ARTĚL absolutely fills a niche in the luxury crystal market not only in Prague but also throughout the world as their work is carried in stores ranging from Bergdorf Goodman in New York to Christian Dior in Paris. ARTĚL focuses on mouth-blown hand-decorated crystal for the table and home, and while certainly decorative, all pieces are first and foremost intended to be functional. ARTĚL’s claim to fame is that they create the drink sets for the Rolls-Royce Phantom, as well making a fierce faceted vase especially for Gucci. In addition to their crystal collection, the shops carry ARTĚL’s line of costume jewelry, as well as various little fabulous finds including Czech antique and contemporary jewelry and accessories, as well as an idiosyncratic collection of novelties, art and curios, all hand-picked and curated by the owner. There’s something for everyone in these whimsical boutiques!
Address: ARTĚL has two stores: Flagship Store: Celetná 29 (entrance on Rybná), Prague 1, Staré Město. U Lužického Semináře 7, Prague 1, Malá Strana. +420 224 815 085, Hours: Daily: 10:00–19:00. You can also buy Artel glass at the Four Seasons Hotel at Veleslavínova 2a, Praha 1, and at the Lobkowicz Palace in Prague Castle, Jiřská 3, Praha 1. www.artelglass.com
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