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NASZ Collection – Design September Brussels 19/9 - 2/10/2014

L’Ancienne Nonciature – rue des Sablons / Zavelstraat 7 B-1000 Brussels, Belgium

Organiser: Culture.pl and Pro Materia as part of:Nasza Polska – the Open Form of Polish Design

Curators: Gosia and Tomek Rygalik Studio Rygalik

NASZ is a low-key, cross-sectional collection of modern design that comprises items designed and manufactured in Poland. It presents the result of a research project initiated by the curators with a keen interest in exploring material culture through
the prism of resourcefulness acquired in times of shortage. A number of renowned figures in the fields of product design, graphics, illustration, typography and multimedia as well as design students, producers and craftsmen were asked to join in with the venture.
The unique projects created specially for the exhibition are the result of experimenting with industrial processes and questioning the material properties and structure of objects. Some of these act as a modification of products available on the market, others have been brought to life for this very event.

The NASZ collection comprises chairs, armchairs, cabinets, lamps, tables and tabletop products, and includes some internationally recognised classics. The NASZ exhibition is part of a program for promoting Polish design organised by Culture.pl.

NASZ designers:
Jakub Sobiepanek, Piotr Kuchciński, Marek Cecuła, Wojciech Bajor, Paweł Jasiewicz, Fontarte, Agata Nowicka, Monika Zawadzki, Jakub Jezierski, Agata Hoffa, Julia Wilman, Stefan Bieńkowski, Antoni Bielawski, Wojtek Tomaszewski, Studio Rygalik

NASZ manufacturers:
Vzór, Balma, Ćmielów, PROFim, Noti, Bajo, Paged, Vini DesignTrue,

NASZ App: Circus Digitalis

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TLmag Nasza Polska Special Edition Launch – Happy Hour

Suite au vernissage de Nasza Polska à La Nonciature, rue des Sablons 7, le vendredi 19 septembre, Pro Materia, en collaboration avec TLmag et l’Institut Polonais Bruxelles, vous convie à un HAPPY HOUR – de 17h à 19h – à l’occasion du lancement de l‘édition spéciale TLmag Polska en présence du Studio Rygalik (Tomek & Gosia Rygalik) – curateurs de la collection NASZ soutenue par Culture.pl – et de Oskar Zieta, Zieta Prozessdesign, designer du système 3+ et de la nouvelle collection Steel in Rotation.

Following the Nasza Polska vernissage at La Nonciature, rue des Sablons 7, on Friday 19 September, Pro Materia, in partnership with TLmag and the Polish Institute Brussels, hosts a Happy Hour from 5 until 7 pm to launch the special edition TLmag Polska in the presence of top design studios Studio Rygalik (Tomek & Gosia Rygalik) – curators of NASZ collection – and Oskar Zieta, Zieta Prozessdesign, designer of the 3+ system and the new Steel in Rotation collection.

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Nasza Polska – La Rotonde Stalingrad, Paris Design Week, FR, 6-13/9/2014

Nasza Polska place le design polonais sous le feu des projecteurs. Cette exposition itinérante au concept novateur dont le nom signifie « notre Pologne » rassemble de jeunes talents, des designers et des studios de design de renom basés en Pologne ou ailleurs. Organisée par Pro Materia sous la commissariat de Lise Coirier, assistée par Adrian Madlener, en étroite collaboration avec le semestriel TL magazine, Paris Design Week et Design September Brussels, ce tour d’horizon capte les forces créatrices à l’origine de la rapide évolution de la scène artistique polonaise. Nasza Polska a reçu le soutien de l’Institut Polonais Paris, de l’Institut Polonais Bruxelles ; de l’Institut Adam Mickiewicz, une plateforme culturelle basée à Varsovie; du célèbre studio de design Zieta Prozessdesign, dont le système ingénieux 3+ inspiré du principe du Meccano a permis de monter une scénographie spécialement conçue pour l’occasion ; du magazine USTA, une publication de référence en matière de gastronomie; et de la très talentueuse créatrice de mode Ania Kuczyńska.

Bringing contemporary Polish design into the spotlight, Nasza Polska (translating as ‘our Poland’) is an unparalleled touring-exhibition gathering up-and-coming talents, established studios and legendary masters – working in Poland and abroad. Curated by Pro Materia – Lise Coirier, assisted by Adrian Madlener – in close collaboration with the biannual TL magazine, Paris Design Week and Design September Brussels. This comprehensive survey captures the driving forces behind Poland’s rapidly evolving creative scene, organized thanks to the support of the Polish Institute Paris, the Polish Institute Brussels, Warsaw-based culture platform Adam Mickiewicz Institute, celebrated design studio Zieta Prozessdesign – conceiving a special scenography with it’s ground-breaking and Mecchano-inspired 3+ system – top culinary publication USTA magazine, and highly talented fashion designer Ania Kuczyńska.

Nasza Polska exposera les dernières créations de/ Nasza Polska exhibition will present the latest work by: Edgar Bąk, Agnieszka Bar, Marek Cecula (Modus Design and Ćmielów Design Studio),Stanislaw Czarnocki, ENDE (Natalia Gruszecka and Jakub Kwarciński), Paweł Grobelny, Maria Jeglinska, Ola Mirecka, Krzysztof Lukasik, Jan Lutyk, Bartek Mejor, Monika Patuszyńska, Bashko Trybek, To Do Studio (Kasia Jakubowska and Tomasz Orzechowski), Studio Rygalik (Gosia and Tomek Rygalik), Mateusz Wiewiórowski, VELT, Oskar Zieta,a selection from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design Wrocław / glass department.

Plus d’infos/ Find more info here

6 – 13 septembre/ September 2014
La Rotonde – 6-8 Place de la Bataille de Stalingrad, 75019 Paris, France

Avant-première presse et vernissage/ Press preview and Opening: 5 septembre/ September (19:00 – 23:00)

Heures d’ouverture/ Opening hours: 10:00 – 00:00 mardi à samedi/ Tuesday to Saturday, 10:00 -18:00 dimanche/ Sunday

Contact et informations à la presse / Contact & Press Information: Adrian Madlener
Pro Materia/ TLmag – rue Notre-Dame-du-Sommeil 2, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
adrian@tlmagazine.com, T. +3227682510/ M. +32476028399

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Nasza Polska – La Nonciature, Design September Brussels, BE, 19/9 - 2/10/2014

Nasza Polska place le design polonais sous le feu des projecteurs. Cette exposition itinérante au concept novateur dont le nom signifie « notre Pologne » rassemble de jeunes talents, des designers et des studios de design de renom basés en Pologne ou ailleurs. Organisée par Pro Materia sous la commissariat de Lise Coirier, assistée par Adrian Madlener, en étroite collaboration avec le semestriel TL magazine, Paris Design Week et Design September Brussels, ce tour d’horizon capte les forces créatrices à l’origine de la rapide évolution de la scène artistique polonaise. Nasza Polska a reçu le soutien de l’Institut Polonais Paris, de l’Institut Polonais Bruxelles ; de l’Institut Adam Mickiewicz, une plateforme culturelle basée à Varsovie; du célèbre studio de design Zieta Prozessdesign, dont le système ingénieux 3+ inspiré du principe du Meccano a permis de monter une scénographie spécialement conçue pour l’occasion ; du magazine USTA, une publication de référence en matière de gastronomie; et de la très talentueuse créatrice de mode Ania Kuczyńska.

Bringing contemporary Polish design into the spotlight, Nasza Polska (translating as ‘our Poland’) is an unparalleled touring-exhibition gathering up-and-coming talents, established studios and legendary masters – working in Poland and abroad. Curated by Pro Materia – Lise Coirier, assisted by Adrian Madlener – in close collaboration with the biannual TL magazine, Paris Design Week and Design September Brussels. This comprehensive survey captures the driving forces behind Poland’s rapidly evolving creative scene, organized thanks to the support of the Polish Institute Paris, the Polish Institute Brussels, Warsaw-based culture platform Adam Mickiewicz Institute, celebrated design studio Zieta Prozessdesign – conceiving a special scenography with it’s ground-breaking and Mecchano-inspired 3+ system – top culinary publication USTA magazine, and highly talented fashion designer Ania Kuczyńska.

Nasza Polska exposera les dernières créations de/ Nasza Polska exhibition will present the latest work by: Edgar Bąk, Agnieszka Bar, Marek Cecula (Modus Design and Ćmielów Design Studio),Stanislaw Czarnocki, ENDE (Natalia Gruszecka and Jakub Kwarciński), Paweł Grobelny, Maria Jeglinska, Ola Mirecka, Krzysztof Lukasik, Jan Lutyk, Bartek Mejor, Monika Patuszyńska, Bashko Trybek, To Do Studio (Kasia Jakubowska and Tomasz Orzechowski), Studio Rygalik (Gosia and Tomek Rygalik), Mateusz Wiewiórowski, VELT, Oskar Zieta,a selection from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design Wrocław / glass department.

Plus d’infos/ Find more info here

19 septembre/ September – 2 Octobre/ October 2014
L’Ancienne Nonciature, rue des Sablons/ Zavelstraat 7, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgique/ Brussels, Belgium
Vernissage/ Opening: Friday 19 septembre/ September (19:00 – 22:00)
Happy Hour : Saturday 20 septembre / September (17:00 -19:00)
heures d’ouverture/ Opening hours: 10:00 to 18:00 mardi à dimanche/ Tuesday to Sunday

Contact et informations à la presse / Contact & Press Information: Adrian Madlener
Pro Materia/ TLmag – rue Notre-Dame-du-Sommeil 2, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
adrian@tlmagazine.com, T. +3227682510/ M. +32476028399

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Design Pool – Paris Design Week, FR, 6-13/9/2014

Kaspar Hamacher présentera une installation monoxyle de sa collection Ausgebrannt ainsi que des pièces conçues et produites pour cette première exposition en solo à Paris. Toutes ses pièces sont signées: éditions uniques ou séries limitées à 8 ex, 2 EA et 2 prototypes.

Kaspar Hamacher will show a monoxyl installation of his Ausgebrannt collection as well as a series of pieces which have been conceived and produced for his first solo exhibition in Paris. All his pieces are signed, one-offs or limited editions, 8/2 AE/2 and 2 prototypes.

Design Pool a pour mission de défendre un « pool » de talents créateurs et de les promouvoir à l’égard de collectionneurs d’art et de design. L’espace évoquant une piscine, source d’inspiration et métaphore, sert d‘écrin à des installations uniques.

Design Pool aims at promoting a ‘pool’ of creatives in the field of the visual arts towards a ‘pool’ of art and design collectors. The typology of the pool acts both as a source of inspiration and a metaphor to this unique place to be, for cutting-edge installations.

Paris Design Week
Pavillon de la Reine, 28 place des Vosges, 75003 Paris, France
Entrez par la cour / Enter by the courtyard of Pavillon de la Reine

10:30 > 19:30
Lundi à dimanche durant ces deux événements ou sur rendez-vous
Monday to Sunday during both events or by appointment

BRUNCHVERNISSAGE OFFICIEL/ OFFICIAL OPENING dimanche / Sunday
7.9.2014 – 11:00 > 16:00
RSVP before 5 September to: info@designpoolgallery.com

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GLASS IS TOMORROW II: Fourth Workshop with CIAV, FR, 7-11/7/2014

We are pleased to invite you to the fourth session of GLASS IS TOMORROW II workshop, co-organize with [CIAV] Centre International d’Art Verrier, Meisenthal,France. This workshop will take place at [CIAV] from 7 to 11 July, 2014.

The participants of this workshop are professional designers and they will explore under the theme of ‘SILENT LUXURY, GLASS DESIGN FOR EVERYONE’.

You can download in English and in French our press release for more information about [CIAV], the theme of the workshop and the invited participants.

If you would like to be kept up to date with the project, discover our new glass adventures, follow us on Facebook and on www.glassistomorow.eu or visit our Vimeo channel. Video by Anne Croquet (BE)

Invited designers / Designers invités: Mark Braun (DE), Pawel Grobelny (PL), Norayr Khachatryan (BE), Studio Monsieur (FR), Adrien Rovero (FR), Sema Topaloglu (TR)
Invited glassblower / Verrier invité: Christophe Genard (BE)

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Glass is Tomorrow II: Conference + Pecha Kucha, Cité du Design, FR, 22-23/5/2014

THURSDAY 22 MAY, 2014
PRESS CONFERENCE AND PECHA KUCHA (Preliminary planning)
Venue: Auditorium Cité du Design
3 Rue Javelin Pagnon, F- 42000 Saint-Etienne, France
17:30 – Welcome speech by Ludovic Noel – Cité du Design and ESADSE – École Supérieure d’Art et Design de Saint-Étienne
17:35 – Introduction by Lise Coirier – Pro Materia/ Glass is Tomorrow II
17:45 – Presentation – Saint-Just Glassworks
17:55 – Presentation – Glass solutions Saint-Gobain
18:05 – Pecha Kucha GITII partners: – Glass Factory (Sweden), Maja Heuer – Domaine de Boisbuchet (France), Alexander von Vegesack – CIAV Meisenthal (France), Yann Grienenberger – Vessel Gallery (UK), Angel Mozon – ESADSE (France), Josyane Franc & Marine Lecointe
18:45 -19:00 Break
19:00 – Pecha Kucha Designers
20:15 – Dinner at la Platine (restaurant at la Cité du Design)

FRIDAY 23 MAY, 2014
VISIT SAINT-JUST GLASSWORKS AND PRESS CONFERENCE (Preliminary planning)
Venue: Saint-Just Glassworks
42176 Saint-Just-Saint-Rambert, France
9:00 – Visit Saint-Just Glassworks
10:00 – Press Conference and interviews with designers

You can download in English and in French our press release for more information about Verrerie de Saint-Just, the theme of the workshop and the invited participants. If you would like to be kept up to date with the project, discover our new glass adventures, follow us on Facebook and on www.glassistomorow.eu

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Glass is Tomorrow: third workshop at Saint-Just Glassworks, FR, 19-23/5/2014

GLASS IS TOMORROW II focuses on further collaboration with high-end glass centers and postgraduate education departments specialized in glass design, in order to increase the quality of glass production in Europe and the awareness of European glass culture, traditions and innovations.
We are pleased to invite you to the third session of GLASS IS TOMORROW II workshop, with Verrerie de Saint-Just / Saint-Just Glassworks (Saint-Gobain Glass Group), ESADSE (École Supérieure d’Art et Design de Saint-Etienne) and the Cité du Design, Saint-Etienne, France. This workshop will take place at the Verrerie de Saint-Just / Saint-Just Glassworks in Saint-Just-Saint-Rambert, France from 19 to 23 May, 2014.
The participants of this workshop are professional designers and postgraduate students from ESADSE (École Supérieure d’Art et Design Saint-Étienne, FR), RCA (Royal College of Art, London, UK) and Konstfack (University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm, SE). Designers will work in pairs with the students to explore the theme of ‘Inside / Outside’.
Invited designers: Christian Ghion (FR), Kaspar Hamacher (BE), “Pierre Lhoas”: http://www.lhoas-lhoas.com/ (BE), Michel Philippon (FR), Amaury Poudray (FR), Lucile Soufflet (BE), GGSV – Stéphane Villard & Gaëlle Gabillet (FR), Oskar Zieta (PL)
Invited postgraduate students: ESADSE: Gwladys Alonzo (FR), RCA: Flavie Audi (FR/LE), ESADSE: Aude Briet (FR), ESADSE: Jeanne Gautier (FR), ESADSE: Iveta Heinacka (LV), Konstfack: Matilda Kästel (SE)
You can watch videos from previous workshops on our Vimeo channel.
Video and photo by Anne Croquet (BE)
You can download in “http://www.glassistomorrow.eu/files/60-GIT_II-St.Just_PressRelease_EN_25.06_.pdf and in French our press release for more information about Verrerie de Saint-Just, the theme of the workshop and the invited participants. If you would like to be kept up to date with the project, discover our new glass adventures, follow us on Facebook and on www.glassistomorow.eu

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GIT II: Second report of the workskop at the Domaine de Boisbuchet

The second GLASS IS TOMORROW II workshop took place at the Domaine de Boisbuchet (FR), from 8 until 14 September 2013.
We teamed up with CIRECA (Centre International de Recherche et d’Education Culturelle et Agricole), The Corning Museum of Glass and the Glass Lab™ tutoring by Paul Haigh.

Emphasis was placed under the theme of ‘Liquid Fusion’.

Glass is Tomorrow participating designers and CMoG GlassLab™team:

Claire Baldeck
Stephane Halmaï-Voisard
David Hanauer
Louis Thompson
Terese William Waenerlund
Flavie Audi
Jeanne Gautier
Verena Schatz (GlassLab™)
George Kennard (GlassLab™)
Amy Kruger (GlassLab™)
Carl Siglin (GlassLab™)

We warmly invite you to discover the video of the creative process and atmosphere of this week at Boisbuchet!
Video by Anne Croquet (BE)

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Design Talk - 30 Nov, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

Design Talk is a round-table creative discussion to tackle the question “What is curation in Asia?” We will be joined by designers, industry experts, journalists and bloggers from around the world.

Florence Coirier is founder of buyMeDesign and ‘curator of cool things.’ She will be hosting the evening’s discussion. Florence has an eye for curation and is passionate about revealing emerging designs and designers in Asia and beyond.

Michael Young is a British born industrial designer who is now based in Hong Kong. Over his career he has worked with global names and has been creative director of a number of design festivals.

Lui Tong is a strategic entrepreneur in China’s luxury market, with a passion for fashion. Tong has worked as a buyer and brand manager for Lane Crawford as well as developing her own brands.

William To is Project Director of Hong Kong Design Centre and Creative and Programme Director at PMQ. To is therefore a mainstay of Hong Kong’s design community.

Hubert Verstraeten and Tamawa have created a range of bright and bold plastic accessories with a passion for the production process. He is a knowledgeable designer with a keen interest in Asia.

Lise Coirier is founder and editor in chief of TL Magazine. She has been involved in a range of successful publications, projects, and events that promote contemporary design in Belgium.

Arnault Castel is owner of Kapok design stores in Hong Kong and Moleskine distributor in Asia. He has scoured the world for compelling designs to bring to Hong Kong.

Daniel Kong is a prominent fashion writer and blogger in Hong Kong. His own blog, Black Renaissance, was named as an influential Chinese fashion blog by Independent Fashion Bloggers.

Wanderlister is an architect and interior designer by day and moonlights as a style writer and blogger. His blog collects all that is hot in art, fashion, design and architecture in Asia and beyond.

Design Talk
Saturday Nov 30th 2013
From 6.15 pm

Venue
Mini Hotel
8 Sun Wui Road,
Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Directions

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Get Ready for Bed: In bed with Designers 30 Nov – 1 Dec, Hong Kong

1 week-end
3 floors
50 designers
A brilliant chance to experience unique, emerging creations during the 1st Hong Kong Designers Week curated by buyMeDesign.

Beginning a promising partnership with the Mini Hotel, buyMeDesign is setting up a design pop-up boutique sleep-over on 30th Nov and 1st Dec 2013 and a showroom.

Curated designers’ gifts ranging from home decor, lighting, fashion accessories, tech gadgets, jewelry, stationery and more. All available for purchase from industry buyers, enthusiasts, and visitors.

Want to be involved in Hong Kong’s brand new innovative design event and have the chance to purchase unique works from emerging global designers? Click here to keep up with the latest.

Bed-time:
Saturday Nov 30th 1:30 pm – 11 pm
Sunday Dec 1st 11:00 am – 6pm

Sleeping arrangements:
Mini Hotel
8 Sun Wui Road,
Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

Media Event: Saturday 30th
5.00 pm: Drinks and Networking
5.30 pm: Media Tour of Designer Rooms
6.15 pm: Design Talk
8.20 pm: PechaKucha Night Hong Kong organized by ChowPourianLab

In bed With Designers is also pleased to partner with Maison & Objet Asia, Belgian Spirit, Pro Materia and Art Map Hong Kong.
The organisers of MAISON&OBJET are establishing an Asian edition of their show in Singapore from the 10th until 13th of March 2014.
The MAISON&OBJET ASIA team has just finished a 10-day pre-salon tour of five Asian cities and is looking out for rising talents of tomorrow in Asia.

Belgian Spirit Belgian architecture, design and fashion in Asia through Hong Kong Business of Design Week (BoDW).
In bed With Designers event is inspired by Designr-rdv, the “Belgian Designers Rooms” Pop-up event at the White Hotel Brussels (2006-2009) curated by Pro Materia Association.

We look forward to sleeping with…umm… showcasing with you!

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Arik Levy x Poujoulat Group / TF

Poujoulat Group recently commissioned a monumental sculpture to world renowned artist Arik Levy and presented it within the group stand at Interclima, at Paris Nord Villepinte from 4 – 8 November 2013. Pro Materia introduced Arik Levy to the group and participated into the creative process of promoting and communicating around this art work which is now part of the corporate identity and strategy of Poujoulat, the leading European manufacturer of stainless steel chimneys and flues.

Attractive, reflective, poetic, sculptural and monumental, RockGrowth is created by multi-talented artist Arik Levy, realized by Tôlerie Forézienne / TF. Located in the region of Saint-Etienne (FR), TF as part of Poujoulat group works with stainless steel tubes and since 2007, has specialized in the know how and crafts that use metal as a source of innovation, project includes urban furniture, custom made creations for private and institutional clients and various art and design projects. Bespoke projects and the quest for uniqueness and perpetual design are the driving forces behind this imposing sculpture: RockGrowth – measuring 4 m in height and embodying an artistic and technical achievement completed by a team of manufacturers in less than 6 weeks who strived to respect each stage of the semi-artisan process. Alongside Arik Levy’s studio, TF has been involved on each vital production stage from cutting, shaping and finishing the polished miroir stainless steel forms, to the installation of this great sculpture at Interclima on Poujoulat booth.

The concept of Rockgrowth

RockGrowth is a representation of Arik’s on-going project ‘Absent Nature’,“an investigation of genetic intimacy, bio-mimicry and patterns of nature alongside the social codes and rational understanding of our environment.”

According to the artist, his inspiration comes from “The impossible assumption – from a biological point of view – of planting a ‘Rock’ (mineral) as a vegetal seed and observing, as a witness, its germination process and growth, taking part of an evolving nature within its genetic intimacy, contemplating the natural progress of growth, generate new landscapes of forms and scales.”

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Glass is Tomorrow II: First report of the workskop in The Glass Factory of Boda

The first GLASS IS TOMORROW II workshop took place in Boda (SE), from 7 until 12 July 2013 in very close collaboration with our local Swedish partner The Glass Factory. We have explored the theme of Mixed Media, deply rooted in the culture of the region.

Glass is Tomorrow participants (designers and blowers): – Dina Baïtassova (FR) – Nathalie Dewez (BE) – Simon Kashmir Holm (SE) – Matti Klenell (SE) – Eino Mäkelä (FI) – Fredrik Nielsen (SE) – Camille Roger (FR) – Vanessa Royant (FR) – Jeremy Wintrebert (FR) – Pia Wüstenberg (UK)

If you wish to discover the creative process and atmosphere of this week, we invite you to watch the GIT II video report of Boda’s workshop
here !
A video by Anne Croquet (BE)

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Glass is Tomorrow II: Second workshop

The second Glass is Tomorrow II workshop is closing our summer season!

WHEN? 8-14 September 2013

WHERE? Domaine de Boisbuchet, France
LOCAL PARTNER? Domaine de Boisbuchet with The Corning Museum of Glass, US and The GlassLab™

PARTICIPANTS : 5 postgraduated students from different parts of Europe.
Claire Baldeck (FR), Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard (CA/CH), David Hanauer , Louis Thompson , Terese Waenerlund
Anne Croquet (FR) – photo / video
 Anne Croquet

Glass is Tomorrow is supported by the EU Culture Programme 2007-2013
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Glass is Tomorrow II: First workshop

The first Glass is Tomorrow II workshop will open up the Summer season!

WHEN? 7-12 July 2013

WHERE? Boda
, Sweden
LOCAL PARTNER? Boda’s Glass Factory

PARTICIPANTS : Pia Wüstenberg, (UK), Matti Klenell, (SE), Fredrik Nielsen (SE), Vanessa Royant, Camille Roger (FR), (FR) Dina Baïtassova (FR) Eino Mäkelä (FI) Simon Kashmir Holm (SE) Nathalie Dewez, (BE), Jeremy Wintrebert, (FR)
Anne Croquet (FR) – photo / video
 Anne Croquet,

Glass is Tomorrow is supported by the EU Culture Program 2007-2015
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Glass is Tomorrow II - Just launched on 1st June 2013 !

After the success of GLASS IS TOMORROW, Pro Materia and its partners have the pleasure to announce the launching of GLASS IS TOMORROWGIT II.

In its second phase which has started up on 1st June 2013 and will last until 31 May 2015, GLASS IS TOMORROWGIT II will aim at collaborating further with high end glass centers and postgraduate education departments specialized into glass design, in order to increase the quality of the glass production in Europe and the awareness of the European glass culture, tradition and innovations towards the professional world and the general public (including the applied arts and design collectors). The evolution of the project will enhance both the pedagogy and the profession of glass design and making.

There will be 2 professional production residencies at the partners’ glass factories The Glass Factory, in Boda (SE) and the CIAV, in Meisenthal (FR), which will be organized parallel to a series of 3 postgraduate workshops along with specialized schools – departments glass and ceramics – and glass research centers (ESADSE – School of High Education in Art and Design of Saint-Etienne, The Royal College of Arts – RCA, in London, and CIRECA/Domaine de Boisbuchet, with the Corning Glass Museum – Glass Lab” from New York City, US).

HOW? 5 workshops

WHEN? 7-12 July 2013 (SE), 8-13 September 2013 (FR), October/November 2013 (FR)
, May 2014 (FR), Spring 2015 (UK)
WHERE? Boda’s Glass Factory (SE) Domaine de Boisbuchet with CIRECA and Glass Lab (FR) Verrerie de Saint-Just with ESADSE Saint-Etienne (FR) CIAV Meisenthal, (FR) and the RCA – Royal College of Art in London (UK)
WHO? Each workshop hosts tandems of professional designers or postgraduated students and glass makers

WHAT? Co-creation of around thirty prototypes of utilitarian glass objects within a theme


RESULT? A reference publication, video documentary and photographic portfolio by Anne Croquet, in combination with a touring exhibition in Europe


PARTNERS?
 Pro Materia
, BE- Centre International d’Art Verrier, CIAV, FR – Vessel Gallery, UK – ESADSE – École supérieure d’Art et Design de Saint-Étienne, FR The Glass Factory, Boda, SE – The RCA – Royal College of Art, London, UK

Glass is Tomorrow is supported by the EU Culture Programme 2007-2013
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GLASS IS TOMORROW - fourth venue - 3/5-1/6/2013, Ampersand House, Brussels, BE

The fourth and last exhibition takes place at Ampersand House & Gallery
Ampersand House and Gallery, is a gallery of art and design located in a maison de maître in central Brussels. This curated gallery is a constantly evolving living environment mixing vintage, contemporary and prototype work to inspire a dialogue with and between collectors and creatives.
In this environnement, the glass pieces are seen from another angle, as living objects, they seize the space and reveal an other aspect of their beauty and reality.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION:
30 rue Tasson Snel, B-1060 Brussels, Belgium.
During exhibitions, the gallery is opened to the public from Wednesday through to Saturday from 1 pm to 6 pm. Outside exhibition times, visitors are welcome by appointment. Contact by email or telephone:
Ike Udechuku 
ike@ampersandhouse.com 
+32 479 821 976
Kathryn Smith
kathryn@ampersandhouse.com 
+32 479 821 986

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GLASS IS TOMORROW - third venue - 8-14/4/2013, MOST SALONE, Milan, IT

GLASS IS TOMORROW is proud to continue its exhibition tour during Milan Design Week 2013. The European journey goes on at the MOST SALONE,. This space is giving us the opportunity to expose the 60 glass objects in a new and powerfull way.where the display can take a completely different visual impact.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION:
MOST Salone 
Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia, Via Olona 6B, 20123 Milan, Italy. 
Exhibition from 8 until 14 April 2013, 10 am – 9 pm except Wedn 10 and Sund 14 April until 6 pm – Opening: Tuesday 9 April, press preview: Monday 8 April from 3 pm

Check the website and link: GLASS IS TOMORROW at MOST

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GLASS IS TOMORROW - second venue - 14-31/3/2013, Saint-Etienne, FR

Pro Materia and its co-organizing partners, Centre international des Arts verriers – CIAV, Verreum, Iittala, and Vessel Gallery, are pleased to announce the second venue of the exhibition GLASS IS TOMORROW, which is organized thanks to the support of the International Design Biennial of Saint-Etienne, with a scenography by Arik LevySAAZSQUANTUM GLASS (Saint-Gobain) / SAINT-JUST GLASSWORKS and ROBBA.
After its successful first step at A Glass House in Paris, GLASS IS TOMORROW’s collection and videos will be on display from 14 until 31 March 2013 in the central building of Saint-Etienne Design Biennial. Over sixty prototypes have been produced during three workshops organized in 2011-2012 in Nuutajärvi (Finland), Nový Bor (Czech Republic) and Meisenthal (France). These new typologies will be exhibited, after Paris and Saint-Etienne, in a series of other European cities. Discover the 60 glass objects on site in a new prefiguration of the space and perception.
Download here a pdf of GLASS IS TOMORROW SPECIAL EDITION

PRACTICAL INFORMATION:
Saint-Etienne International Design Biennial
Cité du Design – hall H
GLASS IS TOMORROW
Opening hours: 10 am – 7 pm
From 14 until 31 March
Opening: Wednesday 13 March (by invitation only).
Press preview from 10 am

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GLASS IS TOMORROW touring exhibition starts on Th. 17 Jan 2013 in Paris

GLASS IS TOMORROW is a European network, which was launched on 1ste June 2011, with the support of the Culture programme (2007-2013) of the European Union. The project aims at establishing a more fluid exchange of knowledge and competencies between glass and design professionals from all over Europe.

On Thursday 17th January 2013, Pro Materia & Quantum Glass, Centre international des Arts verriers – CIAV, Iittala, Verreum, Vessel Gallery are pleased to invite you to the inaugural exhibition GLASS IS TOMORROW on Thursday 17 January 2013, from 7 pm, at A Glass House in Paris, France.

Download the invitation in french here and in english here
If you attend the opening, get a chance to pick up a copy of Glass is Tomorrow Special Edition, co-published by Pro Materia and NewTLmag.

Discover 60 original works resulting from the outstanding collaboration between international designers and glass makers during three workshops which were organized in 2011 and 2012 in Finland, Nuutajärvi – Czech Republic, Novy Bor and France, Meisenthal.
Concept & Art direction: Lise Coirier, Pro Materia, assisted by Laurence Van den Abbeele & Sarah Ledant
Scenography: Arik Levy in collaboration with SAAZS, supported by ROBBA
Graphic design: kidnapyourdesigner, Léa Dupuis & Elke Scholiers

Exhibition from 18 January until 22 February 2013
Opening hours : 10 am – 1 pm / 2 – 6 pm

A Glass House – 4, Passage Saint-Avoye, F- 75003 Paris
(access : 8, rue Rambuteau)
Metro station : Rambuteau/ Parking Pompidou

After Paris, GLASS IS TOMORROW will travel in several other cities across Europe.

You want to participate in the next steps of the project as a designer or a glass maker, please do not hesitate to contact us: lise@promateria.be
For media requests: contact@glassistomorrow.eu
T. +32 (0) 2 768 25 10, www.glassistomorrow.eu