New Belgian retail point!

Handblown glass in Antwerp

AM Designs now stocks La Soufflerie handmade glassware

Our handmade pieces are available in the exclusive interior design emporium, AM Designs. We now form part of the rich tapestry of ancient, contemporary, international, and local that is the spectrum of products collected and cherished by the Antwerp AM Designs community.

The motto displayed on the smart Antwerp website states: “Creating Timeless Living Spaces”. We are confident that the durable beauty of La Soufflerie handblown pieces will last a very long time in the design story that each Belgium-based customer recounts. Firstly, because our sturdy glasses are dishwasher-safe and last a very, very, very long time. Even our handpoured candles, once the burn time is through, provide you with a practical and attractive glass to use everyday. Secondly, thanks to the classic inspirations of our unique designs, fashioned one-by-one through traditional glassblowing techniques.

As well as our popular tumbler model, the Lyonnais glass in a selection of colours, AM Designs selected our 30cm Turquoise Assiette plate to showcase to their clients. This piece relies on the skill of each glassblower to create a sleek disk of molten glass. Then, the plate’s border design means that the craftman needs to use the pictured tool (left) to curl the still-liquid edge back on itself. Pressed together, the fine lip of the glass disk fuses into itself, thereby creating a thickness characteristic of the ancient glassblowing techniques that La Soufflerie is so keen to conserve.

What’s more, adding colour glass to the furnace makes the process less stable.The molten mixture can become more tough and less cooperative. The transparent/opaque balance is carefully overseen by our glass artisans: if the colour is too dark and thick, manipulating the form of the glass turns into an unrewarding challenge. As well as this simple detail, you can also feel the “bellybutton” of the glassblower’s cane on the base of each item. The raised glass bump should be right next to the cute Mr. La Soufflerie logo sticker. Our pieces have heart, and we are delighted to now be on sale at AM Designs, Antwerp.

Albert Claudestraat 21
2018 Antwerp – Belgium
T +32 (0)3 889 46 40
info@amdesigns.com
No fixed opening hours: call to make an appointment

AM Designs

Albert Claudestraat 21
2018 Antwerp – Belgium
T +32 (0)3 889 46 40
info@amdesigns.com
No fixed opening hours: call to make an appointment

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Candle care

Before lighting your candle, trim the wick to about 1/2-cm in length. This allows the candle to burn more slowly and also avoid unsightly black smoke marks around the edge of the glass.

Every time you burn your La Soufflerie candle, allow it to burn at least until the whole top of the candle is liquid. This will help your candle burn more evenly for each burning session.

After blowing out your candle, re-center and straighten the wick.
When using your candlestick holder, do not let the flame touch the glass. Blow the candle out once it gets close to the candle stick holder. Do not place your candle on a cool surface like marble. If the bottom of the hot candle comes in contact with a cold material, the glass may crack.

Do not burn your candle all the way down. Leave at least 1/2-cm of wax in the container to avoid cracking the bottom.Once you have finished burning your candle, hand wash with warm water and soap until the dried wax melts away. You now have a new La Soufflerie piece to use!

Cleaning care

All plaster and terracotta pieces are not suitable for use with water. You can dust each piece with a dry cloth.

General information

These are entirely made by hand and each creation is unique. Therefore, there may be a slight variation in color, texture, and size between each piece. On the base of each item, you can feel the pontil mark left by the glassblower’s cane. The presence of this mark indicates that the glass was blown freehand. This is the beauty of handmade.

Cleaning care

We do recommend handwashing as much as possible to avoid scratches from the dishwasher and to keep the glass sparkling. But, know that our glassware is dishwasher resistant and can be cleaned in the dishwasher

Colored glass

Pigmented glass is mixed into the furnace during the glassblowing. This means that the glass itself is colored instead of painted. Our glass is durable and no changes or fading occur with continued use over time.

Delivery information

Your order will be processed between 7 and 10 business days. 

Each piece is hand washed and individually, wrapped and packed with recycled materials by our team. 

Your package will include one small, La Soufflerie, cotton gift bag.

Certain items may take longer to be delivered. Please allow 2 to 3 extra weeks for delivery for Plaster products, Lamps, Candles, and Wood, these products are made to order.

If your order is placed during the weekend or on a holiday, we will begin processing it the following business day. 

For all questions or returns please refer to our FAQ.

The Nature of Handmade

Due to the hand made nature of our products each piece may differ in size, shape and color.

If you would like to complete an already existing set of glassware, please make sure you send us a picture of the glasses so that we can match the set as close as possible to the ones you have.

For more information please visit our FAQ page.

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