Sigga Heimis at Designgalleriet Stockholm

Stockholm, Sweden
October 30 - November 15, 2013
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?”

Event Images: 
GlassLab Designer Sigga Heimis at The Studio, August 2013
The iris of the eye is added
A giant eye designed by Sigga Heimis for GlassLab
Glassmaker Eric Meek works on a glass eye designed by Sigga Heimis
Designer Sigga Heimis works with GlassLab at The Studio
Eric Meek and Sigga Heimis discuss the plan to create a giant glass eye
Glassmakers George Kennard and G Brain Juk shape the glass eye
The final touches are added to the glass eye
A giant glass eye designed by Sigga Heimis is sent to the annealer to cool
Eric Meek reheats the iris for the giant glass eye
Creating a brain designed by Sigga Heimis
Designer Sigga Heimis was at The Studio in August to work on a series of glass organs with GlassLab
Designer Sigga Heimis' glass organ series draws attention to organ donation
Making a glass brain at The Studio
Eric Meek creates a glass brain designed by Sigga Heimis
Designer Sigga Heimis was at The Studio working on a series of glass organs
Glassmaker Eric Meek adds detail to the glass brain designed by Sigga Heimis
G Brian Juk reheats the glass brain
A glass brain designed by Sigga Heimis is created at The Studio
G Brian Juk and Eric Meek shape the glass brain
Designer Sigga Heimis and glassmaker Eric Meek at The Studio, August 2013
A giant brain designed by Sigga Heimis for GlassLab
A giant eye designed by Sigga Heimis for GlassLab
Lungs and a clear heart designed by Sigga Heimis for GlassLab
Hearts designed by Sigga Heimis for GlassLab