Top Designers and Glassmakers Present Glass Design Performances on the Vitra Campus During Art Basel


CORNING, NY.- The Corning Museum of Glass will bring its GlassLab program back to the Vitra Design Museum during Art Basel 2011, pairing international designers with Corning Museum glassmakers for a series of collaborative design performances. GlassLab design sessions will take place on the Vitra Campus in Weil am Rhein, Germany, from June 13 to June 19, 2011. Participating designers will be Active People (Alex Hochstrasser and René Küng), Shin Azumi, Tomoko Azumi, Stephen Burks, Paul Cocksedge, Sigga Heimis, James Irvine, Beat Karrer, and Arik Levy. The designers will bring their sketchbooks and concepts and work side-by-side with glassmakers in a unique mobile hotshop developed by The Corning Museum of Glass. The teams will prototype their design ideas in live sessions, allowing audiences to watch the evolutio