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Research project, ECAL 2012

in MASTER PRODUCT DESIGN

Teacher(s): Ronan Bourroullec


A crash course in glass, not to say the least, is how we could sum up this project!

Pairing the expert eye and intelligence of a designer and the know-how of a experienced glassblower together with a passionate but somehow naïve outlook from the students was a challenge.

The project took place during the cold month of January but the kilns of the glass workshop kept everybody warm. The aim was not to design another vase or bowl, it was to experiment, create new processes and tools, testing the limits of both the material and our ideas.

Yet this work remains a research that is still ongoing and I am already looking forward to the next phase. Until then, I can only but congratulate all the participants for their involvement and hard work.


Matteo Gonet (left), Ronan Bouroullec (center), Philipp Grundhöfer (right) at Matteo Gonet's workshop in Basel 2040

Matteo Gonet (left), Ronan Bouroullec (center), Philipp Grundhöfer (right) at Matteo Gonet's workshop in Basel.

Tension/Expansion by ECAL/Sarha Duquesne 2034

Tension/Expansion ECAL/Sarha Duquesne

Tension/Expansion by ECAL/Sarha Duquesne 2035

Tension/Expansion  ECAL/Sarha Duquesne

ECAL Milano exhibition 2012 2043

ECAL Milano exhibition 2012

DIY Mould by ECAL/Rita Botelho 1999

DIY Mould ECAL/Rita Botelho