Softhard

hand cut vases

  • “My collection is based on simplicity and decency. This of course does not exclude asymmetry, surprise and intense colour variations. All these phenomena should be in balance. The size of the objects is important for me, so they go with the dimensions of the flats and tables for which they are intended. I always pay attention to the object’s functionality even though I sometimes offer a slightly different type of use. I’ve been working with design since the 1960s, and I know how all the fashion elements quickly fizzle away. Novelty and contemporaneity don’t have to be expressed in aggression and ostentation. New things may surprise us, but they must be able to settle into the historical chain that forms our values.”
  • hand blown of ecologically friendly lead-free crystal
  • hand cut and hand polished to a high gloss
  • Product number: 3270
Year of creation: 2016
Creator: Milan Knížák
Height 30,5 cm
12 inch

Creator of the piece

Milan Knížák

A prominent Czech artist, musician and performer, a former general director of the National Gallery in Prague and a rector of the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. He has organized over one hundred individual exhibitions and taken part in hundreds of joint exhibitions around the world. His artworks are represented in the most prominent world collections, galleries and art museums.

The secrets of work by hand

Crystal with tradition from 1857

Each and every Moser art piece requires hours, days, weeks and often months of hand processing in the hands of our master glassmakers. The secrets of glassmaking are traditionally passed down from generation to generation. Becoming a master glassmaker requires years of practice, a great deal of talent and considerable strength: – the glassmaker must hold vases or bowls weighing tens of kilograms while they work.

Hand-blown using environmentally-friendly lead-free

Hand-cut and polished to truly shine

Hand-gilded with
24 carat gold

Hand-painted and engraved