La Soufflerie is a non-profit glass blowing organization created by Valentina and Sébastien Nobile in Paris. Though they started out with just four vases, sold from the back of their bicycles, they now produce a full range of exquisite hand-blown glassware. The pieces are handblown by master artisans – and every piece is unique.
Sébastien had been dabbling in the art of glassblowing when he realized that 100% mouth-blown glass was a dying art. At the time there were fewer than five professional glassblowers in the Paris region. Hearing this, the couple founded La Soufflerie, a non-profit organization that gives all its proceeds back to the glassblowers to keep the art alive.