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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 July 27th, 2017 in Basics

  • Sealife Set – Wine Glasses in Clear Crystal

  • Sealife Set – Tumblers & Frutti Di Mare Jug in Ink

  • Sealife Set – Single Old Fashioned Glasses in Blue

  • Sealife Set – Tumblers in Ink

Introduced way back in 1999, SEA LIFE is among our oldest motif collections, and has remained a best seller for nearly two decades.


Originally conceived as a slightly more formal variation of our FRUTTI DI MARE collection (introduced in 1998), SEA LIFE consists of six delightfully stylized sea creatures – Fish, Jellyfish, Octopus, Sea Horse, Seashell, and Starfish ­– which are available either individually or as a set of six glasses (sets include one glass with each design), making it a perfect choice for beach homes, yachts, or your next upscale clambake.


Sealife Set – Tumblers in Gray


ARTĚL’s founder / director Karen Feldman readily acknowledges the irony of how her longstanding fascination with all things aquatic has influenced ARTEL’s design choices over the years, given that we are based in the landlocked Czech Republic, many miles from anything like a coastline.


Sealife Set - Double Old Fashioned Glasses | Frutti Di Mare Barware Decanter | all in Ink


“What can I say?” asks Feldman. “Ever since I was a child, I’ve been amazed by the mysterious beauty of ocean life. Sea creatures are so fantastically designed that they seem to almost be from an entirely different planet. I mean, seriously – jellyfish? Octopi? Sea horses? Totally bizarre, right? I’ve always found them so interesting, that in looking back, it makes sense that this was one of the earliest designs I created for ARTEL.”


Sealife Set – Double Old Fashioned Glasses in Clear Crystal


While this motif is lovely and elegant in clear crystal, it is particularly striking in any of the three different shades of blue in which it’s offered (Azure, Blue, and Ink), as they further add to the illusion of the undersea world depicted in each glass.


Sealife Set – Tumblers in Blue


Interested in acquiring a SEA LIFE piece – or perhaps a whole set – for yourself or a friend? You can find them in any of our Prague retail locations or in our online store.