Zitoun Artisanal’s creative blown glass

Published : 23-03-2019
Makrem Zitoun is a glass blower near Tunis. Vases, candlesticks, tea sets… His creations blend shapes and materials, between tradition and modernity.

Zitoun Artisanal is a manufacture of ecological blown glass articles, created in 2001 by Akram Zitoun, artisan glassmaker. His work is made from recycled glass and the result of various techniques: crackled glass of shimmering colours, hammered copper etc.

Photo and video by Hellodesign Magazine/ Ant Studio

Blown glass, wrought iron, hammered copper…

Between tradition and modernity, by blending glass with hammered copper, wrought iron, wood… Zitoun Artisanal traces the signature of Tunisian heritage through its creations: ceiling lamps, chandeliers, vases, candlesticks, table-ware products…
The creations are hand-made, one at a time, with a meticulous concern for quality.
Visit the workshop in Den-Den, near Tunis, in the Maison de l’Artisanat (centre for handicrafts, 42 craftsmen representing various specialties of traditional arts). It is located just 2 km from the Bardo Museum, one of the greatest archaeological museums around the Mediterranean. Visit both and discover all the diversity of Tunisia’s culture and heritage!

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