Who’s? Glass is a fresh, young, environmentally aware glass-making company that specialises in unique hand crafted recycled glassware. Their intentions are to transform, what in effect is simple domestic glass waste, into contemporary functional glassware products.
“ In a day where the easiest and cheapest option is mass produced, often by machines, products that have travelled half the world to arrive on the shop shelves, Who’s? Glass offers beautiful, simple designs that emphasise the essence, quality and tranquillity of Devon… ”
Lars Persson, co-owner of Who’s? Glass, is a Swedish Master Glassmaker with over 40 years skill and experience in the glass making industry. During that time Lars has produced glass for companies such as Tiffany & Co., Cartier & Wedgewood amongst many others. In May 2006 he decided to fulfil a life long dream of running his own glass making studio. Working alongside Lars is his eldest son Anders, who also has many years experience in the glass manufacturing industry and together they’ve established Who’s? Glass, Devon’s first, and at present only, glass studio specialising in recycled glassware.
Aware of rising fuel and raw material costs, the media’s constant coverage of global warming and consumer concerns of their carbon footprint Who’s? Glass intends to establish itself as the UK’s leading producer of recycled glassware products… “The recycling rates for glass in the UK is under 40%, yet many European countries recycle between 50% and 90%…” “Currently, about 3.6 million tonnes of glass is used in the UK every year and over 1 million tonnes goes to landfill…”
Every bottle they use is collected locally, heated and shaped by hand, then slowly cooled and packed. They take pride in themselves that their glass is about as environmentally friendly as it possibly can be! They use no glues, either with the glass or in their unique packaging and every piece is hand engraved instead of labelled.
” The energy saved from recycling one bottle will power: a 100W Light Bulb for almost an hour, or, a computer for 25 minutes, or, a television for 20 minutes or a washing machines for 10 minutes”