Bohemian glass is one of the best valued crystals in the world for its transparency and for the careful carving that the pieces usually include. Present in table glassware and in lamps of all kinds, it offers a special shine that is achieved by using lead in its preparation.
In this way, exclusive pieces are created such as a Bohemian crystal chandelier, whether they are classic lamps or contemporary lamps. In any case, you are sure that you have realized that the effect is the same: spectacular Bohemian crystal ceiling lamps with a unique shine and presence, manufactured following the ancient tradition.
The origin of this type of glass dates back to the areas of Bohemia and Silesia, territories that, today, belong to the Czech Republic and Poland. With large forests, sufficient water resources, quartz and limestone (elements necessary for making glass), the inhabitants of these areas soon began to produce it by hand.
They were in charge of developing different techniques until reaching the production of cut lead crystal, which began to be manufactured at the end of the 13th century. It would not be widely recognized until the 16th century, when both craftsmen and brilliant material from Bohemia achieved great fame and prestige throughout Europe.
Using specific blowing techniques, as well as drawing ornaments and cutting the glass manually, an elegant glass is obtained with a unique transparency and brilliance. Get dazzled through different pieces. In a special way, ceiling lamps become exclusive pieces by following the manufacturing steps of authentic prestige.
At Iris Cristal we are specialists in the manufacture of lead cut crystal using, exclusively, the old techniques until we achieve that unique pieces have a presence in the present.
To this day we continue to manufacture in the heart of the territory where this exclusive material originated. Combining the techniques of our ancestors with advanced and innovative technology, we always respect the unique essence of Bohemia to produce both classic and contemporary lamps that follow tradition.
With a team of more than 150 professionals, at Iris we produce more than 300 different models of lamps in our own facilities. Additionally, we take care of the manufacture of different components to supply the lighting industry.
As you can see, Bohemian glass is our essence and our passion. Thanks to him we have a presence in exclusive places around the world, such as hotels, casinos and fantastic homes.