17 09 2016 - 17 04 2017
Danish Glass – from modern factory design to contemporary art
Denmark, the land of Lego, Andersen’s fairy tales and Bang&Olufsen. The country that has become a byword for taut lines and high functionality, from furniture and household items to toys and fashion. The country where they think about design in a different way.
Danish design has been incredibly popular all over the world for decades: elegant cupboards and chairs, screen-printed textiles and wallpaper, colourful lamps and glassware. On the second-hand market the vintage culture is flourishing but besides this popular retro heritage, young Danish designers keep on creating contemporary top-class design today.
ABOUT THE GLAZENHUIS
With the GlazenHuis the city of Lommel (Belgium) wishes to create a platform for glass as the fundament for art. The GlazenHuis is not only an architectural beacon and a glass museum, but acts also as an informative, educational, production and sales centre. This Flemish Centre for Contemporary Glass Art combines various functions and it approaches glass from all possible perspectives: artistic, functional and conceptual, craftsmanly and industrial, contemporary and historical.
Every Wednesday in July and August at 2 PM (not on 27 July!)there's a free guided tour in the exhibition Whereabouts. And...you can watch the glass artists live at work in the hotshop!
The GlazenHuis has received 39 AiR submissions from 20 countries worldwide. The nominated AiR 2016 candidates: Linda Vránová and Michaela Doležalová (CZ), Andrew Baldwin (AU), Marie Retpen (DK).