History

From the garage workshop to the world-renowned brand

Stanislaw Borowski (born in 1944 in Moutiers, France) laid the foundation for today’s Borowski glass manufacture for hand-blown and handcrafted glass over 40 years ago. Initially he created his own special ideas in a garage: Using almost forgotten techniques for engraving on cameo glass, self-made tools and new art concepts, Stanislaw Borowski knew just what he wanted, and his extraordinary pictures and sculptures soon received international acclaim This led to exhibitions in Germany – Kassel, Hamburg, Düsseldorf, – as well as in the USA, the Netherlands and Japan.

In 1990, together with his two eldest sons, Pawel and Wiktor, he founded the Glasstudio Borowski GmbH. In view of the resounding success of the Borowski works of art, however, the studio in Hennef near Bonn soon turns out to be too small. After extensive renovation of a property at Boleslawiec, Stanislaw moved the family’s residence and the glass studio to Poland in 1992. Three artists are now working for the Borowski brand in the new glass studio: Stanislaw, Pawel and Stani Jan. Pawel Borowski runs the artist’s studio and the glass manufacture. Wiktor Borowski stays in Germany and leads the sales, logistics and management of the family business in the head office in Königswinter.

Today many of the masterpieces created by Stanislaw, Pawel and the youngest of the three Borowski brothers, Stani Jan, can be seen in renown galleries, collections and museums – for example the Corning Museum of Glass in New York State, certainly the most important Glass Museum in the world. In addition, they are developing 3 stylistically incomparable collections for home accessories, outdoor objects and art objects in small series. The colorful and vivid Borowski Collections can be found worldwide in selected exclusive shops and in the Borowski galleries themselves.

Videos

Borowski in the botanical gardens in Bonn

2014
Exhibition of Borowski OUTDOOR OBJECTS in the Botanical Gardens in Bonn

10:10 min
German with English subtitles

Borowski light objects on the Bonn Culture Night

2006
Exhibition of Borowski light objects in the greenhouses of the Botanical Gardens in Bonn

06:27 min
German

 

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Borowski Glass Studio

From sandy raw material to valuable crystal beauty in bright colors

Glass Studio Borowski is one of the leading companies for modern studio glass with an international scope. To date, it is the only private glass manufacturer of this type in Poland, one of only a few in Europe and perhaps one in 20 worldwide.

In the Borowski Glass Studio you can work with almost all known techniques of cold and hot glass processing – this enables the artists to realize challenging visions and constant new, experimental ideas.

In addition to unique master pieces, series are also created here, which flow into the three collections of the family business:
ART OBJECTS, STUDIO LINE and OUTDOOR OBJECTS.

Philosophy

LOVE, PASSION AND PERFECTION

It is fascinating that each and every one of these light, bright and colourful unique pieces has undergone such a complex – often sweaty – production process. An old and demanding skill that only very few manufacturers today possess.

Our collections embody the same vibrant art concept as the Borowski masterpieces. They embody our artists’ wealth of ideas and the craft skills of our glass-makers in equal measure. Each piece in the collection has been worked with great love and care and meets the highest quality demands.

With ART OBJECTS, STUDIO LINE and OUTDOOR OBJECTS we can pass on our fascination for glass to you – and what distinguishes the work that our family does:

LOVE, PASSION AND PERFECTION.

Collection

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