Glass Not Dismissed!


I’m mesmerized by Vetrazzo‘s mosaic glass countertops, as alluring as beach glass and as rich as amber and garnet gem stones.

They’ve really made the cut with Hollywood celebrities (Ed Begley, Jr. and Rachel Carson are customers) who are opting for an arty and sustainable alternative to granite, marble and wood.

Vetrazzo uses 100% recycled glass from discarded beverage bottles, traffic lights, windows and auto windshields to create stunning counter tops, tabletops and vanities. The company is providing a new market for recycled glass, including glass that can’t be recycled elsewhere.  For example, the glass in its Firehouse Red panels is comprised of factory waste of red wine goblets. The Hollywood Sage got its start as Georgia Green bottles.

Not only is the transformation remarkable, the panels are like giant canvases embedded with treasures, especially the Charisma Blue (chosen by the president of the company for his desktop), a mix of bottles and jars that once held condiments and drinks.

It’s a glass act, all the way, including the fact all material is from the U.S. and made here and workers are paid a living wage.

Visit Vetrazzo for retail locations and pricing informations.

Image: Vetrazzo

Luanne Bradley

Luanne Sanders Bradley is the West coast Editor at EcoSalon and currently resides in San Francisco, California.