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Lausitz Glass

stylishly glass - Stölzle Lausitz GmbH

The finishing touch to a festively bedecked Christmas table is without doubt its stylish glasses.

Whether elaborately decorated or sleek and elegant, Lausitz glasses provide a perfectly designed contribution to a modern lifestyle.

stylishly glass - Stölzle Lausitz GmbH

Did you know…?

For about 20 years, Arsall-Glas in Lausitz has been experiencing a renaissance. The sophisticated technology means that several coloured layers of glass are placed one on top of the other. Arsall (ars = Kunst (‘art’); all = Allemagne) was at its peak in the early 20th century – during the Art Nouveau period, the typical floral patterns in pink and light green used at the time embellished mostly vases and other decorative vessels. Some glass blowers have now revived the tradition and today create sensational and unique glass works.

Emerging location with history

The first written records of glassworks, mainly the forest glass kilns in the Erzgebirge, appear as far back as the 15th century. After brief cultural and historical high points in the 18th century, Saxon glassworks enjoyed only regional importance in the early 19th century. However, this quickly changed when advancing industrialisation caused a growing demand for glass.

As a result, this lead to a real wave of glassworks being set up in Saxony in the second half of the 19th century. The construction of new railway lines, introduction of new technologies and development of new sources of energy and raw materials in the immediate vicinity encouraged this expansion. Within just a few years, the Lausitz region in particular became a thriving industrial base with 10 glassworks; by the start of the 20th century, it was the most important site for the glass industry in Germany and indeed Europe.