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 style-conscious 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 265 - year heritage.
In 2019 Nachtmann celebrated its 185th 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 more than 185 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 185 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.
The stylized N in the NACHTMANN logo stands for the initial in the name of the founder, Joh. Michael Nachtmann. He produced glasses with skilled craftsmanship and a passion for detail - a legacy that lives on in the NACHTMANN brand to this day.
At the same time, the foot of the N opens into a glassmaker’s pipe, a traditional tool that was even used over 2000 years ago in ancient Rome. The glassmaker’s pipe symbolizes the strong connection to the traditional art of glassmaking and to tradition. The N bears a brilliant crown, which is an expression of excellence and perfect workmanship in the manufacture of crystal glass.
Elegant crystal glasses in exclusive cut design
The SCULPTURE series plays with contrasts, with the rough and the gentle. The crystal glasses embody the creation process of a sculpture. During the process of creation by the sculptor, very different surfaces emerge, which meanwhile give the object an appearance characterized by contrasts. This moment, the “unfinished” stage, was captured by the designer Ahmet Uslu and implemented in crystal glass.
For over 75 years the glass series Traube is still on course for success. At the time has the high quality, the production of brilliant lead crystal and the ornate decor touches not changed in the course. The bestseller Traube is a shining example that does not sacrifice functionality and tradition.