Ferm Living

Behind the Ripple Glass Production

Situated to the northeast of Beijing, surrounded by a beautiful natural landscape and built alongside pear plantations, Shanxi Province is the home of Ferm Living's glass casting factory.

Situated to the northeast of Beijing, surrounded by a beautiful natural landscape and built alongside pear plantations, Shanxi Province is the home of Ferm Living's glass casting factory. Built on family values and known for its exquisite techniques, this Chinese factory was the first of its kind to create handmade, high- quality glassware, and has almost 40 years of experience in the field.

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The Process
 

Crafting beautiful glass and stemware is as much an art as it is a science. Serious craftsmanship is needed at every step of the process when making the Ripple Series. A process with several different working procedures, which can take up to 24 hours depending on the complexity of the glass.

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With the aid of a blowpipe, every single glass is mouth-blown into a mould, while the blower puffs air through a long thin pipe to expand the glass into the desired size and shape. From this point, the glasses undergo a process to ensure they retain the envisioned shape. Finished pieces are placed to cool down at a safe temperature. Glass that is not properly cooled can be dangerous as it may shatter due to thermal stress. After this, a laser cuts the rim, and a wet coarse-grit grinding disc grinds down the sharp edges. Every ripple is carefully cleaned three times before the final quality check.

As every single Ripple glass is mouth-blown, each piece is unique and none are 100% identical, as the glassblower influences the final result through the amount of glass and air pressure he or she uses during the blowing.

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“Serious craftsmanship is needed at every step of the process when making the Ripple Series”

The Materials
 

Using quality materials for glass casting is very important. As the mould is the foundation of the shape of the glass, it is important to carefully clean it to remove any dust or scrub. The raw glass composition consists of carefully selected materials, each of which helps to ensure a final result with high purity and minimal flaws.

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The ripple collection
 

With a sharp rippled surface, geometric design and refined style, the Ripple Series fluctuates between form and function. The collection contains seven different types of glasses, each with its own unique shape and identity, but together they form a family. The entire collection includes a set of four stackable water glasses, a set of four long drink glasses, a set of two champagne saucers, a set of four small stackable glasses, a set of two wine glasses, a carafe and a small carafe set with accom- panying glasses. Enough to complete a stylish and decadent table setting for any occasion.




Explore the Ripple Collection
 

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