A program of The Corning Museum of Glass
The goal: Designs that respond to the full potential Glass is an ancient material that
of glass as a material
has shaped and changed our world. Access to hot glassmaking processes is limited and opportunities for designers to freely experiment with the material are rare.
The problem: Limited opportunities for designers to freely experiment with hot glassmaking processes The solution: GlassLab
You bring your sketchbook.
We bring the glass.
GlassLabâ€™s mobile equipment can be deployed virtually anywhere.
Three ways to participate:
Tenâ€“Day Design Retreats
GlassLab offers an unprecedented way
Held annually at Domaine de Boisbuchet in Lessac, France. Presented in collaboration with The Vitra Design Museum and CIRECA.
for designers to discover the potential of hot glassmaking processes through creative exploration and experimentation. Itâ€™s an immersive, collaborative experience that is
Multi-Day Design Performances
Presented at public design venues such as Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum; Design Miami, and Vitra Design Museum.
informed by the ever-changing and immediate nature of the material itself.
Half-Day Design Workshops
Offered at The Corning Museum of Glass and select locations around the world
In GlassLab sessions, designers collaborate with master glassmakers from The Corning Museum of Glass to freely experiment with hot glass. Designers bring their sketchbooks and work alongside master glassmakers in a mobile glassblowing hot shop. Participants have the rare opportunity to rapidly prototype design concepts in glass and to learn from the properties of glass that they observe and discover.
Harry Allen Yves BĂŠhar
Constantin & Laurene Boym
Campana Brothers Francisco Costa
Michele Oka Doner Tim Dubitsky Sebastian Errazuriz Paul Haigh Sigga Heimis Ladd Brothers Arik Levy Miami Design and Architecture Senior High Jason Miller Sigi Moeslinger/Antenna Design Ted Muehling Jon Otis Chad Phillips/Kid Robot Masamichi Udagawa/Antenna Design Massimo Vignelli Tobias Wong & Tom Scott
Presented by The Corning Museum of Glass Partners Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, New York, NY USA Design Miami, Miami, FL USA Domaine de Boisbuchet, Lessac, France Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany
GlassLab offers an unprecedented way for designers to discover the potential of hot glassmaking processes through creative exploration and e...