Workshop 1

BODA, SWEDEN

7-12/7/2013

JULY 2013


WHEN? 7 - 12 July

WHERE? Boda Glassbruk (SE)

PARTNER? The Glass Factory, Glasmuseet I Boda

In the 1960s and 70s Boda teamed up with life and creativity. This was the place where Boda Smithy, Boda Wood and Boda Nova were founded. But, above all, glass was given new and unique shapes by legends such as Erik Höglund, Signe Persson-Melin, Monica Backström, Rolf Sinnemark and Kjell Engman.

In 2009 the Municipality of Emmaboda secured the extensive historical glass collections from Boda, Kosta and Åfors glassworks. Boda, where such great creativity has flourished, is the location of The Glass Factory – one of Scandinavia’s largest glass museums.The Glass Factory is an experience-based, interactive glass museum with a quality-assured operation located in the heart of the Kingdom of Crystal.

The museum serves as a knowledge centre and creative meeting place for artists, designers and visitors.





Linked files

GIT-II-BODA-Press-Release-BDDEF.pdf (pdf)

Pia Wüstenberg

Pia Wüstenberg (GB)

www.piadesign.eu/piadesign.eu/Front_page.html

Transformed Stacking Vessel


Transformed Stacking Vessel




Nathalie Dewez

Nathalie Dewez (BE)

www.n-d.be

Nathalie Dewez Petit H Porcelein/leather hangers


Nathalie Dewez Petit H Crystal vases - Porcelein/ leather fans


Dina Baïtassova

Dina Baïtassova (FR)



candlesticks in malachite, oeil de tigre and rock cristal.


Matti Klenell

Matti Klenell (SE)

www.mattiklenell.com

Matti Klenell, Thieving Bird, 2010


Matti Klenell, Thieving Bird 2010


Matti Klenell, Ajeto Urns, 2008


Matti Klenell, Kokeshi vase, 2011


Camille Roger

Camille Roger (FR)



Farine Glaciaire, 2013


Farine Glaciaire, 2013


Anthropogical Landscape, 2013


Farine Glaciaire, 2013


Jeremy Wintrebert

Jeremy Wintrebert (FR)

www.jeremyglass.com

Void, Jeremy Wintrebert, 2011


Big, detail
© Jeremy Maxwell Wintrebert


Spirit
© Jeremy Maxwell Wintrebert


Petale Lamp
© Claude Weber


Liquid
© Jeremy Maxwell Wintrebert


Eino Mäkelä

Eino Mäkelä (FI)







Fredrik Nielsen

Fredrik Nielsen (SE)

www.wetterlinggallery.com/artists/fredrik-nielsen

Frederick Nielsen, Ferrari Pitcher


Frederick Nielsen, Bild


Vanessa Royant

Vanessa Royant (FR)

www.lova-madeinglass.com

Chandelier


Wake-up


Simon Kashmir Holm

Simon Kashmir Holm (SE)


THEME: “Mixed Media”

 

Boda glassworks has been the Swedish glasshouse where the designers went wild and had all the freedom to experiment as they wished in the 1950s, 60´s and 70´, which made the glasshouse flourish more than any other glasshouse in the Swedish Kingdom of Crystal.

 

In Boda a tradition of experimenting with mixed media has long been existing. When the artist and designer Erik Höglund came to the Boda Glasworks in 1953 he paved the way for a young, new generation of designers who started questioning the traditional norm of how glass should look and how it should be designed.

In Boda the glass designers worked with wood and metal, combining different materials for a young new clientele by taking into account that the Swedish society had changed dramatically.

 

Today the Swedish Kingdom of Crystal is rapidly changing and new ideas for production are necessary to be an input for the new development of glass.

Workshop 2

BOISBUCHET, FRANCE

8-14/9/2013

WHEN? 8-14 September

WHERE? Domaine de Boisbuchet (FR)

PARTNER? CIRECA (Centre International de Recherche et d’Education Culturelle et Agricole) with The Corning Museum of Glass and the GlassLab™ tutoring by Paul Haigh

 

Le Domaine de Boisbuchet was first mentioned in documents dating from the the 16th century, it was long the largest country estate in the area, last in the possession of the Counts of Le Camus. In 1986, the furniture collector and culture manager Alexander von Vegesack purchased the estate, to bring it to new life for agricultural and cultural purposes.

Together with friends and Eastern European universities, the buildings were renovated and agricultural operations were reactivated. In 1996, the organisation CIRECA (Centre International de Recherche et d’Education Culturelle et Agricole) was founded, which has since put on a series of international workshops in the summer months on architecture and design themes.

 

Up until the French Revolution, a Medieval castle stood on the site of the current manor house. According to legend, it was connected by underground passageway to the Absac property on the other side of the Vienne River. Remnants of the tunnel are still evident today.

Architect, designer and tutor Paul Haigh and The GlassLab™ return to Boisbuchet for a glass design exploration workshop focusing on the ephemeral and sublime qualities of glass as a rich palette for innovation and intervention. Emphasis will be placed on the idea of ‘...glass as a liquid’ in exploring a material that can transform process into poetry.

Working with expert glassmakers from The Corning Museum of Glass, the participants will explore and develop individual ideas to fabricate glass concepts at multiple scales from fashion to furniture, from artifact to architecture. Each new design will be fabricated through multiple prototypes utilizing the processes offered, including pipe blowing, fusing, hand pressing and glass sheet forming. The participants will examine glass making as an art form that offers a multitude of methods appropriate for today's design tasks.

The GlassLab™

Linked files

Liquid Fusion at Boisbuchet by Paul Haigh for CMoG (pdf)
GIT-II-BOISBUCHET-Press-Release-BDDEF.pdf (pdf)

Claire Baldeck

Claire Baldeck (FR)



Briques à brac


Greffes


Louis Thompson

Louis Thompson (GB)

www.louisthompson.com

Pickled Allel, 2012


Hive, 2012


Strange Brew, 2012


Terese William Waenerlund

Terese William Waenerlund (SE)

www.teresewilliam.com

"Table with Tablecloth" with video projection, 2013


"Weave", 2013


Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard

Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard (CH)

ritaritarita.ca/en

Terrazzo Projet "Blue Table"


Forest


David Hanauer

David Hanauer (DE)

www.davidhanauer.de

"Jeanne d'Arc", 2009


"WorldWilde carpet", 2011


"Superflux", 2009


Jeanne gautier

Jeanne gautier (FR)











Flavie Audi

Flavie Audi (FR)

flavieaudi.com

Disturbed Edges, Cube series 03, 2012


Disturbed Edges, Circles Series 05, 2012


Disturbed Edges, Circles Series 06, 2012


Edgelessness, 2012

THEME: “Liquid Fusion”

 

Organized in collaboration with the GlassLab of The Corning Museum of Glass

Architect, designer and tutor Paul Haigh and the GlassLab™ return to Boisbuchet for a glass design exploration workshop focusing on the ephemeral and sublime qualities of glass as a rich palette for innovation and intervention. Emphasis will be placed on the idea of “…glass as a liquid” in exploring a material that can transform process into poetry.

Working with expert glassmakers from the Corning Museum of Glass, the participants will explore and develop individual ideas to fabricate glass concept at multiple scales from fashion to furniture, from artifact to architecture. Each new design will be fabricated through multiple prototypes utilizing the process offered, including pipe blowing, fusing, hand pressing and glass sheet forming. The participants will examine glass making as an art form that offers a multitude of methods appropriate for today’s design tasks.


The GlassLab™

Workshop 3

Saint-Just-Saint- Rambert (FR)

19-23/5/2014

Mixed professional and postgraduate workshop at the Verrerie de Saint-Just / Saint-Just Glassworks in Saint-Just-Saint-Rambert, FR

WHEN? 19 - 23 May, 2014

WHERE? Verrerie de Saint-Just / Saint-Just Glassworks

PARTNER?   Verrerie de Saint-Just / Saint-Just Glassworks, ESADSE (Ecole Supérieure d'Art et Design de Saint-Etienne) and La Cité du Design, Saint Etienne

SAINT-JUST GLASSWORKS: 
A FRENCH “LIVING HERITAGE COMPANY” 


The Saint-Just Glassworks has an expertise that is unique in the world.  Founded in 1826 and since 1921 a subsidiary of the Saint-Gobain Group (Saint-Gobain Glass), is the last glassworks in France specializing in hand-blown glass for architectural applications. In particular, it produces colored glass for modern architectural uses, for the creation and restoration of stained glass windows (by Matisse, Chagall, Miro, Fernand Léger and more) and for the restoration of historical monuments including the Palace of Versailles as well as more modest historical building, notably for insulated and laminated windows.


www.saint-just.com/fr


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Linked files

GITII-St-Just Press Release EN (pdf)
GITII-St-Just Press Release FR (pdf)

Christian Ghion

Lucile Soufflet

Lucile Soufflet (BE)

www.lucile.be







Jeanne gautier

Jeanne gautier (FR)











Kaspar Hamacher

Pierre Lhoas

Michel Philippon

Michel Philippon (FR)



Amaury Poudray

Amaury Poudray (FR)

www.amaurypoudray.com



© photo. Gustavo Millon


© photo. Gustavo Millon


Gwladys Alonzo

Gwladys Alonzo (FR)



Flavie Audi

Flavie Audi (FR)

flavieaudi.com

Disturbed Edges, Cube series 03, 2012


Disturbed Edges, Circles Series 05, 2012


Disturbed Edges, Circles Series 06, 2012


Edgelessness, 2012


Aude Briet

Aude Briet (FR)



Iveta Heinacka

Iveta Heinacka (LV)











Matilda Kästel

GGSV- Stéphane Villard & Gaëlle gabillet

GGSV- Stéphane Villard & Gaëlle gabillet (FR)

ggsv.fr






DESIGN BRIEF

THEME: ‘INSIDE OUTSIDE’

The Saint-Just Glassworks has an expertise that is unique in the world. A French “Living Heritage Company” (EPV), located in Saint-Just-Saint-Rambert since 1826, the Saint-Just Glassworks was originally a stained glass manufacturing plant. Since 1865 it has specialized in the production of hand-blown glass for making architectural flat glass. It has used the same technique since the 19th century.

In particular, the company produces colored glass for most of the stained glass window shops working in heritage restoration. It also supplies clear double-paned windows for historical monuments, thus allying traditional techniques with modern performance. By producing artisanal flat glass from hand-blown glass, the three-dimensional object is transformed into a two-dimensional material ideal for architectural applications. During the workshop, the usual process of transforming the material into an object is reversed: the object becomes the material. The glass thus becomes a material that takes shapes as an object to create a micro-architecture that can be placed inside or outside, at home or in the urban space. With the glass blown and drawn at Saint-Just Glassworks, all possibilities are open to the creativity of the designers and architects.

The designers will work in pairs with the students.

Workshop 4

Meisenthal (FR)

2014 7-11 July

Professional workshop at  [CIAV] Centre International d'Art Verrier in Meisenthal.

WHEN? 7 - 11 July

WHERE? [CIAV] Centre International d'Art Verrier (FR)

Since 1704, Meisenthal Glassworks have been
located in the North of the Vosges, East of
France. Between 1867 and 1894, Meisenthal
was coupled to the fantastic creative work done
by Émile Gallé, head of the Nancy School. The
factory which employed 650 employees and
produced millions of daily use objects closed its
doors in 1969, while keeping alive in a museum
the heritage of this disappeared handicraft
adventure.

In 1992, on the remains of the Meisenthal glass
manufacture which was very close to the Glass
Museum, a first glass fornace has been reopened.
The International Centre of Glass Art – Le
Centre International d’Art Verrier [CIAV] of
Meisenthal was born.

The preservation of popular traditions and
the collection of the material and immaterial
memory of glass full of potential life have
become an essential mission to the [CIAV] of
Meisenthal. Without nostalgy, the approach
has been to keep a glass culture alive by bridging
it with the future. The [CIAV], developed
as an interface structure, crosses tradition and
innovation, confronts a culture of heritage to
contemporary themes. Creativity and industrial
processes are applied to research projects,
exhibitions, creation and product edition. This
coherent and rich approach translates the
high potential which is brought by traditional
crafts to the contemporary eclosion of glass
design perceived as a dream of modernity and
renewal.

www.ciav-meisenthal.fr

Linked files

GITII-CIAV Press Release EN (pdf) (pdf)
GITII-CIAV Press Release FR (pdf) (pdf)

Sema Topaloglu

Christophe Genard

Christophe Genard (BE)



Studio Monsieur: Manon Leblanc & Romain Diroux

Studio Monsieur: Manon Leblanc & Romain Diroux (FR)

www.studiomonsieur.com

credit: Fabrice Schneider for Hors Pistes






credit: Fabrice Schneider pour Hors Pistes




Adrien Rovero

Adrien Rovero (CH)

adrienrovero.com

© Marie Pierre Cravedi


© Saint Louis




Norayr Khachatryan

Mark Braun

Mark Braun (DE)

www.markbraun.org

© Andreas Schimanski


© Andreas Schimanski


© Andreas Schimanski


© Andreas Schimanski


© Andreas Schimanski


Pawel Grobelny

Pawel Grobelny (PL)

pawelgrobelny.com

Form


SUR LE FIL


RECTO-VERSO with French ceramist Claude Aiello, 2012


OUT-DOOR-KINO
© photo: Michiel De Cleene

DESIGN BRIEF

THEME: ‘SILENT LUXURY, GLASS DESIGN FOR EVERYONE’

Is the luxury market the only way to safeguard the arts applied in design-led crafts?

In contrast to mass production, which results in low-cost items for a global market, must the design-led crafts automatically adopt an inverse position and create only objects sold at unreasonably high prices? On the contrary, at CIAV Meisenthal we believe that the challenge must be to create design for everyone, invoking the magic of place and secular know-how. While there are no constraints for designing expensive objects – for galleries and collectors -, it is much harder to imagine high quality glass objects sold at prices that are accessible to a larger audience. This will be the theme of the Meisenthal workshop : to imagine in situ, within the heart of a factory being reborn, objects that are ingenious, attractive and innovative, by optimising or revisiting the processes and tools of traditional production that have been made available. Simply “design”, but without excluding the history of the site, and the beauty of the movements and rituals of the glassmaker. And including as well the vision and creativity of the designers, combined with the knowledge and artisanal crafts techniques that fall within the experimentation process of CIAV Meisenthal.

Workshop 5

Denizli (TR)

18-24/10/2014

Professional workshop at ŞIŞECAM Handmade Glass Factory, Denizli, TR

WHEN? 18-24 October, 2014

WHERE? ŞIŞECAM Handmade Glass Factory, Denizli

PARTNER?  ŞIŞECAM Group and NUDE

One of the most established enterprises in Turkey, Sisecam Group is a global actor in business fields including all main areas of glass, i.e. flat glass, glassware, glass packaging and fiberglass, as well as soda and chrome compounds. Sisecam, 2nd largest glassware, 3rd largest flat glass and 4th largest glass packaging manufacturer in Europe in terms of production capacity, has manufacturing 
activities in Turkey, Germany, Italy, Bulgaria, Romania, Slovakia, Hungary, Bosnia-Herzegovina, the Russian Federation, Georgia, Ukraine, Egypt and India. An international Group with an experience of 79 years, more than 20.000 employees, manufacturing activities in 13 countries and sales in 150 countries, Sisecam aims at becoming one of the three largest global manufacturers in line with its vision for 2020.


«Nude» is the first global brand of Sisecam Group.

NUDE is the one and only contemporary and fresh glass brand born these days. Nude aims at improving our living spaces by experimenting in all senses through form, function and material – to create outstanding solutions for people who want a life less ordinary.

Nude stands out with its special design objects created by top designers in Turkey and the world including Ron Arad, Pentagon Design, Rony Plesl, Alejandro Ruiz, Alev Ebuzziya Siesbye, Erdem Akan, Ali Bakova.... and more


Brief

Connected to the current exhibition happening until 11 January 2015 ‘Glass Unlimited – Made in Istanbul’ organized by our GIT’s Swedish partner – The Glass Factory in Boda, Sweden and The Glass Furnace, Glass is Tomorrow meets Nude, a brand of Şişecam Group, Turkey. The workshop will happen from 18 until 24 October at Denizli Handmade glass factory in Turkey.

Turkish glass traditions are in fact bridging cultures from the Mediterranean sea, from East and West. During this Glass is Tomorrow workshop in Denizli, Turkish glassmaking will be challenged by international independent designers and glassmakers throughout the 
connecting theme of THE LIGHT/HOUSE. By creating a one-week studio glass within the Denizli handmade glass factory, the 13 participants to the workshop will be able to experiment co-creations, taking advantage of the glass Venetian recipe, which is used since the Ottoman period. 
Back to history, the Turkish glass roots go back to the Byzantine period in Anatolia where beads, bracelets and colorful glass products were produced based on ancient glass techniques such as casting, press and core molding as well as glass windows and glass oil lamps using the plain glass for creating decorative and lighting effects. Later on, glass craftsmen were travelling from France to Turkey during the reign of the Ottoman Empire’s reform-minded Sultan Selim III. A glass workshop was created in Beykoz, Istanbul and started to produce the most popular pieces using Çesm-i-Bülbül, a form of filigree ware in blue and white.
With the foundation of the Republic, The Turkish glass industry was given new opportunities. The first national glass factory was founded on the slopes of the Bosphorus at Paşabahçe, not far from the site of other glass studios in 1935 by the directives of Ataturk and the approval of a parliamentary commission. This first factory, founded as the «Türkiye Sisecam Cam Fabrikaları A. S.”by Isbank, 
will be enjoying its 80th year in 2015.

Linked files

GITII-Denizli Press Release EN (pdf)

Studio Rygalik: Tomek & Gosia Rygalik

Studio Rygalik: Tomek & Gosia Rygalik (PL)

www.studiorygalik.com

Genotyp
© Studio Rygalik


K1 chair
© Studio Rygalik


NASZ aperitivo: Studio Rygalik fot Ernest Winczyk
© Studio Rygalik


Benjamin Hubert

Benjamin Hubert (GB)

www.benjaminhubert.co.uk

© Benjamin Hubert


© Benjamin Hubert


Net for Moroso
© Benjamin Hubert


Adrien Rovero

Adrien Rovero (CH)

adrienrovero.com

© Marie Pierre Cravedi


© Saint Louis




Autoban: Seyhan Özdemir & Sefer Cağlar

Autoban: Seyhan Özdemir & Sefer Cağlar (TR)

www.autoban212.com

Heydar Aliyev Internation airport
© AUTOBAN


Savoy Ulus
© AUTOBAN


Gaspar
© AUTOBAN


Nest Black
© AUTOBAN


Nopa
© AUTOBAN


Tomas Kral

Tomas Kral (CH)

www.tomaskral.ch

Anemone lamp
© Tomas Kral


Plug collection
© Tomas Kral


Reused History collection
© Tomas Kral


Upgrade collection
© Tomas Kral


Nigel Coates

Nigel Coates (GB)

nigelcoates.com

Carrty Artids vases
© Nigel Coates


Tiger Lilly
© Nigel Coates


The Body Zone Millennium Dome
© Nigel Coates


Tamer Nakisci

Tamer Nakisci (TR)

www.tamernakisci.com

Relax tableware for Savarona
© Tamer Nakisci


Cube for Kale
© Tamer Nakisci


Dots for Kale
© Tamer Nakisci


Dots (in application) for Kale
© Tamer Nakisci


Vincent Breed

Vincent Breed (FR)

www.vincent-breed.com

Aquarium "Echapée" for Sebastien Cordoleani


FECOND
© Erick Saillet


Infinity Pan" for Rirkrit Tiravanija


Prototype perfum bottle "L'Homme" by Jean Nouvel for Yves Saint Laurent


Marika Kinnunen

Marika Kinnunen (FI)

www.lasitaivas.fi

Aamukaste


Pioni


Pirske


Summertime


Clément Le Mener

Clément Le Mener (FR)

www.concepteur-createur.com

Pearl designed by Pierre Favresse


Vase - Clément Le Mener


Morning Mist designed by Benjamin Graindorge (edition Ymer&Malta)


Cristal Cane designed by Benjamin Graindorge (edition Ymer&Malta)

‘LIGHT/HOUSE’

The Light/House or Lighting up your life in the House of Light Turkish hospitality and sense of living being central to our contemporary explorations, Glass is Tomorrow meets Nude Glass by looking at The Light/House which is a metaphor not only of the presence of the Bosphorus but also for East and West living experiences. 

Lighting and tableware are at the essence of the modern Turkish and global cultural identity and will be re-invented and re-created through the amazing collaborative work of both the designers and glass artists and makers. 

On one side, a Light/House combines the idea of a tower, a type of structure or lantern designed to emit light from a system of lamps and lenses and used at sea or on inland waterways to guide the boats at night. On the other side, the house of light is full of enlightened ideas and living concepts for the future and can be seen as a composition of elements – vessel, glassware and more decorative items–, which are opening up to new typologies of objects and usages.

Workshop 6

London (UK)

2015 Spring

Postgraduate Workshop at the Royal College of Art.
Coming soon!

Exhibition

Exhibition GIT

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS GLASS IS TOMORROW 

Programme will be announced in 2014. The touring exhibition GLASS IS TOMORROW II would happenn in Sweden in Feb 2015 (Stockholm Furniture Fair and Boda), in France at the International Design Biennial of Saint-Etienne in March 2015, at MOST salone with Tom Dixon in April 2015 in Milan and last but not least, at the RCA New Battersea Gallery in Sept 2015 during the London Design Festival


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PAST EXHIBITIONS


LAST VENUE GLASS IS TOMORROW AT AMPERSAND HOUSE & GALLERY IN BRUSSELS FROM 3 MAY (opening) until 10 JUNE 2013

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Ampersand House, may 2013, Brussels (BE)
Ampersand House, may 2013, Brussels (BE)
The touring exhibition presented over 60 objects created during the GIT workshops  within the themes Stackability, Silvered Glass and Out of the Mould.


Each piece is the result of a co-creation process between designer and glass blower(s) and are presented as such. Original drawings, sketches and 3D renderings, moulds and other related materials such as colour samples etc., accompany the different pieces.


The videos and photographs by James Bort are also part of the exhibition design, presented on screens and print in large formats. A selection has been made per participant and per workshop in order to recreate the authentic atmosphere of the teamwork and research between the

glass makers and designers.


MOST SALONE DURING MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2013. HOSTED FROM 9 UNTIL 14 APRIL 2013 AT THE MUSEO NAZIONALE DELLA SCIENZA E TECNOLOGIA 
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MOST Salone, april 2013, Milan Design Week, (IT)

Pro Materia and its co-organizing partners, [CIAV]- Centre International d’Art Verrier, VERREUM, Iittala and Vessel Gallery, participated with the exhibition GLASS IS TOMORROW to the MOST SALONE during the prestigious Milan Design Week. GLASS IS TOMORROW’s collection was hosted from 9 until 14 April 2013 at the Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia in Milan

 

WHERE?


Most Salone, Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia, Via Olona 6B, 20123 Milan, Italy 

Exhibition from 8 until 14 April 2013, 10-21.00 except Wedn 10 and Sund 14 April until 18.00 - Opening: Tuesday 9 April, press preview: Monday 8 April from 3 pm 




SECOND VENUE AT SAINT-ETIENNE INTERNATIONAL DESIGN BIENNIAL FROM 14 UNTIL 31 MARCH 2013

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The second venue of the exhibition GLASS IS TOMORROW, was organized thanks to the support of the International Design Biennial of Saint-Etienne, with a scenography by Arik LevySAAZSQUANTUM GLASS (Saint-Gobain) / SAINT-JUST GLASSWORKS and ROBBA. 
After its successful first step at A Glass House in Paris, GLASS IS TOMORROW’s collection and videos were on display from 14 until 31 March 2013 in the central building of Saint-Etienne Design Biennial. Over sixty prototypes have been produced during three workshops organized in 2011-2012 in Nuutajärvi (Finland), Nový Bor (Czech Republic) and Meisenthal (France). 


GLASS IS TOMORROW TOURING EXHIBITION STARTED ON 17 JANUARY 2013 IN PARIS

 

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Glass House, 17 january 2013, Paris (FR)
Glass House, 17 january 2013, Paris (FR)

On Thursday 17th January 2013, Pro Materia & Quantum / SAASZ, Centre international des Arts verriers - CIAV, Iittala, Verreum, and Vessel Galleru were inaugurating GLASS IS TOMORROW during Maison & Objet, January edition at QUANTUM Showroom in Paris.

Contact

Pro Materia

Lise Coirier (curator and project manager)
lise@promateria.be

rue Notre-Dame-du-Sommeil 2
B-1000 Brussels
+32 (0)2 768 25 10
contact@glassistomorrow.eu


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About

Glass is Tomorrow EU Project


GLASS IS TOMORROW is a European network which aims at establishing a more fluid exchange of knowledge and competencies between glass and design professionals in the north, south, east and west of Europe. 

In its second phase which has started up on 1st June 2013 and will last until 31 May 2015, GLASS IS TOMORROW – GIT II will aim at collaborating further with high end glass centers and postgraduate education departments specialized into glass design, in order to increase the quality of the glass production in Europe and the awareness of the European glass culture, tradition and innovations towards the professional world and the general public (including the applied arts and design collectors). The evolution of the project will enhance both the pedagogy and the profession of glass design and making.

 

There will be 2 professional production residencies at the partners’ glass factories (The Glass Factory in Boda – SE and the CIAV in Meisenthal – FR), wich will be organized parallel to a series of 3 postgraduate workshops along with specialized schools ‘departments glass and ceramics) and glass research centers (ESADSE - School of High Education in Art and Design of Saint-Etienne, Royal College of Arts – RCA in London, and CIRECA/Domaine de Boisbuchet with the Corning Glass Museum/”Glass Lab” from New York City, US).

Discover GIT Workshop in Novy Bor, Feb 2012


Video by James Bort, www.jamesbort.com


Workshop Glass is Tomorrow

Novy Bor, Czech Republic

Theme: Silvering: Silvered glass (also known as Mercury Glass) is double‐walled glass with a silver

coating inside the walls. The silvering liquid is poured into the space between the walls of the glass vessel through an opening, it adheres to the glass wall creating an opaque mirrored surface. The residue is drained off, the inside dried, and some form of seal placed over the opening.


Glass Blowers


Jeremy Wintrebert & Antoine Brodin (FR), www.jeremyglass.com

Matteo Gonet (CH), www.mattegonet.com

Sébastien Maurer & Jean Marc Schilt (FR), 

www.ciav-meisenthal.fr

Sara Hulkkonen (FI), www.studiosara.fi

Rea Moiso (FI), www.iittala.com

Róisín de Buitléar (IRL), www.roisindebuitlear.com

Martin Štěpánek (CZ)


Designers

Arik Levy (FR), www.ariklevy.fr

Maxim Velčovský (CZ), www.lasvit.com

Pierre Favresse (FR), www.pierrefavresse.com, www.habitat.com

Dagmar Pánková & Leoš Smejkal (CZ)

Klára Horáčková (CZ)

Wing Lam Kwok (HK/B), www.winglamkwok.com

Mendel Heit (DE), www.mendelheit.com

Rony Plesl (CZ), www.ronyplesl.com

Sébastien Geissert & Pierre Bindreiff (FR), 

www. v8designers.com



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Discover GIT Workshop in Nuutajärvi, Sept 2011

Video by James Bort, www.jamesbort.com

 

Workshop Glass is Tomorrow

Nuutajärvi, Czech Finland

Theme: Stackability:

"Stack-able" is a combination of words that was born in the 1960's with the evolution of furniture design and domestic use in the home. Stackable is the specific context of GIT, can have several meanings:

- Being "stacked', like chairs, but applied to glass elements that may be glassware, tableware or utilitarian objects for everyday life.

- Designing and/or glassblowing a product that can be stored and transported as efficiently as possible without damage.

- Being efficient and/or effective in the production process of the glassware by staking elements on one another: add-ons in shape, in function or in colors, introduced at different moments in the glassblowing process.


Glass Blowers

 

Jeremy Wintrebert & Antoine Brodin (FR), www.jeremyglass.com

Matteo Gonet (CH), www.mattegonet.com

Róisín de Buitléar (IR) www.roisindebuitlear.com
Sarah Hulkkonen (FI) www.studiosara.fi

Designers


Alfredo Häberli (CH) www.alfredo-haeberli.com

Lucie Koldova (CZ) www.lucikoldova.com

Cecilie Manz (DK) www.ceciliemanz.com

Rony Plesl (CZ) www.ronyplesl.com

Tadeas Podracky (CZ)

Hubert Verstraeten (BE) www.tamawa.be

Heikki Viinikainen (FI) www.studioviinikainen.com

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Pro Materia, Brussel (BE)

www.promateria.be

 

Pro Materia is a Creative Design Consultancy Agency launched in 1999 as a non profit organization. It is for years recognized as a platform and incubator of existing and emerging talents in design and contemporary crafts in Belgium and abroad. With more than 12 years of experience in this field of promoting creative industries, Pro Materia/Lise Coirier has also acted as an international curator and author in the field of contemporary design.

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Vessel Gallery, London (UK)

www.vesselgallery.com

Vessel is a store-cum-gallery based in Notting Hill, London. We aim to be a modern Mecca for all those who appreciate good design & beauty in their life, both to look at and to use. The best contemporary glass and ceramic pieces available have been sourced globally. Here you can view a taster selection of our ranges which cover iconic Scandinavian functional design, (Hackman, Stelton, Iittala, Orrefors, Arabia), flamboyant, collectible Italian art glass (Venini, Salviati, Arcade), plus the best of home grown talent.



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The Glass Factory, Boda (SE)


In the 1960s and 70s Boda teamed up with life and creativity. This was the place where Boda Smithy, Boda Wood and Boda Nova were founded. 

In 2009 the Municipality of Emmaboda secured the extensive historical glass collections from Boda, Kosta and Åfors glassworks. Boda, where such great creativity has flourished, is the location of The Glass Factory – one of Scandinavia’s largest glass museums. The Glass Factory is an experience-based, interactive glass museum with a quality-assured operation located in the heart of the Kingdom of Crystal.

The museum serves as a knowledge centre and creative meeting place for artists, designers and visitors.

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Centre International d'Art Verrier [CIAV], Meisenthal (FR)

www.ciav-meisenthal.fr

A LABORATORY FOR CONTEMPORARY DESIGN

prototypes for industrial application, research work for designers, artists’ residence, seminars for art college students (accommodation)…

 

A PUBLISHING HOUSE FOR LIMITED EDITIONS

manufacturer of historical, contemporary and “jeunes pousses de verre” (“young shoots”) editions, unique pieces and trophies...

 

 AN EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOP

glasswork demonstrations complement the glass museum visit, contemporary glass artwork exhibitions, glassblowing for adults, discovery days and courses for the young…

 

HANDING DOWN THE TRADITIONS

knowledge transfer sessions with experienced glassblowers, resurrection of old production techniques, preservation of old moulds, editions…



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RCA - Royal College of Art, London (UK)

www.rca.ac.uk

The RCA offers a vibrant mix of studio work, critical and creative thinking, and research. With 24 distinctive programmes across the art and design disciplines, delivered through six integral Schools. MA programmes and MPhil/PhD research are delivered through the Schools, with combined facilities and opportunities for cross-pollination. Each programme offers a full package of assisted learning through tutorials, seminars and support for individual and group projects, and learning is focused to give each student the support she or he needs to build expertise in their discipline.
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Domaine de Boisbuchet (FR)

www.boisbuchet.org

Le Domaine de Boisbuchet was first mentioned in documents dating from the the 16th century, it was long the largest country estate in the area, last in the possession of the Counts of Le Camus. In 1986, the furniture collector and culture manager Alexander von Vegesack purchased the estate, to bring it to new life for agricultural and cultural purposes.

Together with friends and Eastern European universities, the buildings were renovated and agricultural operations were reactivated. In 1996, the organisation CIRECA (Centre International de Recherche et d’Education Culturelle et Agricole) was founded, which has since put on a series of international workshops in the summer months on architecture and design themes.

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ESADSE - École Supérieure d'Art et Design de Saint-Étienne (FR)


By providing the three major options that make up artistic education in France, which are Art, Communication-Multimedia and Design, the task of the ESADSE is to train artists, designers, graphic designers, writers, creators and, more generally, professionnals who are skilled in all areas that develop imagination, creativity and inventiveness.


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Discover GIT Workshop in Meisenthal, July 2012


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