The Porte Bougie is a small candle holder, hand-blown from recycled glass in La Soufflerie's Paris studio and coloured with all-natural pigments so that they will never fade. On the base of each item, you can feel the pontil mark left by the glassblower's cane, which reveals that the glass was blown freehand.
La Soufflerie is a non-profit association of glassblowers founded by Sébastien and Valentina Nobile in Paris. It began in 2007, producing vases using recycled glass for florists. Since then, the collective has expanded its enterprise to encompass a range of handmade glassware and lifestyle items. The design reflects their interest in ancient techniques, made with a unique Parisian flair.