In 1878, Jean Daum founded a crystal ware manufacturing plant in Nancy, France. Speaking about Daum history, one might definitely consider it to be the chronicles of workmanship and artistic aesthetics evolution throughout the epochs.
From the first days of the brand’s existence, Daum experts and painters drew their inspiration from organic motifs. Initially, the glass pieces were rather simple, but Auguste and Antonin Daum did their best to make the items so desirable and unique.
Collaboration with more than 350 distinguished artists like Jacques Grüber, Louis Majorelle, Emil Gallé, Victor Prouvé, Salvador Dali, Jean Cocteau, Arman, and Richard Orlinsky allowed Daum to establish the reputation of a recognized master.
Daum crystal ware is renowned for its luminescent opacity and lush colors, as the company uses a unique, long-forgotten Egyptian production technique called “pate de verre” (“glass paste”). Thanks to this extraordinary method of vessel creation, Daum breathed new life into their vases, making them sought-after items among true admirers of high-quality and exclusive designs worldwide. Nowadays Daum is the only brand producing crystal colored in more than 70 shades. Its Art Nouveax style collection was awarded the “Grand Prix” medal during the Universal Exhibition of 1900 in Paris.