Imagination leads the way at Preciosa DesignLab, offering designers an inspiring hub to discover, experiment, and play with the power of crystal and light.

Built on centuries of tradition and the unique art of master glassmakers from Crystal Valley, Preciosa Lighting elevates the heritage of Bohemian crystal through contemporary lighting designs. Preciosa honours this heritage and craftsmanship by creating innovative lighting products that stand the test of time.

One of the brand’s latest endeavours is Preciosa DesignLab, where designers are welcome to learn, play, and create with crystal and light. Located at Preciosa Lighting’s northern Czech Republic production facility and headquarters, Preciosa DesignLab encompasses 2,000 square metres and features 2,500 crystal samples with various treatments, colours and lighting sources aimed at helping designers navigate through the optical, aesthetic, and illuminating properties of the crystal. Ultimately, the lab provides designers with the opportunity to delve into the intricacy of working with light and crystal, bringing their lighting visions from concept to completion.

“Preciosa DesignLab is a space dedicated to inspiring, dreaming and creating,” says Michael Vasku, Creative Director of Preciosa Lighting and co-designer of DesignLab. “It encompasses our 300 years of heritage, our knowledge of handmade glass production, and the latest innovative technologies strengthened by our interdisciplinary approach. We can’t wait for designers to come and play with crystal and light.”

Visitors to Preciosa Lighting’s factory are often impressed with the brand’s impeccable craft, expertise, and innovation. Preciosa DesignLab offers yet another sensory experience for the art of light where visitors can immerse themselves in the materials and technologies that makes a Preciosa light so distinctive. While Preciosa’s priority is to offer clients the best interactive experience, they have also set up a Digital DesignLab catering to clients who are unable to visit the centre in person. For instance, colours and materials can be digitally mixed and matched online to ensure they work with one another.

“Our goal every single day is to make the process of concepting and specifying lighting projects a simple and enjoyable experience for our clients,” adds Andreas Klug, Creative Director of Preciosa Lighting and co-designer of DesignLab. “Crystal and light can be a challenging combination to work with. Understanding our client’s needs, wishes, and challenges helps us create better and more approachable products and services.”

Above all, Preciosa DesignLab is more than just about materials and technology, as visitors are taken on a journey of the senses. Meeting artisans, discovering over 100 crafts, feeling the heat of the furnace, witnessing master craftsmen at work…it’s an experience of a lifetime to see how Preciosa’s incredible creations come to life.