|Jenaer Glas®: heat-resistant household glass products made in Jena|
The history of our household products is the history of Jenaer Glas. Otto Schott made the pioneering development of borosilicate glass® in the "Glastechnische Laboratorium Schott & Genossen" in 1887. Its high resistance to chemical influences and temperature differences was the basis for the subsequent triumphs of Jenaer Glas®.
As early as the Twenties, bottling glasses, baby's milk bottles, cooking and baking dishes from Jena were to be found in households. During this period, the Jenaer Glaswerk developed into an internationally renowned producer of special glass.
A new era of product design dawned In the thirties. The combination of glass production with the famous design concepts of the BAUHAUS was the start of modern industrial design at the Jenaer Glaswerk.
High-quality products were created, in terms of both use and design. Names like Wilhelm Wagenfeld, Ilse Decho and Gerhard Marcks were milestones along this route.
The famous SINTRAX coffee maker designed by Gerhard Marcks is seen as the prototype for modern household appliances. In addition, the well-known casseroles, cooking and serving sets, baking forms and jugs also took households by storm.
Special mention must be made of the glass teapot by Wilhelm Wagenfeld. The appealing and classically beautiful shaping of the whole tea-set, with the bright and slightly lucid body of the pot, the matching flat and wide teacups, the milk jug and the sugar bowl, have become part of design history.
Nowadays, SCHOTT JENAer GLAS GmbH produces tea-sets and casseroles as well as baking and serving dishers, jugs and glasses for hot and cold liquids, microwave dishes, coloured storage jars and lots more.