ARTĚL specializes in handcrafted luxury crystal that blends classic Czech tradition with modern design sensibility.
Founded in 1998 by American designer Karen Feldman, ARTĚL is named after an early-20th-century collective of Czech artisans who rejected industrial production techniques in favour of traditional methods of handcraftsmanship. ARTĚL continues this spirit by producing beautiful objects of impeccable quality, design, and functionality entirely by hand, using centuries-old production methods.
ARTĚL absolutely fill a niche in the luxury crystal market not only in Prague but throughout the world; their work is carried in stores ranging from Paul Smith in New York to Christian Dior in Paris. The company's claim to fame is that they make the drink sets for the Rolls-Royce Phantom, but they have also produced fierce vases for Gucci.
ARTĚL’s exquisite mouth-blown, hand-engraved and hand-cut crystal is available in a dazzling array of vibrant colors and shapes. Each piece features one of Feldman’s singularly original design motifs – ranging from elegant geometric patterns to whimsical depictions of flora, fauna, sea life, and more – executed in breathtakingly intricate detail.
It is also possible for clients to commission 'bespoke' glassware by selecting their own combinations of shapes, colors, and motifs… and the company offers worldwide shipping. Beyond glassware, ARTEL’s three Prague retail shops also offer fine jewelry, handmade stationery, and classic toys, as well as a carefully curated selection of unique vintage and modern Czech design items.
ARTĚL stores also carry Feldman’s best-selling travel guide, Prague: ARTĚL Style, an indispensible collection of insider recommendations for off-the-beaten-track shops, restaurants, pubs, nightlife, spa treatments, and much more.
Stores are open daily: 10:00 – 19:00 at U Lužického semináře 7 - Malá Strana | Celetná 29 (entrance on Rybná) - Old Town | Platnéřská 7 – Concept Store