“Architect, Designer and Educator Paul Haigh returns to Boisbuchet to lead 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 an ancient material that can transform process into poetry...
Each participant will explore and develop 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. These processes including, pipe blowing, fusing, hand pressing and glass sheet forming, enable each participant to examine glass making as an art form with pertinent methodologies for today's design disciplines. “
Born in Leeds, England, Paul Haigh graduated from Leeds Polytechnic Institute and the Royal College of Art in London. He established his own architecture and design studio, HAIGHArchitects+Designers, in New York in 1981 and was joined by partner Barbara H. Haigh in 1983. Acclaimed architecture projects in USA include the VitraUSA factory, Knoll Design Center NY, Carolines Comedy Theatre and the SteubenGlass store. The studio’s furniture, object and lighting designs include projects for Knoll, SteubenGlass, Vitra, Artemide/RezekUS, Rosenthal US, Esprit, Bieffe, BaccaratUSA, RosenthalUSA, and the Corning Museum of Glass New York. Winnerof numerous architecture and design awards the studio’s projects have been exhibited at both group and one man exhibitions including Parsons, the New School, for Design, SoHo Guggenheim Museum and Cooper Hewitt Museum of Design in New York, Dentsu Gallery in Tokyo, RIBA Gallery and Royal College of Art in London and at the Triennale di Milano.
In collaboration with ‘GlassLab’ Corning Museum of Glass (USA)
The ‘Liquid Fusion’ workshop at Boisbuchet has been developed in partnership with the technical expertise, resources and cooperation of the ‘GlassLab’ programme at the Corning Museum of Glass USA. The ‘GlassLab’ is a fully containerized mobile glass making studio and features unique glass making equipment that utilizes minimal power requirements and efficient energy consumption.