Glass Forms Enhance Rituals Surrounding Wine
As part of Brussels Design September, the fruits of a glass blowing workshop at theMeisenthal International Glass Art Centre (CIAV) in the French national parkNorthern Vosges, were on display at Bozar.
In collaboration with winemakers from the region, 13 students from ENSAV La Cambre and HBK Saarbrücken produced vessels that explored the habits and rituals that surround wine drinking. The resulting objects are unusual variations of the standard carafe. They use new forms and additions like handles which – at the very least – serve to visually enhance the ritual of drinking wine.
The students utilized traditional glass making moulds to create the new forms, giving new life to time-worn tools. The Meisenthal Glass Centre encourages conservation and promotion of traditional glass blowing techniques through collaboration with contemporary artists.
Photos Hichem Dahes & Text Enya Moore