Established more than 30 years ago, Iris Cristal is a Spanish design atelier known for its distinctive collections of crystal chandeliers. Each piece is designed in the Alicante-based head office with a blend of inspiration, craftsmanship, innovation and tradition. While the design happens in Spain, the brand now has a factory in the heart of the historical Bohemia region in the Czech Republic.
The Czech Republic has a long history of glass-making and is internationally renowned for decorative glassware. Bohemian crystal, specific because of its reduced lead oxide content, has become famous for its excellent cut and engraving. Translucent hand-cut crystals and opaque blown pieces are key to creating sumptuous and timeless atmospheres.
The manufacturing of this noble material tells the history of an eight-century-old art, which adorns the walls of Milan's La Scala, Rome's Teatro dell’Opera and the Palace of Versailles in France.
Iris Cristal recently created a large-scale ornamental installation in Algeria’s busy Houari Boumediene International Airport. Covering over five-square-metres of ceiling space, the impressive piece plays with light to create an indoor sun.
Browse the impressive collection here.
You can own your own piece of history re-imagined by visiting the collection on display at the Euro Nouveau showroom in Cape Town. The atelier launches new designs every six months.