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Glass art, transparency ‑ Côte d'Azur style!

The Côte d’Azur has mastered the strength and the fragility that is the art of glass making, a craft dating back to Ancient Egypt.  Today, we invite you to come and discover the Côte d’Azur arts and crafts. Head for the Verrerie de Biot, a Patrimoine Vivant label company that, since 1956, has been enhancing glass with its avant-garde air.

THE VERRERIE DE BIOT: A BREATH OF AIR FOR EACH GLASS…

Discover know-how made in Côte d’Azur France!

A Patrimoine Vivant company, its responsibility is clearly spelled out in this label. Since 1956, the Verrerie de Biot has enabled the Côte d’Azur know-how on glass to receive international recognition and the activity to continue being passed on by its master glass makers. The strength of the Verrerie de Biot is in working to conserve over 300 models from family heritage, while modernising the activity by continuously innovating new capsule collections.

THE ART OF “BUBBLED GLASS”: A ONE-OF-A-KIND MANUFACTURING PROCESS

Did you know? All the creations leaving the Verrerie de Biot are formed using bicarbonate of soda between two layers of hot glass. The latest innovations are luminescence, glass that shines in the dark; bubbled glass, which has been frosted (to make it opaque); and even the addition of resin around bubbled glass. This is how modernity takes its place in an old craft that retains its traditions, as does the image of the Côte d’Azur, full of both heritage and innovation.

THE VERRERIE DE BIOT: THE ART OF ENHANCING THE MATERIAL

Cup, chalice, plate, candleholder, carafe, jar… There is an infinite diversity of creations. For such a simple material, glass is by its elegance and transparency a noble work of art, very visual, but also tactile. The glassworks still offer the palpable authenticity of the Côte d’Azur, a true local speciality from precision work. And as it is open to the public to discover its secrets, it busies itself with revealing not just an art, but local know-how.

Prepare your visit to the Verrerie de Biot!

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