La Soufflerie is a non-profit glass blowing organization created by wife and husband team, Valentina and Sébastien Nobile. Though they started out with vases, they now produce a full range of glassware along with plaster, terracotta pieces, and candles.
Sébastien is a mold maker and he has applied his savoir-faire of mold making and sculpture into glassblowing. He has his own company called Moulage et Patine and creates beautiful plaster pieces for museums, boutiques, hotels, and private clients. He also teaches at Les Beaux-Arts de Paris!
Valentina, an Italian-American, grew up in Paris. She went to NYU Art School to become a painter. She then divided her time between Milan and Paris and worked for 10 years as an independent artist.
Sébastien and Valentina find inspiration from classic designs, everyday objects, and also from people in their lives. Many of the pieces are named after family members, friends, clients, and co-workers. Thibaut and Chiara are named after their children. Anjeanette and Sandra are named after our Community Manager and Studio Manager. We like to keep it all in the family because family is what means the most to us!