Line introduced in 2017
RIEDEL Fatto A Mano
Colorful venetian tradition combined with the consistent quality of machine
"Fatto a Mano" means handmade in Italian, and this series bears the typical attributes of a RIEDEL product: varietal specific, thin blown, unadorned, and standing tall on slender stems.
However RIEDEL Fatto a Mano is assembled in a completely different way to the brand's previous collections!
RIEDEL Fatto a Mano combines the sophistication of handmade glass, in the style of the ancient Venetian tradition, with 21st-century glassmaking technology, using fully automated machine-blown techniques. This innovative series has a handmade stem and base with a machine-made varietal bowl. The execution of this new process was made possible by significant improvements in the RIEDEL glass factory in Weiden, Bavaria.
With their team of very talented Tyrolean glassmakers, RIEDEL tried and tested until they had perfectly mastered the Venetian puzzle. They built the multi-coloured stems by hand and learnt how to fuse the bowl to the coloured stem in the hot stage.
With its handmade stem and base, RIEDEL Fatto a Mano combines the crafts of the past with today's technologically-advanced, machine-blown techniques. The finished product charms the eye with its handcrafted feel, colourful aesthetics, and varietal specific bowls.
RIEDEL Fatto a Mano is handmade in crystal glass, and sold in a single piece or in a box of six with mixed colours. All RIEDEL glassware is dishwasher safe.
The collection includes a range of stunning decanters to complement the series.
Fatto A Mano - Value Gift Sets
Line introduced in 2019
RIEDEL Fatto A Mano Performance
Venetian tradition meets modern technology
RIEDEL Fatto A Mano Performance is the combination of two successful series, marrying refined artistic craftsmanship with the precision of machine production.
With a handmade stem and base and a machine-made optic bowl, RIEDEL Fatto A Mano Performance is another evolution in modern glassware by this industry-leading brand. The series features different bowl shapes, each presented in one of several color variants.
The principle of combining fine art and craft has long been advocated by Walter Gropius, founder of the Bauhaus movement, and function-led design has dominated RIEDEL designs for many years.
As yet another example of this: "RIEDEL Fatto A Mano Performance can be seen as a small tribute to the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus," explains Maximilian J. Riedel, 11th generation and CEO of the family-owned business.