Art Basel/Vitra Design Museum

Weil am Rhein, Germany
June 14 - 19, 2011
GlassLab at Vitra Design Museum 2011

The Vitra Design Museum and The Corning Museum of Glass partnered together during Art Basel 2011 to provide GlassLab on the Vitra campus. International designers, like Stephen Burks, Sigga Heimis, Arik Levy, and Moritz Waldemeyer, presented design performances each day.

Designers

Stephen Burks was born in 1969 and raised in Chicago, Illinois.  Burks studied architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology, and product design at IIT’s Institute of Design, in Chicago.  He then studied architecture at C... more

Sigga Heimis was born in Reykjavik, Iceland in 1970. In 1994, she graduated from the Istituto Europeo di Design, in Milan, Italy in industrial design. In 1995, she started her own studio in Iceland, where she did free-lance design for IKEA ... more

Arik Levy was born in 1963 in Tel Aviv, Israel. After serving in the Israeli army, and then managing a graphic design studio and a surf shop in Tel Aviv, Levy moved to Europe. He studied industrial design at the Art Center Europe in Switzer... more

Moritz Waldemeyer was born in East Germany in 1974. He moved to London in 1995 to study business administration, but discovered robotics during an internship at Bosch. He then switched his course of study to mechanics and electronics, known... more

Shin Azumi was born in 1965 in Kobe, Japan. In 1989, he earned his BA in product design at Kyoto City University of Art, and from 1989 to 1992, he worked at NEC Design Center in Japan. In 1994, he received his MA in industrial design at the... more

Tomoko Azumi was born in Hiroshima, Japan in 1966.  In 1989, Azumi received a B.A. in environmental design at Kyoto City University of Arts. She worked for an architectural practice in Tokyo before moving to London in 1992.  In 19... more

Barbara Etter was born in Switerland in 1972. In 2004, she graduated from the industrial design program at the Zurich University of the Arts. Prior to working at t.n.a Design Studio with Tomoko Azumi, Etter worked for design companies such ... more

Alex Hochstrasser was born in Switzerland in 1973.  Since 1995, Hochstrasser has worked with international design firms, such as the studio of Jorge Pensi and the lighting company Metalarte in Barcelona, and has held internships at IDE... more

Beat Karrer was born in 1966 in Zurich, Switzerland. From 1985 to 1989, he apprenticed as a carpenter, and received a GBMS diploma with a vocational design qualification. Possessing experience in furniture, exhibition, interior, and jewelr... more

James Irvine was born in London in 1958, and he died in 2013 in Milan, Italy. In 1984, he graduated from the Royal College of Art, and moved to Milan, Italy. From 1984 to 1992, he was a design consultant to Olivetti Design Studio Milan, whe... more

Nacho Carbonell was born in Valencia, Spain in 1980.  In 2003, Carbonell earned a B.A. in industrial design from Cardenal Herrera University in Spain. In 2007, he earned a second degree in industrial design from the Design Academy Eind... more

Paul Cocksedge was born in London in 1979. In 1997, Cocksedge studied industrial design at Sheffield Hallam University in South Yorkshire, England. He returned to London to study at the Royal College of Art with the designer Ron Arad, and h... more

René Küng was born in Switzerland in 1934. Küng’s early career was as a sports instructor and a pioneer in kite sailing. In 1984, his engagement with movement and play led him to start a small toy store in Basel. This evolved into a di... more

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GlassLab at Vitra Design Museum 2011
GlassLab at Vitra Design Museum 2011
GlassLab at Vitra Design Museum 2011
GlassLab at Vitra Design Museum 2011
GlassLab at Vitra Design Museum 2011
GlassLab at Vitra Design Museum 2011
GlassLab at Vitra Design Museum 2011
GlassLab at Vitra Design Museum 2011
GlassLab at Vitra Design Museum 2011
GlassLab at Vitra Design Museum 2011
GlassLab at Vitra Design Museum 2011
GlassLab at Vitra Design Museum 2011
GlassLab at Vitra Design Museum 2011
GlassLab at Vitra Design Museum 2011
GlassLab at Vitra Design Museum 2011
GlassLab at Vitra Design Museum 2011
GlassLab at Vitra Design Museum 2011
GlassLab at Vitra Design Museum 2011
GlassLab at Vitra Design Museum 2011
GlassLab at Vitra Design Museum 2011
GlassLab at Vitra Design Museum 2011
GlassLab at Vitra Design Museum 2011
GlassLab at Vitra Design Museum 2011
GlassLab at Vitra Design Museum 2011
GlassLab at Vitra Design Museum 2011
GlassLab at Vitra Design Museum 2011
GlassLab at Vitra Design Museum 2011
GlassLab at Vitra Design Museum 2011
Videos: 

During Art Basel in June, 2011, GlassLab presented at the Vitra Design Museum. Designer René Küng of Active People describes working at GlassLab during this event.

During Art Basel in June, 2011, GlassLab presented at the Vitra Design Museum. Designer Alex Hochstrasser describes working at GlassLab during this event.

During Art Basel in June, 2011, GlassLab presented at the Vitra Design Museum. Designer Shin Azumi describes working at GlassLab during this event.

During Art Basel in June, 2011, GlassLab presented at the Vitra Design Museum. Designer Tomoko Azumi describes working at GlassLab during this event.

During Art Basel in June, 2011, GlassLab presented at the Vitra Design Museum. Designer Barbara Etter describes her experience with GlassLab in this video.

During Art Basel in June, 2011, GlassLab presented at the Vitra Design Museum. Designer Stephen Burks describes working at GlassLab during this event.

During Art Basel in June, 2011, GlassLab presented at the Vitra Design Museum. Designer Paul Cocksedge describes working at GlassLab during this event.

During Art Basel in June, 2011, GlassLab presented at the Vitra Design Museum. Designer Sigga Heimis describes working at GlassLab during this event.

During Art Basel in June, 2011, GlassLab presented at the Vitra Design Museum. Designer Beat Karrer describes working at GlassLab during this event.

During Art Basel in June, 2011, GlassLab presented at the Vitra Design Museum. Designer Arik Levy describes working at GlassLab during this event.