When Daniel Swarovski invented an automatic cutting machine at the end of the 19th century, he opened the door to a world of fantasy. The magic word was crystal. A raw material, which even the most ancient cultures ascribed beneficial, valuable, indeed miraculous properties. This fascinating material transformed the world of fashion and beauty into a seductively sparkling universe.
Celetna 7, 11000 Prague 1/ tel.: 222 315 585 / www.swarovski.com
Ludwig Moser (1833 - 1916), first opened his own shop and engraver´s workshop in the centre of Karlovy Vary, and in the same town in 1893 he started producing his own glass workshop, which has been operating successfully until today. Within a short time he gained the reputation as the most prestigious producer of crystal in the Austrian-Hungarian monarchy. Completely handmade, each piece is a masterpiece.
Staromestske namesti 603/15, Prague 1 / tel.: 221 890 891 / www.moser-glass.com/en/
150 m2 of unique space dedicated to the freshest and continually-updated selection of the best of Czech design, jewellery and architecture.
Opening on Mon - Fri 11 am - 6.30 p.m., Sat 10 am - 6.30 p.m.
Betlémské náměstí 5a, 11000 Prague 1 / 725 128 660 / www.futurista.cz
KUBISTA– Shop / Gallery
On the ground floor of the cubist Black Madonna building. It acquaints visitors with the unique beauty of Czech cubism. Apart from originals there are also replicas of cubist furniture and porcelain and metal artefacts. The advantage of the authorised replicas is the very reasonable prices charged.
Open: Mon–Sun 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Dům u Černe Matky Boži, Ovocny trh 19, Prague 1 / tel.: 224 236 378 / www.kubista.cz
Designed by Karen Feldman, Artel's collection of handcrafted crystal glassware is so large and offers so many variations you will always find something that looks like it was made for you: If not, then order it, they will make it just for you! In addition to their Crystal, you'll find in their two stores a collection of intriguing Czech nostalgic items and other curiosities and gifts chosen by Karen along her various trips.
Celetná 29 (entrance on Rybná 1), Prague 1, tel.: 224 815 085
U Lužickeho semináře 7, Prague 1 / tel.: 251 554 008, www.artelglass.com
This is the brand name of a broad range of cosmetics, including bath foam, gels and salts, various types of soap with the scent of herbs, fruit and spices. herbal fragrances, all produced by hand from high-quality raw materials.
Melantrichova 17, Prague 1 / tel.: 221 632 480/ www.manufaktura.biz
Nobis Studio represents exclusively the premier French textiles house, NOBILIS, as well as RUBELLI from Italy, two of the leading decorative textiles houses in the world.
V Kolkovně 4, Prague 1/ tel.: 224 237 932 / www.nobis.cz
QUBUS DESIGN – Gallery / Shop
This is the ideal place to find an unconventional gift for someone close to you. You can choose from a variety of backgrounds, screen savers and icons, as well as accessories for rooms and studies. There is also a range of T-shirts on various motifs.
Ramova 3, Prague 1/ tel.: 222 313 151 / www.qubus.cz
Gourmet-to-go and retail outlet offering a broad range of international delicacies made fresh on premise and a wide selection of fine imports.
Skořepka 9, Prague 1/ tel.: 224 231 017 www.culinaria.cz
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