-screen printing, print and transfer. Painted and decorated glass is then fired in the kiln which proves better color fixation on the surface of the product.