Grandhotel Pupp

Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic

The Grandhotel Pupp is one of the most elegant and distinguished hotels in the Czech Republic. Located in the famed spa town of Karlovy Vary, the Pupp is the place to be when the annual Karlovy Vary International Film Festival rolls into town.

A Glimpse into Tradition

With a more than 300-year history, the Grandhotel Pupp looked to another traditional Czech company with a long heritage to create a bespoke installation for the Marble Hall, one of the hotel’s dining spaces. The commissioning of this chandelier was part of a larger renovation in a section of the hotel called Parkside, part of what the storied hotel is calling Pupp Modern. Parkside differs in style from the neo-baroque Riverside wing, which honours the tradition and style of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Preciosa crafted a modern bespoke crystal lighting concept, perfect for this new space.

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Crafting the Bespoke Installation

Bubble Rings is an approximately 3,69 x 3,60 metre chandelier, weighing 414 kilograms, and featuring hand-blown clear crystal spheres carefully placed on polished brass rings. From the first discussions to the final installation took just nine months. As with many of Preciosa’s bespoke installations, the fixture was assembled first in our Crystal Valley production facility and then brought to the Pupp. The final installation took four days, with Preciosa’s team connecting and hanging each element by hand.

The chandelier is reminiscent of a glistening water drop and holds its own in such an ample, decorated space as Marble Hall. Because of the soaring space, guests can enjoy a sparkling view from beneath the chandelier while enjoying their morning coffee, or a closer look from the hall’s first floor.

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Fragile beauty of water and light

Preciosa Designer Martin Prokeš created Bubble Rings. Karlovy Vary and its surroundings have been known since the Middle Ages thanks to their warm mineral springs. “This is where I found my inspiration. The warm, flowing water from the spring shares its energy from deep in the earth. As it bubbles to the surface, I love the sparkle and the reflections; the movement is elegant and poetic. I wanted to express these impressions in Bubble Rings.”

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Perfect match

Jindřich Krausz, Grandhotel Pupp’s General Director, said: “As soon as we started discussing the possibility of a lighting fixture with Preciosa, it was clear that it would be a beautiful job. And it is really beautiful, both Preciosa and the Pupp are delighted with it.”

It’s always a little extra special for us to work on a project in our home country. We were delighted to combine traditional handcraft and bespoke design for a unique and prestigious property like the Grandhotel Pupp. This connection between two traditional and strong Czech brands is a joy to experience.