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Bright Future: New Designs in Glass
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February 10, 2012-May 5, 2012
Pratt Manhattan Gallery (144 West 14th Street New York, New York, United States)
Glass is also undergoing a major transformation at the hands of chemists and engineers, opening up new possibilities for designers and artists. What is so striking about these new developments is that they often make glass look and behave in ways we don't expect. Thanks primarily to the addition of metal alloys, what was once one of the world’s most fragile materials can now be sprayed onto other surfaces, bent, pierced and made 30 times stronger than steel. Indeed, something ancient enough to have been prized at aristocratic Roman tables is now high tech enough to play a critical part in the design of the iPhone. Guest curated by Sarah Archer, Bright Future explores these contrasts of old/new and delicate/tough by showcasing new works in three major categories in which glass is commonly used: Kitchen/Household, Building/Construction and Lighting. Participating artists and designers include Lindsey Adelman Studio, Omer Arbel for Bocci, Werner Aisslinger and graduate students from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany, Alison Berger Glassworks, Amiram Biton, James Carpenter Design Associates, Marco Dessí for J. & L. Lobmeyr, Helen Lee, Aron Losonczi / Litracon, Ingo Maurer, Giovanni Moretti for Carlo Moretti srl, Moving Color, Bruce Munro, Tom Patti, Robin Reigi, Robert Stadler, Switch Bulbs, Samuel Wilkinson for Hulger Ltd., and Liana Yaroslavsky.
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Jibilian, Aram
February 2012
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