Authorship: Fabrica: Sam Baron (F), Dean Brown (UK), Valentina Carretta (IT), Marie Dessuant (F), Margaux Keller (F), Amaury Poudray (F) - VCU: Constantin Boym, Rania Chamsine, Corby Elford, Imad Fadel, Sameh Ibrahim, Alia Khairat, Amin Matni
Shared glass was a workshop defined by the shared experience of MFA.Design students from VCUQatar, the residents from FABRICA Design department and the glass maker Massimo Lunardon (July 2011).
The collection is the outcome of group research interrogating glass objects of varied ethnic and historical origins — Lebanese, Italian, Egyptian and French to name a few. Each final piece is a hybrid object, juxtaposing and challenging possibilities, to create surprising, eclectic, multicultural objects. Importantly the designers worked closely with each other and Massimo Lunardon throughout the process, permitting a vocabulary to be built together, from the initial drawings to the free blowing of the objects in the Artisan Workshop. The richness of Shared Glass is in the tension between community and uniqueness, characterized by the particular mix of interesting people, and what is possible when they talk together around a table.
1 December 2011 - 7 January 2012
KATARA ART CENTER
Cultural Village Foundation
Building 5 - Doha
In partnership with:
Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar