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 products for clientele such as Anthologie Quartett, Ballfinger Lighting and Designerslabel (Germany). Karrer is an active guest critic at ETH Zurich, participates in juries and holds summer workshops for the Vitra Design Museum. His ideas have appeared in many publications and various books, including the International Design Yearbook.