'Waterford Lantern' #tb 2015 Design Workshop at Waterford City of Glass, Ireland- September 2015
I was invited by Róisín de Buitléar (@roisindebuitlear) - artist and leader of the Irish Glass community to participate a design workshop at Waterford Crystal (@waterfordcrystal) and later the symposium #FutureLegacy - Contemporary contexts for Glass in Tourism, Design & Technologies.
We workshop entailed going into the Waterford Crystal Factory to design a contemporary home ware piece using only discarded glass from the factory production. I decided I wanted to design a 'portable chandelier' which later on became 'Crystal Lantern'.
Between Maurice Scanlon (master cutter) in the photo and Greg Sullivan (master engraver) they facilitated the production of our prototypes and the design started to come together. These were by-products of the Waterford factory production, so we repurposed them into a new product.
Photography: Philip Lauterbach (@plpix)
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