THE LIFESTYLE DIVISION OF RIEDEL GLASS WORKS
Nachtmann crystal glassware has been defining affordable luxury since 1834. Glassmaker Michael Nachtmann founded the company F.X. Nachtmann in the Bavarian Forest. In 1900, Zacharias Frank took over the company and moved its headquarters to Neustadt an der Waldnaab, where it still resides.
Nachtmann joined the Riedel family of brands alongside sister brand Spiegelau in 2004. Today, Nachtmann independently operates all of its own factories, with a commitment to certified Environmental and Energy Management Systems.
As it is known today, the brand is designed to bring affordable luxury into homes. With a vast range of decorated cut crystal products to suit every style, Nachtmann is durable and dishwasher safe, making it perfect for everyday use
LUXURY EVERY DAY WITH FINE BAVARIAN CRYSTAL
Our heritage as a Bavarian glassmaker crafting hand and machine-made crystal stretches back over two centuries, yet we are still concerned with today, tomorrow and the next day.
At Nachtmann we believe that each day offers the prospect of joy and surprise. Every day is special. Any gathering of friends can become an occasion. Any family meal can be memorable. The most casual get-together can become a celebration. We inspire people to share these precious moments by bringing a little luxury and sparkle to everyday life through our brilliant crystal glassware. A gift of our glassware can be remarkably affordable, and our high-quality decorative glasses, plates, bowls and tabletop accessories are sought by styleconscious consumers across the world.
SPARKLING SINCE 1834
Since Michael Nachtmann founded our company in 1834, we have steadily built our reputation as a specialist in crystal glassware. In 2004 we became the lifestyle brand of Riedel Glassworks, a family owned business with a proud 200 - year heritage.
In 2014 Nachtmann is celebrating its 180th birthday. At Nachtmann, our past shapes our present and our present shapes our future. From previous generations to the next generation, we respect craftsmanship and we relish creativity. From classics to cutting-edge, from special days to the everyday, we provide 180 years of crystal glassware fit for the occasion.
THE BEST OF MADE IN GERMANY
Respecting our past, we actively shape our future. With an artisan heritage stretching back 180 years, we are pioneering environmental technology at among one of Europe’s most modern plants. Here, in the best German tradition, we combine craftsmanship with rigid quality control, new technology and a passion for perfection.
Reflecting our long established commitment to sustainability and environmentally friendly operations, we renewed our DIN ISO 14001 certification in 2010. This acknowledges our introduction of leading environmental management practices since 2001.
THAT GEN. THIS GEN. NEXTGEN.
Nachtmann‘s heritage as a Bavarian glassmaker stretches back over two centuries. We respect our past, of course, but we are eager to shape our future. Looking ahead, we are on a constant quest to find the next generataion of talented glassware designers. This search takes us to our own design studios and to leading art colleges around the world. So far, we have tapped into young design talent in Tokyo, New York, Stockholm and Prague. The results have been creatively and commercially uplifting.
Fusing cutting-edge ideas with traditional craft skills, we are creating the next generation of modern classics in glass.