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)



Interior Space Project


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 - Verrerie de Saint-Just / Saint-Just Glassworks (EN) Press Release (pdf)
GITII - Verrerie de Saint-Just / Saint-Just Glassworks (FR) Press Release (pdf)

Christian Ghion

Christian Ghion (FR)

www.christianghion.com

Lucile Soufflet

Lucile Soufflet (BE)

www.lucile.be

Jeanne gautier

Jeanne gautier (FR)



Interior Space Project


Kaspar Hamacher

Pierre Lhoas

Pierre Lhoas (BE)

www.lhoas-lhoas.com

Michel Philippon

Michel Philippon (FR)



Amaury Poudray

Amaury Poudray (FR)

www.amaurypoudray.com

Oskar Zieta

Oskar Zieta (PL)

www.zieta.pl

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

Matilda Kästel (SE)

www.matildakastel.com

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 7-14 July

Professional workshop at CIAV in Meisenthal.
Coming soon!

Workshop 5

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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