About Us

We are Emmi and Antti and together we are BLOUN. We’re more of  makers than story tellers, but here’s a little info on what we do.

We create colorful and unique glass pendant and table lamps. What makes them unique is the making process. We use no machines or molds and shape the glass entirely by hand. The same way it was done two thousand years ago. We’re dedicated to maintaining the ancient craft of glass blowing.

As we make the lamps to order you can pick and mix from our wide selection of colors for the shade, cable and other tiny bits. Making your lamp even more unique.

We are passionate about what we do and it shows in our beautifully crafted products. A BLOUN lamp is an accent piece that will bring joy to any home. :)

THE PROCESS

Here’s just a few of the stages it takes to make a BLOUN lamp.

Gathering glass from the furnace

GATHERING GLASS

Every piece starts with gathering the hot glass on the blowpipe from a 1100°C oven.

BLOCKING

The molten mass is then shaped and cooled a bit with a wet wooden scoop us glassblowers call the block.

Shaping molten glass

EMMI HIDING

REHEATING

The piece needs to be reheated in the glory hole once in a while to keep the glass moving.

SHAPING

Majority of the shaping is done with a wet newspaper.

MEASURING

As we use no molds and shape the piece by hand we need to constantly check the diameter. Not quite there yet.

NECKING

Heating and shaping the neck of the piece. The piece will be broken of the blow pipe at the neck.

DRILLING

After the piece has cooled down slowly to room temperature over night it’s time for cold working. Here the piece is being drilled.

GRINDING

The final stage of cold working is grinding and polishing. Now the glass part is done and we can start assembling the lamp.