Brokisglass is a product of the ecological manufacturing practices of Janštejn Glassworks and BROKIS, whose close collaboration has given rise to a unique new material made of glass shards.
Made from shards of glass discarded during the manufacture of Brokis handblown glass lighting collections, Brokisglass has brought about a significant reduction in waste material. The transformation of these shards into a new decorative product represents an environmentally friendly and efficient upcycling of material, thanks to which the glassworks is able to employ a strategic circular economy and thus contribute to the creation of a healthy relationship between nature and humans.
The story of Brokisglass begins in 2010, when Janštejn Glassworks recognized waste shards as a material resource well suited to transformation into a new product and began sorting it by colour and storing it. Initially, the glassworks collaborated on the development of the new product. The collaboration led to successful materials testing, after which the glassworks decided to invest in a new fusing furnace (2014).
After nearly three years of developing the material, which is produced by fusing shards of glass in a stationary furnace, Janštejn Glassworks teamed up with leading experts to create a conceptual design for a continuous furnace that could process the material more efficiently. The new furnace was built and put into operation in 2017. With a six-month testing period, production was optimized to process up to ten tons of waste material per week in double-shift operation.
The colour options for Brokisglass are based on the production of the glassworks. We offer 14 basic colours in two face finishes divided into four categories.
The ideal space for the application of BROKISGLASS are living and technical interiors. The organic characteristics of the material are especially apparent in combinations with metal or wood. The panels make it easy to maintain surfaces subjected to intensive wear. Because they are highly resistant to odour absorption, they are especially beneficial in common interior spaces. An important architectonic aspect and advantage of the material is that it can be illuminated.
Brokisglass adds an exciting new dimension and aesthetic to glass.