The Galerie l’Elac
is pleased to present the “Heart of Glass”
exhibition that aims to conduct research on the material from the perspective of a designer, and to establish a case study of what design research can offer in the university context. It is accompanied – at the same time – by the launch of a website (www.heartofglass.ch
) accessible on computers, phones and tablets for stepping through a project database, as well as a publication. “Heart of Glass”
is the result of a research project HES-SO organized in the context of the Master of Product Design at ECAL / University of Art and Design Lausanne. Structured around four workshops, the project uses the school’s multidisciplinary strength it involved master students, assistants and professors as well as young graduates in the fields product design, fine arts, photography and interaction design to explore the possibilities offered by glass as a material in different contexts. Exhibition view. Picture by ECAL/Axel Crettenand
The results include, among others, contributions from Ronan Bouroullec, Cyril Porchet Mathieu Rivier, Pauline Saglio, Augustin Scott de Martinville, Brynjar Sigurðarson and Baker Wardlaw, in collaboration with experts such as Matteo Gonet or CIAV Meisenthal. Then visitors will see more than 300 pieces present at the exhibition. They will see the potential of glass as a material, laboratory engineering to the artist’s studio. Exhibition view. Picture by ECAL/Axel Crettenand
During this event, a Research Day will be dedicated to design research with internationally renowned speakers. This part of event will take place Thursday, February 12, 2015 from 17:30 to 20:30 to the ECAL. On this occasion, conferences and round table will be organized. Here is a video entitled «Hot Tools». This is the research on glass presented by the Product Design Master students following a workshop led by designer Ronan Bouroullec and glassblower Matteo Gonet.
The exhibition “Heart of Glass” has already started on January 22 at Galerie l’Elac and will continue until February 20, 2015.