A gallery of blooms

New: blown away by florist in Switzerland

Blumengalerie starts stocking La Soufflerie’s handmade glass

What do florists want? Designs created to simplify a flowery life

When La Soufflerie glassblowing non-profit was set up almost a decade ago, Valentina and Sébastien looked for inspiration from the florists of Paris for their handblown designs.

When looking after flowers, there are certain things florists need from the tools of their trade: their vases need to hold enough water so as not to waste time changing it more than necessary. Petals need to be supported; stalks need to be arranged. If a vase can fit a bouquet with long stems, this means that the end of the stalk can be chopped off each day to let the flower easily drink in the water it needs.

Cycling around the streets of Paris and asking the florists what they need in order to do their job better was how La Soufflerie began in 2007. In Paris, you can cover a lot of ground pedalling from florist to florist. There are often multiple florists on each street, within several hundred metres of each other.

Independent florists have always inspired La Soufflerie

We love this culture of small independent flowery boutiques, just like BLUMENGALERIE, a beautiful florist in St Moritz, Switzerland, which has recently begun stocking La Soufflerie handmade glassware. We are proud to be continuing our almost-decade-long tradition with florists. It has been an immense pleasure to work with the wonderful Claudia and the team.   Amongst the quirky selection of bottles and vases selected by Blumengalerie, Claudia took a liking to our interesting “CD” design. This piece is designed with a wide glass rim specially thought-up to support the petals of flowers. Heavy peony heads, for example, begin to wilt as soon as their lower petals fall out. By arranging roses or peonies in the “CD”, we care for these delicate bloom and can make them live longer.

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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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