NEW YORK, April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for spring, America's preeminent glass company introduces crystal in color, a first in nearly 80 years. Steuben is adding color to some of its timeless, modern classics. The Luminescence collection is mid-century modern inspired, making it perfect decor for the traditional or contemporary home. Each piece is proudly made by hand in the factory in Corning, NY, with Steuben's exceptional proprietary crystal. This tasteful collection contributes to Steuben's ongoing commitment to creating casual luxury for the way we live today.
Steuben's change from making colored glass to making exclusively colorless glass was gradual, but, from 1933 on, the days of colored glass were numbered. In 1933, they discovered a prismatic crystal formula creating the world's finest clear crystal, and decided to phase color out completely. Steuben reintroduces color with the Luminescence collection. Steuben President Mark Samitt says: "We are thrilled to introduce color to some of our most popular pieces bringing yet another element of design to the new Steuben." Steuben remains true to its heritage by adding subtle touches of clear crystal to each colored piece.
The collection consists of five soft, subdued colors including indigo, smoke and sunset, available for Spring 2011, and bronze and amber to debut for Fall 2011. All colors can stand alone or can be combined as they complement one another nicely. There are nine traditional Steuben pieces in the collection, which include the Low Footed Bowl and Spiral Bowl in Indigo, the Low Footed Bowl, Olive Dish, Spiral Bowl and Mint Bowl in Smoke and the Trillium Bowl, Olive Dish and Little Handkerchief Vase in Sunset. The line ranges from $600 – $1,200. The line will be sold at Steuben, select Steuben retailers, by phone at 1-800-STEUBEN and online at www.steuben.com.
About Steuben Glass:
For more than 100 years, Steuben has been at the forefront of glass design, balancing state-of-the-art technological advancements with centuries-old traditional glassmaking techniques. Steuben is named after Steuben County, in upstate New York, where its design studio and glassworks facility is still located. Its unique glass is made from an outstanding optical formula and Steuben's state-of the-art melting ensures a glass quality that is exceptionally pure. From one-of-a-kind sculptural pieces to accessibly priced tabletop designs, Steuben brings a casual elegance and sophistication to any home and corporate environment.