This is our very first issue, and so before we tell you what we have been up to, we will explain who we are and what we do.
I, Hana Tenklova, am the founder of Bohemian Made Designbrand. I started bringing Czech-made products into the U.S. market because I wanted to share the design and beauty the products have to offer.
It's not only the Pilsner Urquel beer brand or Ivan Lendl that make the Czech Republic known abroad...
The Czech Republic is well-known for production of crystal glass and porcelain, and these are the two most common items you can find in our e-shop. The most common souvenir that the tourists bring from the visit of the Czech Republic is glass, followed by porcelain. The history and heritage of these pieces go back to the era of industrial revolution in the mid 19th century and has lasted through the wars, changes of regimes, and even digital revolution.
Our mission is to bring these gifts directly to the lovers of the Bohemian design in North America.
We are based in the San Francisco Bay Area, and we hope to spread the word about our brand to people with a good taste of design and love for the diversity in this area.