Glass factory Janov nad Nisou Czech Republic
VITRUM, spol. s r.o.
The glass factory in Janov nad Nisou was built in 1912, so last year it celebrated 110th anniversary and it looked like it would be last year as well. Expensive gas and covid took their toll and the end of production was imminent.
But it would be an irreplaceable shame to let go of employees who really know, how to work with glass, and it would be a shame if they left the glass factory and with them a piece of unrepeatable, wonderful craft disappeared.
And so the small company Glass Sphere, s.r.o. decided, try to continue making the most beautiful material, which glass certainly is.
Glass is actually a material that imitates what nature itself creates.
In today's "green age", it is necessary to realize that glass is a material which, even if it needs more energy during its creation, will reward us richly with its infinite lifespan.
Thousands of years from now, when today's cars, houses and plastics are gone, glass will be still here.
Still the same and still the same color! The glassmakers imitated nature and nature accepted them.
People are afraid of dangerous metals, for example, but they have no idea that if something is really to be "cleaned up" safely, it is best to seal it in glass.
There is concern about cadmium, lead, selenium and other metals used to color the glass, but what people don't realize at the time is that no one has ever seen colored glass fade. This is because these metals are very securely bound in the glass. Yes, glass is really one of the safest materials in terms of environmental impact!
Recently, words such as ecology or carbon footprint have been inflected a lot.
Sustainability is not about buying an electric car instead of your current car, or buying a new one with a better energy label instead of your old fridge, or buying a new phone with better battery life, the latest battery... . Sustainability is primarily about wanting less and wanting quality things that last a long time and focus on function.
How many of us have some glass from our grandmother at home, beautiful objects made of glass, vases, jars, plates?
They are used until they break. And if we break them, the magic of glass is in the recycling of the shards. So we send the shards on their way to the glass factory and remelt them into something new and beautiful... which is exactly why glass is inherently sustainable.
Glass is not only a beautiful material, but also an ecological material. You can sometimes cut yourself from broken glass, but microplastics will never endanger our water and soil, they will never endanger your health like some metals or plastics.
In addition, nowadays glass also manages many new technical challenges, where it would have been unthinkable to use this material before, so let's give glass space in our lives for its unique properties!
Our glass factory has had to contend with many changes since its establishment in 1912, and currently its main program is pressed glass, sanitary glass, laboratory glass and lighting glass.
Of course, we can still produce many types of decorative glass, not only from crystal glass, but also from colored glass, including uranium glass.
We look through the glass from the window of our house, we drink from glasses, and glass bottles are a matter of course for us. In our homes there are glass jars, glass plates, glass bowls and vases, as well as glass candlesticks and other decorations.
Not to mention industrial use, practically no one can do without it there.
Glass is materialized light.
Come to us for glass that will bring you joy and benefit.
The world is beautiful when it is made of glass.
Glass bowls and vases
VITRUM, spol. s r.o.
Glass factory Janov
CZ-468 11 Janov nad Nisou
Phone : 00420 483 369 999, 00420 731 164 671
Fax : 00420 483 369 988
Email : sklarna ( at ) vitrum-sj ( dot ) cz