Cul­ti­vat­ing the chan­de­lier - Pre­ciosa’s pre­cious gift to the world

Pre­ciosa’s pre­cious gift to the world

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It speaks much of Pre­ciosa’s rich knowl­edge of and deep pas­sion for the art of chan­de­lier mak­ing that they chose to ti­tle their dis­play at Euroluce 2017 as ‘Cul­ti­va­tion of Chan­de­liers’.

Cul­ti­va­tion im­plies mind­ful fos­ter­ing and re­fine­ment, pa­tient over­sight and metic­u­lous care, over an en­dur­ing pe­riod of time. It means tend­ing to one’s cre­ation with ever so lov­ing care and watch­ing it bloom into full­ness, help­ing to

shape it into the best that it can be ev­ery step of the way. In short, ev­ery­thing that ac­cretes knowl­edge, hones skills and builds mas­tery. Which is what Pre­ciosa is all about in the world of crys­tal crafts­man­ship and has been for close to three hun­dred years.

Since 1724, Pre­ciosa has used this mas­tery to cre­ate chan­de­liers ac­cord­ing to time hon­oured Bo­hemian tra­di­tions. Com­bin­ing cen­turies-old know-how and tech­niques with con­tem­po­rary tech­nol­ogy, but al­ways such that that the true zeit­geist of the chan­de­liers is never lost and the in­tent of their cre­ation and beauty en­dures.

Thanks to this ap­proach, Pre­ciosa chan­de­liers have long been, and are still, per­ma­nent pro­tag­o­nists of con­tem­po­rary life­styles. This has kept them at the fore­front of style through ev­ery era.

Var­i­ous clas­sic chan­de­lier styles have in­spired each other over cen­turies and decades, and some of them have blended. Thanks to new pro­duc­tion meth­ods and ma­te­ri­als, they have been re­vived and rarely re­flect the sta­tus quo.

As dif­fer­ent as the chan­de­liers may seem, their forms and styles are mostly de­rived from the ‘iconic chan­de­liers’ that have a for­ma­tive in­flu­ence. The dif­fer­ent styles over­lap, also in­flu­enc­ing each other, and they have been con­tin­u­ously de­vel­oped fur­ther since their orig­i­nal con­cep­tion. No rev­o­lu­tion is nec­es­sary. In­stead, you need to un­der­stand tra­di­tion, zeit­geist, and have the courage to con­tin­u­ously in­no­vate tra­di­tional as well as iconic chan­de­liers.

Con­tem­po­rary Cul­ti­va­tion

‘Cul­ti­va­tion of Chan­de­liers’ ex­presses what Pre­ciosa has been cel­e­brat­ing for many years in the Bo­hemian tra­di­tion dat­ing back to 1724. Cul­ti­vat­ing and man­u­fac­tur­ing chan­de­liers – and, most im­por­tantly, keep­ing them so vivid that they al­ways re­flect the spirit of the times, and make a state­ment for the fu­ture.

Pre­ciosa presents two re­newal mod­els with long-term po­ten­tial for clas­sic chan­de­liers:

Con­tem­po­rary Colours

The shape, beauty and au­then­tic­ity of the his­tor­i­cal de­sign con­tinue and are pre­sented with colours ap­peal­ing to tra­di­tional and con­tem­po­rary tastes alike.

New In­ter­pre­ta­tions

The de­sign in­tent of the his­toric piece is ex­tracted and given to a con­tem­po­rary de­signer from which to cre­ate a new in­ter­pre­ta­tion, out of the con­text of time, yet with­out los­ing the orig­i­nal mean­ing.

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