"marc thorpe design" logo appears on each drawing as does "Venini Art glass".
Four design drawings brought by Thorpe as inspiration for glass piece to be made at GlassLab. Thorpe reinterpreted a carafe designed by his great uncle, Paolo Venini; his would have a similar base and interior cavity as Venini's but the overall shape would be reinterpreted.
Three of the drawings feature one vase and one drawing features two side by side; the stopper floats above the vase in the forth drawing to showcase its design and functionality.
Thorpe collaborated with gaffer Chris Rochelle July 10-11, 2012 during his time at GlassLab at The Corning Museum of Glass. The glass object that resulted from this drawing is GL204.
Thorpe is an architect and industrial designer; he set up the New York-based firm, Marc Thorpe Design, in 2005.
GlassLab provides an opportunity for designers and glassmakers to collaborate by using hot glass as a catalyst for innovation.