Have you ever taken a second to think about the origin of some of your favorite products? I recently sought out just how some of my faves are made and I am so glad I did. As consumers, we need to be aware of what we’re bringing into our homes, just like we care about what type of food we are eating. As of recent, I’ve started to truly care where my products are coming from and what’s items I’m surrounding myself with. That’s why I found it to so interesting to see where etúHOME creates their products and the materials they use, all with sustainability in mind. I was able to hear all about the creation of their Demijohn Bowls and thought I would share and hopefully it will lead you to check out some of the other items in your home!
In order to understand the creation of etúHOME’s bowls or any of their signature products, you must first realize that they never want any materials to go to waste during production. Because their resources are sustainable, all of their practices are, as well. They start by taking their classic Demijohn Bottle and cutting it into two parts. These bottles were inspired by vintage carboys, once used to transport wine and spirits across Europe. The bottles once boasted a wicker exterior, meant to give them support during travel.
The etúHOME glass demijohn bottles are similar, composed of recycled glass and mouth-blown to give them their authentic shape. The top half, once hand cut by one of their European artisans in Hungary, makes up the classic bell shape you see on the etúHOME Demijohn Cloches, while the bottom gives the shape of the etúHOME Demijohn Bowl.
Once cut into their organic shape, the glass bowls are then hand-finished with a copper detail and glass seal. The copper gives off a time-worn look to contrast with the otherwise contemporary nature of the bowl and seal.