The secret behind the glass curtain

Nový Bor, 13–15 June 2014


Open day in glassworks and glassmaking studios in the Nový Bor region – a bus round tour.

Friday 13 June 2014 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Saturday 14 June 2014, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Free admission and transport to all glassworks with the Design Pass. Free buss transport – central departure station at Náměstí Míru Square; more information is available at the MCD Infopoint at Náměstí Míru Square and online
Sluneční 892, Nový Bor

A private company, founded in 1999, following the rich tradition of Bohemian handmade glass production. With its production capacity it ranks among both the regional and important Bohemian glassworks.

Smetanova 548, Nový Bor

Astera is a realisation glass studio specialising in custom glass and crystal production. The glassmaking techniques and technologies it offers include painting, grinding, gluing, sand blasting, engraving, cutting with a water jet and mould production.

Skalice 230, Skalice u České Lípy

A unique glassmaking and realisation studio that has not only been a significant and leading body within the scope of Bohemian glass production, but literally all over the world, as together with the Preciosa – Lustry company, it participates in the biggest and most luxurious contracts.

Lindava 167, Cvikov

A unique glassmaking complex in itself, it artfully combines a glassmaking furnace specialising in production of smaller, primarily drinkware and decorative items, a design glassmaking restaurant where guests can watch fascinating events in the furnace behind the large glass wall, a glassmaking and design museum with  a unique collection of world glass, and last but not least, a factory gallery outlet and showroom.

AJETO NOVÝ BOR, sklárna a restaurace
T. G. Masaryka 805, Nový Bor
Sklářská 705, Nový Bor

Kolektiv Ateliers a.s. strongly emphasises art and craftsmanship, the quality of its products, and building refined business relations. Based on its original approach to design, it tries to put fresh, modern spirit into traditional refining methods.


The studio not only cultivates its activities in the Czech Republic but also very strongly in China, India, the USA, Monaco and other world art hubs.

B. Egermanna 634, Nový Bor

Crystalex CZ is a direct successor of the best Bohemian glassmaking traditions. As the biggest domestic producer of drinkware it ranks among the top global producers in the industry.
During the event it will introduce its 260 m2 factory outlet area.

B. Egermanna 322, Nový Bor

Apart from active cooperation with European glassmaking artists and designers from his workshop, he also produces a whole range of unique trophies and objects that have found their way to the many places throughout the world where the studio exports its glass from Nový Bor.

Nový Svět 915, Kamenický Šenov

As a globally leading producer of crystal cut glassware, Preciosa focuses mostly on the production of machine cut precious stones, pearls, pendants and other bijouterie stones and components in a wide range of high quality products.

Havlíčkova 57, Kamenický Šenov

Based on the wishes of local producers, the glassmaking school was founded in Kamenický Šenov in 1856 to ensure the professional training of glass painters and engravers. It will present its workshops and gallery.

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