Sigga Heimis at Designgalleriet Stockholm
Designer Sigga Heimis will present glass organs prototyped and created with GlassLab in an exhibition at Designgalleriet in Stockholm. The exhibition presents gigantic glass hearts, lungs and brains to bring awareness to organ donation.
Sigga Heimis has been working with GlassLab since 2007 at ArtBasel Miami. Heimis initially designed a complete set of organs including kidneys, lungs, stomach, intestines and heart.
The collaboration with GlassLab has continued and the collection now includes giant eyeballs, hearts, brains, blood cells and many other objects.
“Glass is a fascinating stuff. No other material has the qualities and characteristics of this amazing substance that so easily catches one’s eye. It is the perfect material to use when someone’s attention is needed,” says designer Sigga Heimis. “We want people to notice an urgent social situation in our world when it comes to organ donation. There are simply too few individuals that donate their organs and the need is big. Can we use a fascinating material through channels of design to evoke attention to an urgent matter?”