8-14 September 2013
Domaine de Boisbuchet (FR)
Designers: Flavie Audi, Claire Baldeck, Jeanne Gautier, Steve Gibbs, Paul Haigh, Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard, David Hanauer
Glassblowers: George Kennard, Amy Kruger, Verena Schatz, Carl Siglin, Louis Thompson, Terese William Waenerlund
Partners: CIRECA (Centre International de Recherche et d’Education Culturelle et Agricole) with The Corning Museum of Glass and the GlassLab™ tutoring by Paul Haigh
Le Domaine de Boisbuchet was first mentioned in documents dating from the the 16th century, it was long the largest country estate in the area, last in the possession of the Counts of Le Camus. In 1986, the furniture collector and culture manager Alexander von Vegesack purchased the estate, to bring it to new life for agricultural and cultural purposes.Together with friends and Eastern European universities, the buildings were renovated and agricultural operations were reactivated. In 1996, the organisation CIRECA (Centre International de Recherche et d’Education Culturelle et Agricole) was founded, which has since put on a series of international workshops in the summer months on architecture and design themes.