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March 2015

Glass is Tomorrow Touring Exhibition

Two more weeks to visit Glass is Tomorrow II exhibition in Saint-Etienne at Musée de la Mine -Salle d’Energie during the Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Etienne.

Exhibition until April 8, 2015.

Next steps of the GITII exhibition: Milan Design Week where Glass is Tomorrow meets Nude, Corso Matteotti 3, Milan, from April 13th – 19th. Nationalmuseum @ Kulturhuset in Stockholm from June 17 – August 26, 2015, Royal College of Art – Battersea, Dyson Building during London Design Festival September 2015.

We would like to acknowledge the generous support of our partners and our sponsors: Robba Editions and Glas Italia.

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GLASS IS TOMORROW Sixth workshop at Royal College of Art, UK, 23-27/3/2015

The sixth session and final GLASS IS TOMORROW II workshop was held in London co-organized with the Royal College of Art and Vessel gallery.
This workshop took place at RCA’s Darwin Building in Kensington Gore from March 23-27, 2015.

Participants of this workshop are postgraduate students from around all around Europe.

- Konstfack, Stockholm, SE: Ulrika Barr

- The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Bornholm, DK: George Bell

- University of Sunderland, UK: Erin Elizabeth Dickson

- Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, NL: Nathan Favot

- University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK: Gemma Leamy

- Aalto University, Helsinki, FI: Liisa Poskiparta

- HEAR: Haute école des arts du Rhin, Strasburg, FR: Galla Theodosis

- The Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design, Prague, CZ: Helena Todd

Tutors:

- RCA – School of Material -Ceramics & Glass Head of Programme – Professor Martin Smith

- Simon Moore Design – Simon Moore

- Liam Reeves Creative Glass – Liam Reeves

Theme of the workshop ‘Makers x Makers’

For as many years that hand made glass has been made, a particular format has been used. Whether mould blown, or hand finished the final object is close to being finished when broken off the iron. Of course cutting is used to decorate and to finish rims. But what if the cutting was very much part of creating several finished objects from the original one.

In the case of lamp working, it may be that you start with several components and later fuse together.

Participated students are being asked to create one blown object that is then cut up to produce several other objects, or to re arrange the original object using every part that has been shaped.

Download press release here

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Human Cities, Challenging the City Scale

Initiated by Pro Materia (2008-2012) HC is now lead by Cité du Design Saint-Etienne along with 11 partners from various background over a period of 4 years. This European program supported by the Creative Europe program (2014-2018) will allow the partners and general public to share their know-how in innovating with people in the urban space using design as a creative and sustainable tool. Working on a continuous human-driven and cultural programme questioning the position and status of people in relation to their city and ever-changing flow space(s) : How to design urban spaces with people taking into account their perception and interaction with the contemporary ‘flow space’?

Partners
1. La Cité du design, Saint-Etienne [FR]
2. University Politecnico di Milano, Milan [IT]
3. Urban Planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia, Ljubljana [SI]
4. Clear Village, London [UK]
5. Zamek Cieszyn (design center), Cieszyn [PL]
6. Association Design Week Belgrad [RS]
7. Pro Materia, Brussels [BE]
8. Aalto University, Helsinki [FI]
9. FH Joanneum University, Graz [AT]
10. Association of Estonian designers, Tallinn [EST]
11. BEAZ/Bilbao-Bizkaia Design&Creativity Council, Bilbao [ES]

WP1 – Crossroads / Croisements 2015 – Workshop / Conference Human Cities
Biennale internationale Design Saint-Etienne, 16-17/3/2015
Press release in French
Press release in English

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TF Launches its first co-creative workshop with ESADSE and Pro Materia

TF is taking its role in the “territoire stéphanois” of Saint-Etienne as an official partner of the Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Etienne. The company launched its first call for projects and workshops on urban furniture and its new uses, in close collaboration with the ESADSE and Pro Materia.

Under the direction of the workshop foreman and designers, Eric Jourdan and Christophe Marx, 22 ESADSE 5th year Master – Furniture Workshop students presented a project for the creation of urban seating that can meet the needs and expectations of users of the site of the Cité du Design and ESADSE. With the support of the TF team and designer Lucile Soufflet who gave the 5th year Master students the opportunity to deepen and refine the technical side and the “process design” of their projects.

At the end of the workshop, 3 winning projects will be prototyped for the next Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Etienne from March 12 to April 12. These winning projects will be part of a month-long installation over the course of the Biennial.

Press release in French
Press release in English

For more information and visual materials, please contact: winglam.kwok@promateria.be

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Glass is Tomorrow meets Nude at Maison & Objet

Nude opened its door to top international designers: Nigel Coates, Benjamin Hubert, Tomas Kral, Tamer Nakisci, Autoban, Adrien Rovero, Studio Rygalik and design-led glass makers: Vincent Breed, Clément Le Mener and Marika Kinnunen for this creative workshop organised by Pro Materia, Şişecam Group and Glass is Tomorrow between 18th – 24th October, 2014 at Şişecam Handmade Glass Factory, Denizli, Turkey.

After this successful collaboration, selected works that resulted from this workshop will be shown to the public for the first time at NUDE’s booth this week at Maison & Objet in Paris (January 23-27, 2015).

Maison & Objet – January 23-27, 2015.
Nude – Hall 3 – Stand D1

Glass is Tomorrow meets Nude

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Upcoming GITII Touring Exhibition

This is the first time that Glass is Tomorrow II workshop’s prototypes are coming together in a joint exhibition. This touring exhibition will start to travel to 3 European countries in 2015. First exhibition will be held in Saint-Etienne during the Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Etienne, France from March 12 – April 12, 2015. The second step will happen in Stockholm, thanks to the National Museum: at the Kulturhuset this summer, from June to end of August, 2015 before traveling to London at the RCA – Royal College of Art Battersea Building during London Design Festival September, 2015.

Some other venues are in discussion but need to be confirmed.

A special edition Glass is Tomorrow, 240 p. plus a special gift, will be released for the first venue in Saint-Etienne. More update soon on our website and social networks.

December 2014

GIT meets Nude Next

Glass is Tomorrow Istanbul’s exhibition reached its end on December 14th, as well the closing date of the Istanbul Design Biennial. But the good news is that selected prototypes will continue their travelling adventure with our partner NUDE at Maison & Object in Paris from September 23 – 27, 2015, Ambiente Frankfurt from February 13-17, 2015 and Milan Furniture Fair as well as in the city, in April 2015.

November 2014

Glass is Tomorrow meets Nude 1/11 – 14/12/2014 – during Istanbul Design Biennial

Following an un-matched workshop – held from 18 to 24 Octoberat Denizli, Turkey’s handmade glass factory – this exhibition reveals cutting-edge creations developed by more than 10 talents and artisans. Lighting and tableware are at the very core of contemporary Turkish and international cultural identities – reinvented and reiterated throughout the centuries thanks to the fruitful collaborations of designers and glass makers.

Glass is Tomorrow designers and makers: Autoban – Seyhan Özdemir & Sefer Cağlar (TR), Vincent Breed / Clément Le Mener – Cercle du Verre (FR), Nigel Coates (UK), Luca Corvatta / Studio Benjamin Hubert (UK), Marika Kinnunen (FI), Tomas Kral (SK), Tamer Nakisci (TR), Adrien Rovero (CH), Studio Rygalik – Gosia Rygalik & Tomek Rygalik (PL), Nude design team: Sinem Hallı, Sevgi Kes (TR) – Among Nude designers: Ron Arad (UK), Pentagon Design (FI), Rony Plesl (CZ), Alejandro Ruiz (IT), Markku Salo (FI), Alev Ebuzziya Siesbye (TR), Erdem Akan (TR), Ali Bakova (TR), Mikko Laakkonen (FI), Koray Özgen (TR).

Press preview : Friday 31 October, 3-6 pm
Vernissage Glass is Tomorrow meets Nude & official launch of TLmag Istanbul
on: Saturday 1st November, 6-10 pm

Address: Meşrutiyet Cad. No:99/1 34430 Tepebaşı, İstanbul Beyoğlu, Turkey
www.glassistomorrow.euwww.nudeglass.comwww.sisecam.com

Media partner: TLmag and Designboom

Thanks to Autoban for providing the exhibition space

October 2014

GIT2: 5th Workshop ŞIŞECAM Handmade Glass Factory, Denizli, TR, 18-24/10/2014

Connected to the current exhibition happening until 11 January 2015 ‘Glass Unlimited – Made in Istanbul’:http://theglassfactory.se/english/exhibition/east-meets-west-turkish-glass/ organized by our GIT’s Swedish partner – The Glass Factory in Boda, Sweden and The Glass Furnace, Glass is Tomorrow meets NUDE, a brand of Şişecam Group, Turkey. The workshop will happen from 18 until 24 October at Denizli Handmade glass factory in Turkey.

The participants of this workshop are professional designers and they will explore under the theme of ‘LIGHT/HOUSE’.

Invited designers: Autoban:Seyhan Özdemir and Sefer Cağlar, Nigel Coates, Benjamin Hubert, “Tomas Kral (CH)“www.tomaskral.ch, Tamer Nakisci, Adrien Rovero, Studio Rygalik: Gosia Rygalik and Tomek Rygalik, Nude design team: Sinem Hallı, Sevgi Kes (TR)

Invited glass blowers: Vincent Breed, Marika Kinnunen, Clément Le Mener

You can download in English our press release for more information about NUDE, 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

September 2014

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

September 2014

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.

August 2014

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!