Glaslabor

In her glass workshop in Bern, glassblower Rahel Koller designs and crafts handmade glass products individually and in small batches. The deliberate decision to personally make all products by hand in Switzerland comes out of her commitment to sustainable production as well as her passion for handwork and design, which she skillfully combines. Her work is influenced by her original specialization in the creation of laboratory glass equipment as well as by her use of heat-resistant borosilicate glass, which results in timeless products for daily use that are stylistically clear and subtle.
The famous Radix-Glass brings her third passion into play: that of planting and observing growth.
In addition to the Glaslabor products, Rahel Koller can be commissioned for individual products or small batches.

Making the Radix-Glass

Making the Radix-Glass

Making the Radix-Glass

Making the Radix-Glass

Making the Radix-Glass

News

Current vegetables for growing in the radix glass

– for the Radix-Glass Small: beetroot, parsley root, sweet potato, avocado, ginger, taro (Asian), garlic, onion

– for the Radix-Glass Large: beetroot, celery, vegetable onion

 

Currently, each Radix-Glass comes with a beetroot.

 

Flowers in the Radix-Glass

– from the beginning of November, an amaryllis bulb is delivered with the Radix-Glass Large. You choose from nine different varieties.

– from the beginning of December, a flower bulb set consisting  of one hyacinth, tulip and daffodil is delivered with the Radix-Glass Small, wich you can grow one after the other. You choose from four different sets.

 

Fairs and Markets

will be announced soon

 

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Award

Design award of Blickfang Basel in the field of furniture & home accessories, 2020.

 

Cooperation

The jewelry collection MUSA. A collaboration with the goldsmith Sarah Küffer.

 

Shop

All Glaslabor products are precisely handcrafted by Rahel Koller in a glass blowing workshop in Bern’s Länggass Quarter. The timeless products for daily use are characterized by their clear, subtile style. Heat-resistant borosilicate glass is used, making all drinking vessels from Glaslabor suitable for both cold and hot beverages.

Commissions

In addition to the Glaslabor products, Rahel Koller can be commissioned for individual products or small batches. All Glaslabor products, including commissions, are made from borosilicate glass tubes with a diameter of between 8 and 200 mm, purchased from Germany as semi-finished products. This type of glass-blowing, also called the hot glass process, is used among other things for the creation of laboratory glass equipment (such as coil condensers, distillation columns, etc.) The glass cylinders are fixed in a lathe and processed and formed using various gas fuels. See Making the Radix-Glass. For queries, please contact me by email.

Sandblasted cylinders for pendant luminaires by Lichtbau, 2020 (Photo: Alexander Gempeler)

Glass balls for ceiling light for Götti Brand Store, Ramstein Optik Basel 2020 (Photo: Flavia Schaub)

Commissions for the artist Ana Roldan: "Fizzy", 2020, bronze, glass, approx. 18 x 24 x 63 cm, Unique

Commissions for the artist Elena Bajo: "Air de Zurich" (After Duchamp), 2017/18, 26 x Ø 13 cm, Ed. 5 + 2

Lamp shades for historical monument art deco lamp, 2019

Commissioned work for Alexandra Viert: «Assemblage Weinglas-Serie», 2021, alexviert.com

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Contact

Glaslabor products are sold through the online shop and at select design shows (for dates see News)
For commissions or other queries, please contact me by email.

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Workshop

Glaslabor
Rahel Koller
Terassenweg 20
3012 Bern

There are no regular opening hours for the workshop.

 

Impressum

© 2021 Glaslabor

Design: Affolter/Savolainen
Programming: Nina Regli
Photos: Portrait: Maximilian Lederer; Products: Lea Moser, Rahel Koller, Sabine Affolter

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