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Artel Glass, Prague

Artel Glass, Prague (must see)

What to buy here: Personalized objects d'art.

If you are around the Artěl gift shop in Old Town for any length of time, you will see a familiar sight: Visitors who do a double-take as they walk in and realize that the life-size dog standing by the door is not real, then try to puzzle out exactly what it is. No one is prepared for the shop assistant to open a carefully concealed door on its back and show plenty of room inside a very clever suitcase. Or, if you prefer, a handbag. Local artists Lucie Mares and Marie Silondi turn out these highly original pieces, usually as custom orders. Give them a picture of your dog, and they will create an identical bag or suitcase. Another local artist, Janja Prokič, does something similar on a smaller scale, creating mesmerizingly lifelike bird pins. She is also happy to do custom orders, though there are far fewer avian pet owners – and the pins on display are usually captivating enough. While youʼre at Artěl, be sure to check out the original line of glassware designed by shop owner Karen Feldman, an American expat. Bird pins range from 4,700 – 6,700 crowns, depending on the size; dog bags are 25,000 crowns, midsized suitcase 75,000 crowns, full-size suitcase 100,000 crowns.

Why You Should Visit:
The store is an eclectic mix of jewelry, novelties and curiosities; there is something for everyone here.

Opening Hours:
10am-7pm

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Sight Name: Artel Glass
Sight Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Sight Type: Shopping
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