Dartington Crystal have been hand making beautiful glass designs the traditional way since 1967. From the very beginning they have been focused on the value of continuing the art of glass making. When they began, they even brought some leading experienced glass blowers from Europe - some from Denmark and some from Italy - to teach the new team in Devon the complex skill. Have a look through the range and you will be able to pick out many a well-crafted gift for a loved one that they will be sure to cherish. Each of these designs - from the Dartington crystal white wine glasses to flower vases - have been handmade with love and care by the Dartington team.
Dartington flower vases
Alongside the contemporary and traditional style crystal flower vases which add a touch of elegance to your home, you will also find vases that promote mindfulness which can be seen in the Dartington Crystal Vases Wellness collection. Objects, colours and spaces have a powerful impact on our well-being and with this in mind Dartington Crystal have created vases with a smooth soft finish that bring a sense of peace and calm to your home and they help stimulate positive emotional responses. The ombre shades of blue promote a calming atmosphere whilst the blush pink vases symbolise replenishment. The unique visual qualities of Dartington's designs are all thanks to the vision of Hilary Green, who has been since the late 1980s the chief Dartington Crystal designer. Before that, the designs came from Frank Thrower, who was Dartington Crystal's designer from 1967 to 1987. Some of his designs were so well loved that they made it into London's Victoria and Albert Museum's 100 Best Ever Products exhibition. Many of Frank's designs still make up the core of Dartington Crystal's collections.
The luxurious sparkle of crystal glassware always adds to the special feel of the occasion when drinks are poured. The Dartington wine glasses are a good place to start. The elegant necks and smooth lines of these glasses will make that sip of red or white all the more pleasant. Perfect sets to have for dinner parties, these glasses would also be a fantastic gift for any wine lover. As well as the Dartington red wine glasses and white wine glasses, there are also some gorgeous cocktail glasses. From crystal gin glasses to crystal tumblers, you can setup your very own bar at home with these delightful pieces of glassware. Having the right glass for the right drink adds to the experience no end.
Whether it is the crystal martini glasses, the long drink glasses, the all rounders, or any other items in this range, these glasses have not just been made to look good. They have also been made to be practical and safe. All the glasses are made out of safe lead-free crystal, and that this glassware is made to be dishwasher safe. This shows how, with crystal glasses, it's not just about the glossy shine, but also about the thought and care that goes into each design.