Nachtmann crystal glassware has been defining affordable luxury since 1834. Glassmaker Michael Nachtmann founded the company F.X. Nachtmann in the Bavarian Forest. In 1900, Zacharias Frank took over the company and moved its headquarters to Neustadt an der Waldnaab, where it still resides.
Nachtmann joined the Riedel family of brands alongside sister brand Spiegelau in 2004. Today, Nachtmann independently operates all of its own factories, with a commitment to certified Environmental and Energy Management Systems.
As it is known today, the brand is designed to bring affordable luxury into homes. With a vast range of decorated cut crystal products to suit every style, Nachtmann is durable and dishwasher safe, making it perfect for everyday use. Nachtmann believes that each day offers the prospect of joy and surprise. Every day is special. Any gathering of friends can become an occasion. Any family meal can be memorable. The most casual get-together can become a celebration. Inspiring people to share these precious moments by bringing a little luxury and sparkle to everyday life through our brilliant crystal glassware. A gift of our glassware can be remarkably affordable, and our high-quality decorative glasses, plates, bowls and tabletop accessories are sought by styleconscious consumers across the world.
Respecting the past, Nachtmann actively shapes our future. With an artisan heritage stretching back 180 years, Nachtmann is pioneering environmental technology at among one of Europe’s most modern plants. Here, in the best German tradition, combining craftsmanship with rigid quality control, new technology and a passion for perfection.
1834 Glassmaker Michael Nachtmann founds the company F.X. Nachtmann. Initially, the company manufactures its products at its Unterhutte site near Herzogau in the Bavarian Forest, Odhutte near Furth im Wald and Seebachhutte near Eisenstein in Bavaria.
1900 Zacharias Frank takes over the company and moves the headquarters to Neustadt an der Waldnaab, the present company headquarters.
1945 Nachtmann rebuilds the partially-destroyed production facilities and restarts crystal glass production in Neustadt and Riedlhutte.
1983 The foundations are laid for the new state-of-the-art crystal facility in Weiden.
1995 Nachtmann takes over the Amberg factory from Rosenthal in order to increase its own production facilities of machine made crystal glass stemware.
2001 Certification as a company with mechanisms in place to provide comprehensive environmental protection (as per DIN ISO 14001).
2004 On September 17th, Riedel takes over Nachtmann Crystal AG.