CARLSBAD, CZECH-REPUBLIC | GLASSWARE
Ludwig Moser was a visionary and a passionate artist who was constantly pushing boundaries. In 1857 he opened his glass workshop, initially devoted to polishing and engraving; a few years later he decided to pursue his ambitions and create his own glass objects. As a master glass artist, his idea was to create objects that were both aesthetically pleasing and sophisticated, with designs and a colour palette that were unheard of at the time. Today, 160 years later, the Moser company continues to produce stunning pieces, each of which passes through the hands of dozens of artists before being sold to collectors and buyers around the world.
A great number of artists are involved in the development of Moser's collections, all with the sole aim of honouring the skills of the Czech master glassmaker. The idea is first sketched onto paper, then sent to the glassblowers. The team of glassblowers work the raw material and carry out a series of tests in order to establish the perfect proportions and obtain an immaculate result. The moulds are made from metal or beech and pear wood that grows in their very own orchard. Each piece undergoes several quality controls before being put on sale. Some pieces are further refined, decorated, or engraved with precious metals such as gold or platinum. The cutting and engraving work is the most demanding and some pieces can take several weeks or even months to complete. This is what makes a Moser piece so special.
Attention to detail, talent, a unique colour palette and lead-free crystal are the hallmarks of the Moser brand. Several artists have received awards for their work, such as Tomáš Lesser, who was awarded the Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in France in 2020.