As a true successor of Czech glass manufacturing, the Prague based Verreum brand was founded in 2009 by an entrepreneur Pavel Weiser. The name Verreum comes from a combination of two words influencing each other: “Verre” – glass in French and “Um” –craftsmanship in Czech. As the name suggests, Verreum aims at reviving traditional glass making craftsmanship, focusing on the revival of the unique silvered glass production.
Verreum produces smaller decorative items like vases, bowls, lamps, candlesticks or small furniture pieces and collaborates with both Czech and international designers. For the creation of its products, Verreum seeks highly skilled craftsmen around the glass manufacturing facilities in Nový Bor, Northern Bohemia, the famous production center of Czech glass heritage and revives the unique silvered glass techniques and connects them with the best glass blowing specialists with a mission of sustaining the Bohemian glass making tradition.
Verreum regularly exhibits at Maison et Objet in Paris and Salone del Mobile in Milan next to selected international shows.
The Bougies Russes candle holders are born from the union of old glass coupoles and matriochkas. By adding the candle’s soft light, these glass bells have found a new function. The degrade glass spreads the light with a warm fluttering fog effect. The fun part of the Russians dolls remains when stacking the glass bells.
Material: glass, wood
Colour: opal white gradient, natural wood
|Franco-Austrian, Stephan Lanez, who graduated from the ENSAD, lives and works in Paris. He practices his talent in the fields of architecture, interior design, art director for Chevalier édition and furniture designer for several brands.|
Bewildered by the choreography of glass blowers in the Novy Bor Verreum manufacture in the Czech Republic, Sacha came up with the Reverso collection.
With a blowing cane, master glass-makers pick melting glass from the crucible to lift it up to the skies. They then sprinkle it with water and steam, and lodge it into a wood and oak cast to blow it into its final shape. This ballet with pure matter inspired him 5 glasses and 3 vases, translucent and silver coated, fun to use in many a different and surprising way.
The vases of this collection are there to be matched or assembled, played with, turned upside down to change into photophores or even glass lanterns when they are not filled with flowers. All the glasses follow the same principle and so the champagne flute, once bottom up, becomes a tumbler while the white wine glass turns into a coffee cup when on its head.
The collection is available in 4 colour duets, according to use and model: smoked silver and translucent glass, golden khaki and cobalt blue, garnet coloured and emerald green, copper-bronze and smoked grey.
Drops & Jupiter
The drops of mercury leaking out of a broken thermometer inspired Arik’s Drops and Orchid collection. His influence candlesticks, which sparkle in dimmed candle light, are perfect adornments to subtly stylish dining tables. Jupiter lantern is like a constellation of stars warped by their hora. The soft forms of the Jupiter collection, one more-elongated than the other complement each other to form a lantern, following the formation of the candle’s flame.
Karim Rashid emphasises the simple beauty of materials by creating Bruno lamp, a well-balanced alliance of light and shine conveyed through a purist design.
Material: glass, silvered glass
Colour: clear base/silver top; opal base/bronze top; clear base/silver top; opal base/bronze top