From 21.09.2017 to 24.09.2017
Messe Basel

Matteo Gonet (Glassworks) and ECAL have teamed in order to design and produce a glass chandelier. The project was directed by London-based designer Bethan Laura Wood and involved the students of the Master of Advanced Studies in Design for Luxury and Craftsmanship of ECAL.

At the end of a workshop, "Goethe", the project created by a group of four students (Savvas Laz, Maximilian Maertens, Mauro Martinho, Enrico Pietra), was selected and produced into a working prototype by the Münchenstein-based glassblower. From the colorful universe of sweets, these students focused on the creation of a wide variety of pieces to illustrate the different techniques that only glassblowers can master. The tubular forms interlockwith a metal structure to create a unique installation, such as a contemporary chandelier, resulting in a perfect celebration of student’s creativity and craftsmanship.

Wednesday, 20 September (by invitation only)
14 – 18 h: Collectors’ & Professionals‘ Day
18 – 21h : Vernissage
19 h: Opening Ceremony

Open to the public:
Thursday, 21 September
11 – 19 h

Friday, 22 September
11 – 21 h

Saturday, 23 September
11 – 19 h

Sunday, 24 September
11 – 18 h
17 h: Discovery Award Ceremony

Messehalle 3, Messe Basel, Basel | Schweiz

Image by ECAL/Younès Klouche at Glassworks

Image by ECAL/Younès Klouche at Glassworks