Corning Museum of Glass
: Changing Exhibitions Gallery 2012-2013

Making Ideas :
Experiments in Design at GlassLab

The exhibition, designed by HAIGHArchitects, showcased the Museum's signature design program, GlassLab, in which designers are invited to work with hot glass. The exhibition featured over 150 design prototypes by more than 45 international designers.

CMoG Exhibition Gallery
CMoG Exhibition Making Ideas
Corning Museum of Glass : Changing Exhibitions Gallery 2012-2013

Making Ideas : Experiments in Design at GlassLab

Focused on materiality and the activity of thinking and making. It emphasized the role of designers and the process of creation and collaboration using glass, rather than any individual glass object or group of objects.

In Making Ideas, objects played a secondary role. As a window into an ongoing program, it glimpses into what is happening now. It is a story told through images of and words about people and material.

More than 45 international designers were included in the exhibition, with video documentation and/or design prototypes.

The concept of the exhibition space, was evocative of an open plan designer's loft. The gallery was dominated by a large video projection of the Glass
Lab sessions held in the United States and Germany. The design prototypes were grouped thematically and arranged around the room's periphery. Drawings and graphics offered further insight into the genesis and realization of ideas in glass by designers.
CMoG Exhibition Making Ideas
CMoG Exhibition Making Ideas

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