Glithero (GB) + mudac (CH) + + CMoG (US)


July 19th – July 29th 2017

The Workshop

Sarah and Tim, together with two glassblowers of the prestigious Corning Museum of Glass from New York (CMoG), will guide you on a journey that, through glass and ceramics, leads to perfume. Using Boisbuchet’s wood-fired kiln, you’ll be creating objects that shall enable people to experience scents in unprecedented ways.

The aim of the workshop is to develop prototypes in glass and ceramics, which ultimately shall be used in the scenography of the perfume exhibition that Lausanne's museum of contemporary design and applied arts (mudac) plans for the summer of 2018. In that exhibition, the vessels and other objects that you developed shall showcase approximately 20 different scents. Your challenge is thus to please the visitors' noses and eyes in shape and touch, contain scent and yet allow that to develop, and to provide secure display in an exhibition's installation.

Thanks to our cooperation with mudac and CMoG, we are able to offer four (4) free workshop places to the winners of a competition, which will be launched on Boisbuchet's social media next week - so make sure to follow our newsletter, Facebook and Instagram from February 15th until February 28th.

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Glithero United Kingdom

Glithero was founded by British designer Tim Simpson and Dutch designer Sarah van Gameren, who met and studied at the Royal College of Art. From their studio in London they create product, furniture, and time-based installations that give birth to unique and wonderful products.

The work is presented in a broad spectrum of media, but follows a consistent conceptual path; to capture and present the beauty in the moment things are made.

From machines that miraculously create wax chandeliers from strung wick, a pouring slide that becomes a ten meter long poly-concrete table, to ceramics that turn vivid blue with UV light, the key ingredients of their work are time and transformation. With their own concoction of creation-performance they aim to bridge creative disciplines and make works that can be understood by all.


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mudac Switzerland

The Museum of contemporary design and applied arts based in Lausanne, is an institution for design that is widely recognised all over Europe. In summer 2018, it will open a major exhibition dedicated to perfumery.

Since the 1970-80’s, perfumers have asked to be recognised as what they really are: artists. The subtle mixtures of different essences resulting in an enchanting scent is indeed a true work of art that implies a delicate balance between smells that only a master can reach. Niche perfumery has only emerged at the end of the 20th century, but it now counts quite a significant group of perfumers who create independently from bigger brands.

The exhibition at mudac shall unveil the references that influence these craftsmen and addresses questions, such as: What induces a “nose” to create perfume? Where does inspirations come from? Which is the story that a perfume shall tell? Where does a perfume’s smell take us? A second part of the show will decompose some scents to make the public understand their components and structure.

The Corning Museum of Glass is home to the world’s most important collection of glass, including the finest examples of glassmaking spanning 3,500 years.

Live glassblowing demonstrations (offered at the Museum, on the road, and at sea on Celebrity Cruises) bring the material to life. Daily Make Your Own Glass experiences at the Museum enable visitors to create work in a state-of-the-art glassmaking studio. The campus in Corning, NY, includes a year-round glassmaking school, The Studio, and the Rakow Research Library, the world’s preeminent collection of materials on the art and history of glass.

In 2015, the Museum opened a 100,000-square-foot Contemporary Art + Design Wing, designed by Thomas Phifer. The new wing includes a new 26,000-square-foot contemporary art gallery building, as well as one of the world’s largest facilities for glassblowing demonstrations and live glass design sessions.


  • Accommodation & food are included
  • We can accommodate for special catering
  • All participants sleep in dormitories
  • To book a private room or bring additional guests, get in touch:


  • Our staff are available to help you conceptualize & produce your designs
  • Tools & materials are provided by Boisbuchet
  • All workshops are taught in English
  • The number of participants is limited to 22