Faceted Glass (Dalle de Verre)
In Nanis Dalle de Verre studio, a trio of skilled artisans are chopping, sorting and casting. Around the corner is the furnace, fired up for the larger commissions. From this furnace are cast the varying shades and forms of Dalle glass blocks, used for making panels, tables, chairs and sculptures.
As well as any blown glass item, flat glass for the stained glass studio is also made here, using the custom made mangle, which squeezes a ‘chapati’, pancake of glass from a hot gather. Special effects, ripples and streaks can be integrated, to customer requirements.