Watching the glass-blowers and looking at the exhibitions was very interesting. Not all to my taste but still. We had a good lunch at the restaurant which despite it being early... read more
A FAMILY COMPANY
If the tradition of glass in Provence is millenium, in...
A FAMILY COMPANY
If the tradition of glass in Provence is millenium, in Biot, it begun in 1956, date on which La Verrerie de Biot created bubble glass.
Even today it carries high the flag of craftsmanship in the contemporary era.
A UNIQUE KNOW-HOW
In 1956, La Verrerie de Biot with the creation of the bubble glass marks a turning point, a renaissance of Provence glass.
She managed to control the bubble, making a defect, the bubble, a quality: bubble glass.
The soul of the Biot glass rests in its bubbles, each glass is unique.
A RENOWNED TOURISTIC SITE
La Verrerie de Biot is a tourist site that brings together:
- The glassblowers Studio, 10 master glassmakers draw bright material on fire, blow and create under the eyes of visitors unique objects. The workshop is accessible to the public, inviting him to understand the mysteries of the Biot glass manufacturing and admire the know-how of the craftsmen
- The Showroom ,
- The Ecomuseum of glass, Member of Eco-Museum and society Museum Federation. The Ecomuseum of the Biot glass aims to highlight and publicize the tradition of glass,
- A gift shop,
- The Galerie Internationale du Verre , an area of 300 m2 was built to show the glass as a museum shows his works.
The Verrerie de Biot welcomes each year seven thousand visitors.
Creation of a luminescent glass line named LUMIN'ESCENCE BIOT (R): the bubble glows in the dark !.