Glass Art

Shapes going with the flow

DURING the lunch hour you might notice a bunch of people standing outside Shop 24 on the second floor of Silvercord Centre in Canton Road.

Thursday, 9 November, 1995, 12:00am

Enduring pieces for Swarovski milestone

A CENTURY after Bohemian glass-worker Daniel Swarovski patented a crystal-cutting machine, the empire he founded is celebrating a milestone this year.

With more than 8,000 employees in 30-plus countries and a turnover of US$1 billion, Swarovski has reason to cheer.

26 Oct 1995 - 12:00am

Swarovski ready to leave mark on show

INTERSTOFF Asia is an auspicious event for Swarovski: the Austrian company's centenary falls on Friday, the third day of the trade fair.

Swarovski Hong Kong has taken part in the fair since its inception and, this year, it will display a range of transfers, trimmings and accessories.

18 Oct 1995 - 12:00am

Stevens answers call

PROLIFIC American riding star Gary Stevens will partner International Vase runner-up Urgent Request in the US$1 million Santa Anita Handicap this weekend.

7 Mar 1995 - 12:00am


Crystal has always had an irresistible attraction. Although it is clear, it creates a prism in which people can see a spectrum of dreamlike colours. Creative designers have discovered many ways to cut, polish and assemble the crystal into different shapes. These innovations have helped to realise the full potential of each piece as it decorates and brings romance to your home.

2 Oct 1994 - 12:00am

Dale's shattering success

THE good news for the glass artists on the island of Murano at the height of Venice's glory, was this: if they got to England, they were likely to be knighted. The bad news? If they were caught defecting, they were beheaded.

20 Nov 1993 - 12:00am

When Victorian virtues reach their cut-off date

The Unforgiving By Charlotte Cory Faber $102 CHARLOTTE Cory's first novel is a precocious child; it is bright, vivacious, and prodigal in its energy, charm, mischief. And like such a child, it demands to be loved by all its aunts and uncles, not only for its virtues, but for its wilful indulgences as well.

2 Oct 1993 - 12:00am

Signed up

SWAROVSKI, the quality cut-crystal manufacturer, has appointed Leo Burnett to handle its local public relations account. Founded in Austria in 1895, the company provides more than 100,000 types of cut crystal stones to the jewellery industry throughout the world, as well as own-brand objets d'art and optical equipment.

25 Aug 1993 - 12:00am

Making it crystal clear

GOOD heavens. Have we, by any chance, opened up a dispute of crystal-shattering dimensions?

9 Jul 1993 - 12:00am

The show goes on despite power cuts

THE interminable power cuts in Manila are a curse with which Filipino glass sculptor Ramon Orlina is familiar.

Considered Asia's leading exponent of this ornate art, Orlina opens an exhibition of his exquisite crystal handiwork at the Grand Hyatt this evening. But it was touch and go whether the show, entitled ''A Touch of Glass'', would open on schedule.

7 Jun 1993 - 12:00am

Glassmakers' art on show

CONTEMPORARY Italian glass design at its finest is on show for the first time in Hongkong, and collectors of modern glass art can rest assured their purchases can never be reproduced.

2 Jun 1993 - 12:00am

Classical glass designs make sparkling gifts

A DECORATIVE glass item, be it dazzling lead crystal or an exciting mixture of coloured glass, makes an attractive gift on any occasion.

If on St Valentine's Day you insist on giving a heart Baccarat, hearts in blue, amber, green and red translucent glass will fit the bill admirably.

7 Feb 1993 - 12:00am