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La Rochère

Since 1475 Exceptional know-how

Since 1475, our master glassmakers have been creating authentic products, prized around the world, for everyday use and for tasting. Pressed glass and hand-blown crystal form part of the main know-how we have acquired over the generations, enabling us to offer various types of glasses.
The specificity of our manufacturing process, inherited from many years of craftsmanship and design, gives our everyday glasses, a unique and robust character. Our mission is to create timeless products that combine style and durability. Drawing inspiration from our past history and from our French way of life, our designers work to dress contemporary everyday tables with their unique creations, some of which have become emblematic in themselves, such as the Bee glass.

Memories of glassmakers

La Rochère, a historic glassware

Our inspirational collections are continually being renewed maintaining a strong impression, a timeless brand, a unique style. La Rochère is above all high quality glass products, inviting sharing whilst delivering messages, coming from the past, looking to the future.

Legendary collections, products that make a difference

La Rochère has made a name for itself through its taste for innovation, and thanks to products that have become emblematic, such as the bee collection inspired by Napoleon’s coat of arms, or the famous glass brick commissioned by Le Corbusier for his famous ‘Cité Refuge’. 

The ice cream cup also quickly found great success with professional and private customers, for a relaxing get-together or a tasting, sharing a moment of pleasure.

La Rochère always strives to offer the best of its creativity, to enhance your style, and to affirm your commitment. Its history has led it to work with both architectural glass and Tableware, with a singular desire to guarantee objects that are always practical, reliable, aesthetic and inspired.

A Quality Glass workshop: Stylish creations since 1475

La Rochère is not just a workshop producing glass objects or architectural elements. We are above all creators of articles and feelings. As such, the inspiring products designed in our workshops are marked by history and shaped by commitment. In La Rochère’s goblet, carafe, or glass brick you will not only find meticulous workmanship on form, practicality and robustness, but also a unique style, a timeless brand, and a French elegance.

Owners of an ancient and precious know-how, we take particular care to preserve our hand-made glass workshop.

Because free creation is only possible by freeing oneself from technical constraints. La Rochère is at the very crossroads between production intelligence and creativity, the right mix between engineering and artistic impetus.

Custom-made, a guarantee of excellence

Although a La Rochère product will always allows you to assert your style, we suggest you go even further.
Thanks to its considerable experience and thorough knowledge
of glass and crystal, La Rochère can offer you invaluable assistance with all your custom-made creation projects. Our Master Glassmakers will work with you to develop and produce the perfect object, the one you are really looking for, in your image.

Architects: affirm your commitment with unique products, studied and designed for you, for your projects.

Restaurateurs: mark your space with a unique style and identity, to convey your message, sublime tableware thanks to our custom-made creations.

Ancient and precious know-how, since 1475

La Rochère is committed to preserving its know-how.Although we give pride of place to innovation, our glassware has retained its traditional character and historical values. Its memory , in essence, is everything that makes up its DNA.

Although glasswork has indeed been considerably modernised and mechanised, we have not forgotten our roots. La Rochère is committed to shaping balanced blends, between innovative engineering and artistic sensibility. We strive to promote the traditional know-how of the glassmaking profession, welcoming more than 70,000 visitors to our workshop every year. We are pleased to share with you our core business, the passion that drives us.

Hand-blown glass: Handcrafted by Master Glassmakers

A work of know-how and patience, Glassmaking is a demanding art. Around 10 years of training are required before a craftsman can achieve a perfect mastery of tools and materials. No less than eight people are also needed to make a glass. These traditional skills are priceless and produce striking results. La Rochère is proud to keep up this rare historical activity, and to be able to help you discover our profession when you visit our site.

Pressed glass

La Rochère has also diversified its activity, developing efficient mechanical production tools. Focusing on innovation and engineering, the company has reinvented itself over time to leave its mark in each era, as well as to withstand the test of time.

We now produce three types of glasses mechanically, each with a characteristic identity:

  • Pressed glass
  • Free-blown or mould-blown glass
  • Centrifuged glass

Decorations

Perfect control of our tools and manufacturing processes allows us to work on carefully designed patterns, pushing technical constraints to the limit. We are thus able to give pride of place to full creativity, both for mechanically pressed glass, and for hand-made glassware. In a continual search for the aesthetic, La Rochère
uses all of its know-how to colour glass, in pursuit of the desired result.

Withstanding the test of time, leaving a mark

The glass manufactory La Rochère was founded in 1475.From the very beginning, it was able to develop its activity, its techniques, its methods and its products, withstanding the test of time, and handing all of this down from generation to generation.Today it is proud to be at your side, and to be connecting
with you.

With its history and its carefully preserved know-how La Rochère is today more than just a brand, it is a treasure that has always been part of the history of
French glassware. Thanks to its iconic products, La Rochère has made its mark throughout the passing ages, and remains today a timeless brand. It has also been awarded the label “Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant" .literally a ‘Living Heritage Company’.

Although it leaves a strong imprint in the everyday life it enhances with its Tableware as well as by its participation in grandiose  architectural projects, La Rochère at the same time wishes to leave its mark as little as possible on the environment, that it endeavours to preserve.
Because we cannot withstand the test of time without protecting the future.

Attentive to practical requirements as well as to the aesthetic expectations of professionals and individuals alike,
La Rochère shapes products that create emotions, whose inspiration will awaken sensibilities. 

A privileged setting, respect for the environment

La Rochère is a company that is totally committed. Conveyor of stories inspired by the past, we owe it to ourselves to look to the future. Because we are looking to pass on our enduring stories and values through our lasting actions.

Located deep in the forest, among the trees of the Haute Saône (70),where the arts of fire and earth were born, we are thus at the heart of a privileged environment. We are also committed to preserving nature, which is a source of inspiration in our glassmaking work.

Regulatory and solid environmental actions

Like many companies in France, the La Rochère Glassworks is subject to the regulations covering installations classified for the protection of the environment for all of its activities at its production site. As such, it produces an annual environmental report. The results are then sent to the supervising authorities.

In order to affirm its commitment, La Rochère joined theProgrès Environnement Entreprises (P2E) association in 2006. This local association of companies, enables each member to benefit from advice and strategy on the industrial environment, thanks to the intervention of an environmental engineer.

Renewed strategies

Our industrial strategy takes fully into account the environmental component of our production. Constantly in search of improvement, we therefore favour electrical energy for glass melting. The gradual abandonment of fossil fuels allows us to make significant progress.

Our CO² emissions in particular are below the limit established by the Kyoto protocol. We also take care to ensuretheir continued reduction. We also optimise the use of natural gas in an oxygen-gas furnace, which provides the best combustion efficiency.

Total commitment, implementing all solutions

La Rochère researches and implements all possible improvements to preserve our resources. For example, we recover the calories used to heat offices and certain workshops, which limits our domestic fuel consumption.

Furthermore, another industrial choice has been to eliminate the chemical etching of glass. This decision had the effect of contributing to a reduction in our water consumption but, above all, of considerably reducing the risks of water pollution, whether by incident or accident. Consequently, La Rochère is proud to announce a record rate of zero industrial discharges into water.

On the other hand, being creators of a sustainable material, we are actively working to reduce waste. We therefore recycle most of the white glassin our own installations. Other waste is systematically sorted, and 85% is sent to recycling channels.

A privileged setting, respect for the environment

La Rochère is a company that is totally committed. Conveyor of stories inspired by the past, we owe it to ourselves to look to the future. Because we are looking to pass on our enduring stories and valuesthrough our lasting actions.

Located deep in the forest, among the trees of the Haute Saône (70), where the arts of fire and earth were born, we are thus at the heart of a privileged environment. We are also committed to preserving nature, which is a source of inspiration in our glassmaking work.

Like many companies in France, the La Rochère Glassworks is subject to the regulations covering installations classified for the protection of the environment for all of its activities at its production site. As such, it produces an annual environmental report. The results are then sent to the supervising authorities.

Regulatory andsolid environmental actions

In order to affirm its commitment, La Rochère joined the Progrès Environnement Entreprises (P2E) association in 2006. This local association of companies, enables each member to benefit from advice and strategy on the industrial environment, thanks to the intervention of an environmental engineer.

Professional equality for men and women

Index 2020: 92 points/100

Remuneration variance: 38/40
Increase rate variance: 35/35
Number of women out of 10 with the highest remuneration: 5/10

 

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