Born in June 2011, with the support of the European Union program called «Culture» (2007-2013), the project Glass is Tomorrow is becoming a European network that aims to establish a smoother exchange of knowledge and skills between glass and design professionals.Glass is Tomorrow seeks to highlight and optimize the existing synergies between tandems composed of European glass makers and designers across 60 creations thought and designed to develop new types of everyday objects."Arial">QUANTUM GLASS, hybrid glass specialist, is supporting the project that combines craftsmanship (glass makers) and contemporary vision of glass (designers). QUANTUM GLASS sees in this project the opportunity to open the new perspectives as well as a dialogue around design, production and distribution of glass creations.
Because of the optical characteristics of the glass, a homogeneous lighting of the exposed objects could be made. Thus, the design of the exhibition, signed Arik Levy and Saazs, highlights the 60 creations with a luminous glass panels «LEDinGLASS» on which is placed a diffusing glass from Saint-Just.
The inauguration of Glass is Tomorrow takes place in Paris at A Glass House during the ‘off’ part of Maison & Objet fair (from 17th to 22nd of January, 2013). The Parisian stage is the first one of the long line worldwide.
From 18th of January to 22nd of February 2013
Werner Aisslinger (DE), Lena Bergström (SE), Pierre Bindreiff/V8 (FR), Tim Brauns (DE), Studio Brichet -Ziegler (FR), Tina Bunyaprasit (DE), Studio Bystro Design (CZ), Sebastien Cordoleani (FR), Pierre Favresse (FR), Sébastien Geissert/V8 (FR), Verena Gompf (D), Alfredo Häberli (CH), Mendel Heit (DE), Sebastien Herkner (D), Klára HoráÄková (CZ), Lucie Koldova (CZ), Wing Lam Kwok (BE), Arik Levy (FR), Cecilie Manz (DK), Studio Olgoj Chorchoj (CZ), Dagmar Pánková (CZ), Rony Plesl (CZ), Tadéas Podracký (CZ), Leoš Smejkal (CZ), Maxim Velcovsky (CZ), Hubert Verstraeten (BE), Heikki Viinikainen (FI), Dan Yeffet (ISR).
Antoine Brodin (FR), Róisín de Buitleár (IR), Jacky Fauster (FR), Matteo Gonet (CH), Sara Hulkkonen (FI), Thibault Lafleuri (FR), Richard Loesel (FR), Michal Masek (CZ), Sébastien Maurer (FR), Rea Moisio (FI), Jean-Marc Schilt (FR), Martin Štefánek (CZ), Deborah Vollmer (FR), Jeremy Wintrebert (FR), Iittala glass blowers in Nuutajärvi, Verreum glass blowers in Novy Bor.
ZOOM ON LEDinGLASS
LEDInGLASS technology is a screen-printed optical glass edge-lit by LEDs. Diffused throughout the thickness of the glass, the light is reflected on both surfaces by a frame or screen-printed pattern that can be customized. Combined with low energy consumption, the LEDinGLASS technology is a durable material capable of creating infinite possibilities.
A Glass House
4, passage Saint-Avoye
(access : 8, rue Rambuteau)
F- 75003 Paris
Subway : Rambuteau / Hôtel de Ville
Parking : Centre Pompidou
Monday to Friday 10h - 13h and 14h - 18h
About QUANTUM GLASS™
A Saint-Gobain group brand specializing in active glass, QUANTUM GLASS™ mission is to facilitate the creation of cutting-edge architectural projects through a variety of hybrid glass that change their optical and physical features, through a low electric current. QUANTUM GLASS’ glazings go beyond expectations regarding space management, luminous, thermal comfort, etc.
QUANTUM GLASS™: An organization, solutions, technologies at the service of creation.
For more information about QUANTUM GLASS™, please visit: www.quantumglass.com
Saint-Gobain, the world leader in the habitat and construction markets, designs, manufactures and distributes building materials, providing innovative solutions to the challenges of growth, energy efficiency and environmental protection. With 2011 sales of more than €42 billion, Saint-Gobain operates in 64 countries and has nearly 195,000 employees.
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