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An emblematic glass since it is made from wine bottles collected through various sources of supply, with the establishment of partnerships with professionals of the wine world: winemakers, bottlers, manufacturers. These companies occasionally offer us batches of bottles destined to be destroyed for various reasons. And sometimes more singular bottles…
Fragile and solid: two characteristics of the glass bottle, two virtues that the brand tends to preserve and cultivate.
At the origin of the brand Q de bouteilles, there is a right appreciation, a look at the raw element: the evidence of a good idea. By cutting a bottle to make a glass, Q de bouteilles not only recycles glass, but also invents a whole new story. Glasses, vases, egg cups, boards, candles: under its apparent simplicity, each piece is unique.
A precious team
Today, eleven people work in the workshop. Eleven dedicated people who can be counted on to collect, cut, engrave, sandblast, polish, control and ship.
Q de bouteilles now has more than 20 employees between Le Touquet-Paris-Plage and Lille.
Victoire and Gauthier
At the head of the company, Victoire and Gauthier share their lives and base the future of the company on the same values: affection, respect, simplicity and harmony.
Originally from Reims, Victoire loves the land, the culture of the vine, what it means in terms of family and transmission.
Gauthier comes from a family of entrepreneurs. He left the stage (of the Cours Florent) after an evening with friends, during which he had the idea of cutting a bottle of wine in half to make a glass. Many would have stopped there. He created a company, learned the trade a few kilometers from his home, in the Glass Valley (the world’s leading center for luxury bottles) and invested in a machine.
Creating tomorrow’s classics from recycled materials. Objects for the home, reasoned, which combine a mode of production 0 waste and an elementary and functional aesthetic. The recycled material is worked harmoniously, in the sense of its primary function, in the respect of its history. Respect is also a raw material. Respect for the object that we transform, for the people who designed it and for all those who participate in bringing it back to life.
Each creation is the result of delicate handwork on a fragile material. Yet the finished object is solid, robust and resistant. It is this balance between rigor and sensuality that creates harmony and gives the collections their spirit. Each collection has its history, each object its imprint, each memory its perfume.