Liquid Fusion Design Workshop

Domaine de Boisbuchet, France
June 29 - July 5, 2014
Liquid Fusion

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 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 design program of The Corning Museum of Glass USA.

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

The workshop takes place at Domaine de Boisbuchet, a design retreat center in southwestern France. Registration is required.

Read Paul Haigh's recap of the workshop on the blog >

Event Images: 
photo ©Carlo Cialli : Liquid Fusion 2014 Group
photo ©Lucia Peluffo : Lewis Olson working on prototype for Gaëtan Kohler
photo ©Lucia Peluffo : Cheryl Kuo : Memories of Nature : Boisbuchet
photo ©Carlo Cialli : Rafael Weber Schaffer : Bed of Nails
photo ©Carlo Cialli : Sherry Chang : Woven Wire Souvenir
photo ©Carlo Cialli : Tina Chang : Heart embrace
photo ©Ludovic Roth : Opposite pushed vessels
photo ©Yuki Sugiyama : Morning review
photo ©Yuki Sugiyama : Final Review and Presentation : The Clock Room
photo ©Yuki Sugiyama : Final Presentation : Sottsass Room
photo ©Lucia Peluffo
photo ©Lucia Peluffo
photo ©Lucia Peluffo