contemporary glass design and photography
Opening: Thursday 1/11/07 18:00
10 G-ral Budisteanu
The Czech Centre in Bucharest & the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design Prague
Professors Michal Fronek and Jan Nemecek have encouraged five of their students to spend almost a month at the glass workshop Kvetna, where superior handmade glassware that is traditionally known for its exclusive quality is produced.
The objects produced by the students are the results of inspiration from the glass shapes designed by the great masters from the past and the creation of their own experimental designs of applied art. During this project, students were asked to underline a specific feature that the glass artists of Kvetna have – the ability to design objects similar to those from the past, modelling the glass in the same way. This experiment proved very interesting for both parties involved – manufacturers and students -who succeeded in creating valuable objects of innovative design.