Products designated with this prestigious trademark have become synonymous with the tried and tested quality of the Czech glassmaking craft.
Crystalex has built on this world-renowned tradition of Czech glassmaking and has moved it into the 21st century and beyond.
The Czech lands have been at the center of the European glassmaking hub since the 14th century.
At that time, advanced German industry merged with traditional Bohemian craftsmanship, giving rise to an art that has remained alive and well in this highland region for centuries. Locally-made pure potassium-calcium glass came to be a coveted commodity in the aristocratic households of renaissance Europe.
It was during the 17th and 18th centuries that the Bohemia region truly became famous as the center for Czech glassmaking, and it was also during this time that new production processes and technological innovations made their mark on the ancient art of Bohemian glass.
Crystalex takes pride in advanced technologies and continually invests energy and resources to streamline and improve automatic production lines. While modernizing industrial production, the company also understands that there is also a great responsibility toward employees, the community, and the environment.
To assure the most ecologically responsible mode of production, the all-electric melting process used at Crystalex does not produce nitrogen oxide (NOx) or other pollutants associated with gas and combined heating methods.
All Crystalex products are manufactured from the proprietary Sparkle™ glass mass, resulting in superb optical properties, as evidenced by the outstanding brilliance and clarity of the glass.
Sparkle™ also contributes to mechanical and chemical resistance, resulting in a stronger glass that can withstand hundreds of washing cycles in a dishwasher without visible changes.
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David Shaw Designs
A one stop for gift, tabletop, housewares and decorative accents.
In addition to our proprietary flatware collections, Splendide & Artisan 85, David Shaw Designs is the exclusive distributor of many top international brands, including Academy Home Goods; Casafina; Costa Nova; LSA International; Pampa Bay; RCR; The Napkins; Scanwood, and more.
Our “Classic Chef” division represents top housewares brands Any Sharp; Artisan Street; Gefu; Hutzler; Ipac; Kitchen Pantry; Linden Sweden; Luxe Kitchen; Osti; Paper Chef; Planit; SIIP; Simax; Taylor’s Eye Witness & Toolswiss.