GlassLab at Vitra Design Museum

Weil am Rhein, Germany
June 14 - 20, 2010
Designs by Sigga Heimis, GlassLab 2010

The Vitra Design Museum and The Corning Museum of Glass partnered together during Art Basel, the world's premier international art show for modern and contemporary works, to provide GlassLab on the Vitra campus. International designers, like Wendell Castle, Nacho Carbonell, Tomáš Libertíny and Jeff Zimmerman, presented design performances each day.

Designers

Wendell Castle was born in Emporia, Kansas in 1932.  He graduated from the University of Kansas with a B.F.A. in industrial design in 1958, and a M.F.A. in sculpture in 1961. From 1962 through 1969, Castle taught at the Rochester In... 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

Tomáš Libertíny was born in Czechoslovakia in 1979. In 1999, Libertíny enrolled in the industrial design department at the Technical University in Košice, Slovakia. In 2001, he was awarded the George Soros Open Society Institute Schola... more

Jeff Zimmerman was born Kentucky in 1968. He spent his childhood at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass, Colorado, with his artist parents. In 1988, while pursuing a degree in anthropology at the University of California, Santa Barba... more

Atelier Oï was formed in La Neuveville, Switzerland in 1991, by three Swiss designers, Aurel Aebi (b. 1966), Armand Louis (b. 1966), and Patrick Reymond (b. 1962).  “Atelier” means workshop or studio, and “Oï” is derived from... more

David Wiseman was born in California in 1982. He studied furniture design at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in Providence. After receiving his BFA in 2003, Wiseman lived in New York City for two years, where he worked for the desi... more

Max Lamb was born in 1980 in Cornwall, England. In 2003, he earned a BA in three-dimensional design from Northumbria University in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Before pursuing a graduate degree, he worked for an interior design company in London ca... more

The studio Olgoj Chorchoj was conceived in 1990 by Michal Froněk (b. 1966) and Jan Němeček (b. 1963), during the Vitra Design Museum Workshop led by Denis Santacharia.  At that time, Froněk and Němeček were studying at the Academ... more

Paul Haigh was born in England in 1949. He completed his B.A. at Leeds Polytechnic in 1972, and he received his master’s degree (M.Des.) from the Royal College of Art, London in 1975. He immigrated to the United States in 1978 to design f... 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

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GlassLab at Vitra Design Museum 2010
GlassLab at Vitra Design Museum 2010
GlassLab at Vitra Design Museum 2010
GlassLab at Vitra Design Museum 2010
GlassLab at Vitra Design Museum 2010
GlassLab at Vitra Design Museum 2010
GlassLab at Vitra Design Museum 2010
GlassLab at Vitra Design Museum 2010
GlassLab at Vitra Design Museum 2010
GlassLab at Vitra Design Museum 2010
GlassLab at Vitra Design Museum 2010
GlassLab at Vitra Design Museum 2010
GlassLab at Vitra Design Museum 2010
GlassLab at Vitra Design Museum 2010
Videos: 

During Art Basel in June, 2010, GlassLab presented at the Vitra Design Museum. Designer Wendell Castle describes working at GlassLab during this event.

During Art Basel in June, 2010, GlassLab presented at the Vitra Design Museum. Designer Nacho Carbonell describes working at GlassLab during this event.

During Art Basel in June, 2010, GlassLab presented at the Vitra Design Museum. Designer Tomáš Libertíny describes working at GlassLab during this event.

During Art Basel in June, 2010, GlassLab presented at the Vitra Design Museum. Designer Jeff Zimmerman describes working at GlassLab during this event.

During Art Basel in June, 2010, GlassLab presented at the Vitra Design Museum. Atelier Oï describes working at GlassLab during this event.

During Art Basel in June, 2010, GlassLab presented at the Vitra Design Museum. Designer Max Lamb describes working at GlassLab during this event.

During Art Basel in June, 2010, GlassLab presented at the Vitra Design Museum. Designer Paul Haigh describes working at GlassLab during this event.

During Art Basel in June, 2010, GlassLab presented at the Vitra Design Museum. Designer Sigga Heimis describes working at GlassLab during this event.