09.02.2018 - 13.02.2018 — Hall: 4.1 Stand: G 21
COLLEVILCAis an Italian company boasting over 55 years of experience in the artisanal tradition and art of working with lead crystal.It is located in the rolling Tuscan countryside of the Chianti zone, in the beautiful town of Colle di Val d’Elsa (among Florence, Siena and San Gimignano), considered the Italian crystal capital, as glass and crystalware have been produced there for over 800 years.
Making the most of a treasure trove of two generations’ worth of experience, the traditional way of working with crystal is repeated unchanged also today, with each phase done completely by hand. The blowing, modelling and finishing of the pieces is linked to the ceremonial magic of the masters, who transform a shapeless glowing mass into an object of art with their keen skill. This magic touch of the glass master has never been surpassed.
Our crystalware are the product of the collaboration of important architects, accomplished professionals and the prestigious experience of master glass makers. The results of this synergy are unique, highly artistic one-off objects. Minute differences and slight flaws are a sure sign of the artistic craftsmanship, increase the value of the object and mark out its uniqueness.
A UNIQUE CRYSTAL, AMONG THE BEST IN THE WORLD
Our products fully comply with European standards (CEE 69/493, ISO-7086–2nd edition 2000) and international standards (FDA Compliance Policy Guidelines, FDA CPG 7117.06 – 7117.07, and FDA/CFSAN 1999 Food Code para. 4.101.13) whereby they are safe and suitable for food and drinks.
ColleVilca Crystal is the best available on the market.
Comparative tests have shown that it is the most transparent and one of the best for brilliance. It uniquely combines Sonority, Brilliance, Transparency and Dishwasher Safety.
Its brilliance is characterised by a high Refraction Index nD >1.56 (standardised measurement made in the field of vision at 589.3 nm).
Its transparency is matchless as it transmits light for a value of L >95.5, unique in its kind (L air = 100), measured according to CIE , L*a*b* 1976 using 30 mm-thick crystal.
Its residual colour is close to absolute white (air), again determined using a thickness of 30 mm. The non-colour factor is F 0.013.
Its sonority, imparted by high lead contents, emits a long frequency of harmonious, unmistakable and long-lasting sound, something that glass or lead-free crystal will never achieve.