The exhibition runs until 9 September 2018, also as part of Design September Brussels
The Age of Glass is a group exhibition showcasing a curated selection of recent and new art and design works created by more than 25 creatives around the theme of contemporary glass and highlighting the renewal of contemporary glass art and design practices that are all Made in Meisenthal, France.
Opening : Thursday 24 May 2018 – from 6pm to 10pm
Discover our pieces on the online store: Season VIII
The Meisenthal glassworks was founded in 1704 in the massif des Vosges du Nord, in eastern France. The factory, which counted 650 staff, closed its doors in 1969. In 1992, the International Glass Art Centre (Le Centre International d’Art Verrier, or CIAV,) of Meisenthal restarted the first kiln on the brownfield site. CIAV’s objective was to preserve the technical heritage of the region and to reinstate the traditional glassworks production by welcoming contemporary designers into the workshops. On one side is the glassworker, his hands, his knowledge of the traditional technical alphabet, his self-assurance. On the other is the designer, his universe, his questionings. And between the two, the desire to write, together, new stories of the objects. For the designers, beyond the glass itself is the entire village of Meisenthal, which becomes building material. The residents, the brownfield land, the ghosts of its workers, its morning mist, the majestic forest… in other words, the spirit of the sites, which generates a unique, endemic energy that is reflected in the objects that are born there … CIAV edits, under the « Meisenthal-France » brand, small series of glass objects that fulfil the mechanics of the crossover between traditional multi-secular technique and the dreams of the contemporary creators. The pieces presented in the exhibit were conceived by artists or designers. They are the produced in either open or limited series or may be unique pieces or prototypes.
Featured artists and designers: Werner Aisslinger, François Azambourg, Ferreol Babin, Berger & Berger, BL 119, Andreas Brandolini, Mark Braun, François Daireaux, David Dubois, Fabrice Domercq, Christelle Familiari, Grim Design, Stéphane Halmaï -Voisard, David Hanauer, Sabine Marcelis, Régis Mayot, Jasper Morrison, Françoise Petrovitch, Fred Rieffel, Berta Riera Pomes, Studio Monsieur, Claude Saos, Borek Sipek, V8 Designers, Tibor Weissmahr.
Sunday Brunches: 27.05– 17.06 & 09.09.2018 from 12am to 4pm
Midsummer Party : 21.06.2018 in the garden of gallery
Season VII – Die Werkstatt with Damien Gernay, Kaspar Hamacher, Jonas Loellmann, Valentin Loellmann, Fabian von Spreckelsen – Sculptural Furniture Design & Photography ended on 13 May 2018 but watch here the video done by BRUZZ TV including Jonas and Valentin Löllmann’s interview. Pieces of each of the designers and photographer are still on display at the gallery and in our visible “curiosities rooms” downstairs. Find here the full catalogue. Discover the pieces on our online store: Season VII
Other Events & Fairs
–Design Miami/Basel, CH: Design Curio A New Layer Taiwan, 12-17.09.2018
– Art On Paper, Bozar, Brussels, BE, Amy Hilton, Songes de Pierre, solo show, 6-9.09.2018
– During Design September: Horta Museum, Brussels, BE, with Marcin Rusak solo exhibition
Finissage Season VIII – L’Âge du Verre / The Age of Glass at the gallery on 8-9.9.2018
Season IX – Botanic Psyche, Marlene Huissoud & Marcin Rusak, duo show, 13.9 – 18.11.2018. Vernissage: 13.9.2018
– Season X- Land/Scapes with François Moret, Carine Boxy, Bela Silva & Kaspar Hamacher, 22.11.2018 – Feb 2019
Art Brussels – The Random Collection: all the pieces are back to the gallery ! and will move to Interieur in Kortrijk from 18-22.10.2018
From 19 until 22 April, Spazio Nobile exhibited The Random Collection at Art Brussels, Tour & Taxis, booth D 30 (Art Brussels Editions) . Preview on Thursday 19 April, 11 am – 5 pm followed by the vernissage until 10 pm.
Group show with Francesco Balzano, Laetitia Bica, Carlo Brandelli, Chen & Williams, Jeanine Cohen, Garnier & Linker, Damien Gernay, Kaspar Hamacher, Amy Hilton, Marlène Huissoud, Noro Khachatryan, Matthias Kohn, Valériane Lazard & Paul Brissonnet, Tomas Libertiny, Isaac Monté, Bela Silva, Piet Stockmans, Frederik Vercruysse, Fabian von Spreckelsen, Oskar Zieta.
The Random Collection features unique pieces in a multiple series of min 12 up to 20, including 1 to 4 A.P. The Random Collection reflects the philosophy and art direction of Spazio Nobile since 2016 by offering to the collectors a vision and appreciation of contemporary applied arts, design and photography. Through a curated selection and edition of objects, works on paper and photographs, the gallery highlights experimental art and design processes, in line with its quest for original pieces that can range from a functional object to an artwork. The continuous dialogue between the gallery and the designers, artists and photographers is enriched by the print and online magazine, TLmag_True Living of Art & Design that celebrates its 10 years anniversary in 2018-2019. The Random Collection offers a new kind of platform to the creatives for developing multiple series that keep their uniqueness thanks to their singular, poetic and innovative processes.
About the gallery
Photo Jörg Bräuer
About Spazio Nobile
By opening Spazio Nobile in April 2016, in the dynamic and cosmopolitan Ixelles neighbourhood of Brussels (Belgium), Lise Coirier and Gian Giuseppe Simeone have united their passions for design and art history, initiating a dialogue between contemporary applied arts, design and photography. Commissioning unique pieces, limited editions and installations that are both experimental and artistic, with a particular sensibility to everything nature and minerality, the gallery organises four to five exhibits each year, dedicated to both rising and established talents, without creating borders between the disciplines, the visual arts dialoguing with the fine arts.
À propos de Spazio Nobile
En ouvrant Spazio Nobile en avril 2016 dans le quartier très animé et cosmopolite d’Ixelles à Bruxelles (BE), Lise Coirier et Gian Giuseppe Simeone ont uni leurs passions pour la création et l’histoire de l’art en prenant le parti de faire dialoguer arts appliqués contemporains, design et photographie. En donnant l’impulsion à la création de pièces uniques, d’éditions limitées et d’installations à la fois expérimentales et artistiques, avec une sensibilité particulière à tout ce qui touche à la nature et à la minéralité, la galerie organise chaque année quatre à cinq expositions dédiées à des talents émergents ou déjà confirmés. Sans mettre de frontière entre les disciplines, les arts visuels côtoient les beaux-arts.