The concept of Preciosa / Crafted from Sand goes beyond the standard list of projects. Although they form the central part of this book, a key aspect of their presentation is a series of additional chapters describing the craftsmanship, technical excellence and long tradition of high-quality lighting in Kamenický Šenov.
The introductory part, Stories Behind, introduces everything that makes the production excellent and allows a behind the scenes look at how certain projects evolved. The final chapter, called Crystal Valley, portrays a traditional glassmaking region through the viewfinder of Igor Zakharov. His work is a unique testament to the traditions and master craftsmen of the glassmaking trade.
The book was launched at the Milan Salone del Mobile, for which an exclusive reference was issued by Studio Činčera. The Crafted from Sand exhibition as a whole won a Red Dot Design Award 2015.
Olga Benešová, Tereza Pavelková, Pavel Zelenka
Michael Vasku & Andreas Klug / architects
Igor Zacharov / photography
Jana Vahalíková / illustration
Studio Činčera / bookbinding