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Liquid Fusion

Dates: 29 June – 05 July 2014
Tutor(s): Paul Haigh + GLASSLAB
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Prices: From € 950 to € 1295 (incl. tuition, materials, food, accommodation)

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Architect and designer 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, participants develop conceptually driven 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 cast glass forming. The participants will examine glass making as an art form that offers a multitude of methods appropriate for today’s design tasks.

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.

Early booking is recommended, as the number of participants will be limited.

Paul Haigh graduated from Leeds Polytechnic and the Royal College of Art in London. He established his own architecture and design studio, HAIGHArchitects+Designers, in New York in 1981. Acclaimed architecture projects in USA include the VitraUSA factory, Knoll Design Center NY, Carolines Comedy Theatre, Corning Museum of Glass Contemporary Sculpture Galleries and the National Parks Service Flight93 National Memorial. The studio’s furniture, object and lighting designs include projects for Knoll, Vitra, Artemide/RezekUS, Rogaska, Esprit, Bieffe, BaccaratUSA, RosenthalUSA, and the GlassLab at the Corning Museum of Glass New York. Winner of 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.

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