Gifts Today magazine

Waterford emphasises its Irish craftsmanship

With its castle-inspired setting at Ambiente 2017 and its 2017 House of Waterford crystal collection, Waterford showcases its Irish craftsmanship and lifestyle

Inspired by an Irish castle and its landscape, the Waterford stand at Ambiente 2017 reflected the brand’s rich Irish heritage from a bar experience at its heart with Paul Lambert, one of Ireland’s finest mixologists to celebrating House of Waterford Crystal.

In addition, the 2017 House of Waterford new crystal collections demonstrate extraordinary Irish craftsmanship and celebrate Irish history

House of Waterford Crystal - Viking Landing: This year’s collection commemorates the arrival of the Vikings in Waterford in 914, establishing what became Ireland’s first city and one of the most historic Viking cities in Europe. This collection is produced in Waterford’s traditional Intaglio copper wheel engraving technique creates outstanding individual crystal pieces.

House of Waterford Crystal - Rock of Cashel: The Rock of Cashel Collection is the true embodiment of Ireland’s heritage and iconic history. Designed by Martin Ryan, its inspiration comes from an Irish landmark, the Rock of Cashel, a spectacular group of medieval buildings set in the Golden Vale, one of the country’s most important historical treasures.

House of Waterford Crystal - With Love From Ireland: This charming collection features unique wedge and strawberry diamond cutting, designed in celebration of Irish Heritage. The handmade Celtic-inspired pieces bring to life Ireland’s history and iconic landscapes in their varied and intricate designs.

Lismore Black: Lismore Black is a fusion of technology and Irish tradition. Synonymous with luxury living, the Waterford Crystal Lismore pattern has been a mainstay in homes around the world for more than 60 years and created by the legendary Waterford designer Miroslav Havel in 1952 and inspired by the architectural details of the Medieval Lismore Castle. Lismore Black, the opaque black color infuses drama into this best-selling crystal pattern creating a glamorous aesthetic.

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