From creating fine glass mirrors for the old Royal courts of Europe to manufacturing sturdy yet fine glassware for the modern-day hospitality trade, Spiegelau has a history of high-performance. For five centuries we have laboured to combine hand craftsmanship with the latest glass-making techniques.
Glass is a fascinating material. Not only does it fulfil a practical purpose but there are so many other ways in which glass enriches our life. It is brilliant, it reflects and refracts light and has a satisfying sound when glasses are clinked.
Still further, specific glass shapes and a high quality glass surface, through the use of pure raw materials, enhance the aromas and taste of beverages. Spiegelau glasses are extremely transparent, clear and brilliant.
After undergoing 1500 dishwasher cycles, Spiegelau stemware was certified as “extremely dishwasher safe” by an independent laboratory. They found no scratching, markings, loss of brilliance, foggy shadows, change in color or brilliance or build up of water chemicals and residue.
Spiegelau’s remarkable durability can be attributed in large part to the Platinum Glass process. As the glass goes from ist powder to its liquid stage, liquid glass is passed through platinum-lined tubes to eliminate any impurities and remove all imperfections and inconsistencies that might otherwise exist. (Platinum prevents leaching that may occur from other equipment linings.) While more expensive, this innovative use of technology proves Spiegelau’s commitment to quality.