All About Glass

All About Glass

This is your resource for exploring various topics in glass: delve deeper  with this collection of articles, multimedia, and virtual books all about glass. Content is frequently added to the area, so check back for new items. If you have a topic you'd like to see covered, send us your suggestion. If you have a specific question, Ask a Librarian at our Rakow Research Library.

Paul Cocksedge: 2011 GlassLab at the Vitra Design Museum
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GlassLab is a program from The Corning Museum of Glass that introduces designers to glass as a means to immediately prototype designs in front of a live audience. During Art Basel in June, 2011, GlassLab presented at the Vitra Design Museum. Designer Paul Cocksedge designed an interactive glass

Communal Glassblowing Demonstration with Paul Cocksedge at GlassLab
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Designer Paul Cocksedge created this apparatus so that he could invite the public to participate in blowing glass experiments in which air from the lungs of different people was combined to create shape with breath. See the demonstration at GlassLab at Vitra Design Museum, June 2011. This video is

Beat Karrer: 2011 GlassLab at the Vitra Design Museum
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Beat Karrer explains the three designs from his GlassLab session at the Vitra Design Museum in June, 2011. His designs for an angular carafe, opaque hourglass, and transparent drop lighting object use concepts of industrial design applied to pieces in glass. The Zurich-based designer develops new

Wendell Castle: GlassLab at the Vitra Design Museum, June 17, 2010
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Designer Wendell Castle prototypes a design for martini glasses and pitcher set on GlassLab at the Vitra Design Museum during Art Basel 2010.

Tomas Libertiny: GlassLab at the Vitra Design Museum, June 17, 2010
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Designer Tomas Libertiny works on GlassLab at the Vitra Design Museum during Art Basel 2010- prototyping glass teardrops for an installation concept.

Paul Haigh: GlassLab at the Vitra Design Museum, June 14, 2010
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Designer and architect Paul Haigh works with GlassLab, the mobile glass design program from The Corning Museum of Glass at the Vitra Design Museum during the Art Basel fair 2010. GlassLab brings designers together with glassmakers to offer them rare access to experimenting with hot glass and

Nacho Carbonell: GlassLab at the Vitra Design Museum, June 2010
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Nacho Carbonell works on GlassLab at the Vitra Design Museum during Art Basel 2010.

Jeff Zimmerman: GlassLab at the Vitra Design Museum, June 16, 2010
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June 16, 2010- Jeff Zimmerman provides a glass performance on GlassLab during the Vitra Design Museum's special event for Art Basel week.

Max Lamb: GlassLab at the Vitra Design Museum, June 14, 2010
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Designer Max Lamb works on GlassLab at the Vitra Design Museum during Art Basel 2010.

Atelier Oi: GlassLab at the Vitra Design Museum, June 15, 2010
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Atelier Oi prototypes glass design ideas at GlassLab at the Vitra Design Museum during Art Basel 2010.

Michal Fronek: GlassLab at the Vitra Design Museum, June 2010
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Michal Fronek from Olgoj Chorchoj glass studio in the Czech Republic works at GlassLab at the Vitra Design Museum in June 2010 during Art Basel.

Sigga Heimis: GlassLab at the Vitra Design Museum, June 2010
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Designer Sigga Heimis works with glassmakers from The Corning Museum of Glass to create glass eyes, brains and hearts on GlassLab at Vitra Design Museum during Art Basel 2010.