An Educational Day at The Netherlands National Glass Museum
My friend and I drove to Leerdam, the glass capital of the Netherlands since 1765, to visit the National Glass Museum. The museum, founded in 1953, tells about the history of glass and the glassmaking process.
We learned that the former director of the glass factory in Leerdam, P.M. Cochius, wanted to produce affordable, functional, yet beautifully designed glasswork. With the help of the creative minds of Berlage and Lloyd Wright, he managed to accomplish his goal. Cochius’ factory also produced unique artwork pieces by Dutch glass artist A.D. Copier.