In June 2022, ten Czech and Moravian restaurants, bistros and cafés with the best rating on Google Maps received the Crystal Pin award. The unique prize represents the fragility of the relationship between entrepreneurs and customers
Google rewarded entrepreneurs in the Czech Republic with a prize that honours the traditional Czech glassmaking tradition. The Crystal Pin statuette was designed by designer František Jungvirt from KLIMCHI studio. The prizes were hand-shaped by glassmakers at the family-run glass factory in Kamenický Šenov in the area of the so-called Crystal Valley.
'The very material from which the price is made represents the fragility of the relationship between entrepreneurs and their customers. The soda bubbles, which have created a unique pattern inside each pin, in turn represent the thousands of locations found on Google Maps. The prize serves as a mirror object reflecting a place that has achieved success according to customer reviews' explains František Jungvirt, Creative Director of KLIMCHI.