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Expert recommendations and insider tips for first-time visitors and locals alike from ARTĚL’s founder, Karen Feldman, who has lived in Prague since 1994. Click on the links below for detailed reviews – from Feldman’s own unique perspective – of all the best that Prague has to offer...





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Published on March 30th, 2017 in Basics

  • ARTEL’s Brand Concept – Crystal Couture – First introduced in 2005 when ARTEL introduced color to our collection.

  • VERDURE Highballs pictured in 12 of our 22 colors.

  • A few examples of the custom Dog Motif glasses that ARTEL has been commissioned to produce.

  • Polkadot Tumblers in 15 of our 22 colors plus Clear Crystal.


One of the defining features of the ARTEL brand is our across-the-board commitment to total customer satisfaction. To this end, as our fans know, we spare no expense or effort to ensure that our team of Czech artisans is consistently producing handmade glassware of the highest possible quality. We also make a point of introducing new design motifs each year to appeal to a wide range of tastes and interests.


But that’s not what makes us completely unique.


What truly sets ARTEL’s couture crystal apart from every other luxury crystal company is our unique ability to provide clients with bespoke glassware that is custom-designed and handcrafted to their exact specifications.


ARTEL’s Brand Concept – Crystal Couture – How it works!


Since 2005, in addition to the items offered in our ‘standard’ catalog, we have allowed – indeed, encouraged – clients to mix and match colors, motifs, and shapes into customized combinations that express their own personal style. With 133 motifs currently available (and more to come soon), 74 shapes, and 22 color offerings, the possibilities are virtually unlimited – 216,524 to be exact!




ARTEL glassware is currently available in 22 unique colors.


As if this wasn’t enough, we can even make it possible for clients to create customized motifs featuring hand-engraved portraits of their very own dogs or horses. In fact, we recently produced some glasses depicting a bovine-loving client’s favorite cow – how fun is that? We’ve also created a number of special edition and private label glassware for international and corporate clients like Asprey, Gucci, Armani, and ­– most recently ­– Rachel Bates.



A few examples of the custom Dog Motif glasses that ARTEL has been commissioned to produce.


Jack Russell Terrier - another GREAT example of custom work that ARTEL was commissioned to produce.


According to ARTEL’s founder / director Karen Feldman, the ability to produce bespoke products is an absolutely essential component of the ARTEL brand concept. “I am constantly amazed by the creativity of our bespoke glassware clients,” says Feldman. “They clearly enjoy the freedom of making something that’s uniquely their own, and they’ve often come up with combinations of colors, motifs, and shapes that I would never dream of – including some truly one-of-a-kind pieces! Whether it’s clothing, jewelry, or even something as simple as a cocktail, everyone loves the special feeling of having something custom-made just for them. This sense of luxury is at the heart of what ARTEL’s all about, and we really enjoy being able to provide people with that singularly satisfying experience.” 


Custom Longhorn Cow that ARTEL was been commissioned to produce.


Interested in acquiring a bespoke ARTEL piece – or several – for yourself or a loved one? Drop us a line and let us know what you have in mind, and we’ll be more than happy to take care of you.