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CMoG GlassLab Container

GlassLab is a unique mobile hot glass studio and stage, designed by HAIGHArchitects and the Corning Museum of Glass to ship and deploy at GlassLab installations worldwide, it features modular glass making equipment that utilize minimal power requirements and efficient energy consumption. GlassLab offers designers a rare opportunity to work with master glass technicians to realize rapidly prototyped concepts in glass.

GlassLab : Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum 2008 + DesignMIAMI/2007/2008
CMoG GlassLab Design Miami
CMoG GlassLab Design Miami

Presented at designMiami/2007/2008 the GlassLab installations were staged in Oak Plaza in the Miami Design District. A custom designed tensile overhead canopy structure, fabricated from carbon fiber reinforced polyester, defined the main stage area. Acting as a light baffle, multicolored effects were projected during night performances. View a video of the design performances. The annual GlassLab installations are designed as flexible design performance stages. Utilizing the ultralight portable hot glass equipment, each venue is configured to maximize the variety glass making processes on hand. In 2008,  Design Performance sessions were presented in the garden of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York. For these sessions a prototypical GlassLab stage was developed in a converted international shipping container.

CMoG GlassLab
CMoG GlassLab Container
GlassLab : Vitra Design Museum 2010 : Weil Am Rhein Germany
CMoG GlassLab Art Basel Vitra

The GlassLab installations at the Vitra Design Museum, during artBasel 2010 and 2011, marked the inaugural international installations of the new GlassLab container/stage/canopy. Adjacent the museum entrance, Design Performance sessions were presented by a roster of international designers.

View a video of Paul Haigh's GlassLab 'gravity' bowl performance.

GlassLab at Musée des Arts Décoratifs : Paris 2013
CMoG GlassLab Musee des Arts Decoratif

Presented in the Tuileries Gardens during the famous FIAC art fair, in Paris, October 22-27, 2013, the GlassLab program partnered with the Musée des Arts Décoratifs and featured public design 'performances' with top French designers. The event at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs mixed fashion, graphic and product designers and architects, in addition to working with students from the Ecole Camondo of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in a day-long preview session.

The GlassLab helps designers better understand the possibilities of glass as a design material, encouraging them to innovate in the material. Designers bring their sketchbooks and work on design concepts side-by-side with glassmakers, giving the public a unique insight into the creative process.

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GlassLab is the Design Program of The Corning Museum of Glass

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