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INDEX Awards Sponsor Preciosa Gulf Appoints George Karl as Managing Director

19 May. 2021

PRECIOSA Lighting (Preciosa), a multi-generational lighting company, fusing traditional techniques with innovative award-winning design, has announced the appointment of George Karl as Managing Director of Preciosa Gulf. PRECIOSA Lighting joins INDEX Design Awards as Gold Sponsor.

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LEADING THE NEXT CHAPTER OF GROWTH

In this new role, George Karl will take the lead in implementing Preciosa’s vision across the Middle East and Africa. Influencing Preciosa’s innovative and breath-taking projects across the region, he will manage the execution and development of business strategies across the company, working in tandem with designers and developers alike.

Responsible for the progression of team culture, Karl will also seek to facilitate and enhance communication, coordination, and spirit amongst geographically diverse teams within the Arabian Gulf and beyond.

Born and raised in the Czech Republic amongst master glass artisans of the Crystal Valley, Karl has a great reverence for the legacy of Preciosa and a desire to see the company continue its pre-eminence in producing exceptional designs across the region. Karl looks forward to leading Preciosa in the next chapter of its growth and looks to elevate Preciosa by furthering its reputational excellence in the world of bespoke decorative lighting.

In his position as Managing Director, Karl will assure the highest standards of quality in design and client service. His vision is complemented by his aim to create iconic products that capture the essence of Preciosa’s designs and craftsmanship, as well as the unique quality of Bohemian crystal that Preciosa is renowned for.

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SHAPING FUTURE INNOVATIONS

Preciosa is a leading international glass manufacturer that offers unparalleled craftsmanship and brings new creativity and innovation to the art of glassmaking. The company’s installations are synonymous with sophistication and elegance and encompass intricate wall sculptures and elaborate crystal chandeliers that hang boldly from ceilings all over the world.

The lighting company is also renowned for its creative and innovative references, having installed bespoke Bohemian crystal installations across a plethora of prestigious venues in the UAE, including the Mandarin Oriental Jumeira and Atlantis, The Palm. Under Karl’s management, this list is set to expand with future projects to be launched in Saudi Arabia, Qatar and UAE.

In discussing his appointment, George Karl disclosed: “I’m incredibly honoured to lead Preciosa Gulf as we embark on this next chapter of our company’s future. My passion for crystal and lighting comes from a childhood growing up amongst the world’s top lighting designers at Preciosa and in the heart of the Crystal Valley in Czech Republic where I was born. I have tremendous respect for the generations of artisans and talented teams that work with us at Preciosa, and am proud of the award-winning work that comes out of our international ateliers. I look forward to continuing and strengthening our strong relations with all our partners within the luxury resorts & hotels, villas, and palaces, and also look forward to shaping the future innovations at PRECIOSA Lighting across the Middle East and beyond...”

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ABOUT PRECIOSA

PRECIOSA Lighting elevates the heritage of Bohemian Crystal through contemporary lighting designs. The company is built on nearly five centuries of tradition and the unique art and expertise of master glass artisans from the Crystal Valley.

This dedication to craftsmanship inspires both heritage pieces and the new generation of PRECIOSA Lighting - innovative, award-winning products that light up interiors around the world.

PRECIOSA Lighting joins the INDEX Design Awards as Gold Sponsor. Register to attend INDEX, live and in-person.

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