House of Glass
Students at the weißensee school of art and design berlin were exploring new perspectives for the old material glass. The manual manufacturing capabilities at the Harzkristall Derenburg glassworks provided the background for the project. The designs were developed by experimenting with the material during several stays at the glassworks. The project started with a kick-off workshop at the Glass Factory in Boda, Sweden, where students had a first opportunity to thoroughly explore glass as a material and its processing and finishing options. The in-depth understanding of the material was used to find new shapes, processing techniques and potential applications for glass.
How can designers together with glassmakers develop the glassmaking process further? What do objects look like that fully utilise the potential of the material and the capabilities of manual glass production? What could they be used for, which needs could they address? Answers were found by: Daniel Goldfeld, Luis Gonzalez, Sion Heo, Konrad Jünger, Nils Jünke, Anton Richter, Katharina Ruhm, Anton Papenfuß, Jin Zhang