Shanghai’s bright new Museum of Glass opened the other day included in Shanghai’s plan to become an internationally essential social and creative center by starting 100 museums in ten years.
Shanghai-based German new company Logon managed the exterior and structure of the public. Germany’s Glashtte Lambets provided the enameled glass employed for the museum’s faade written with glass-industry conditions in five languages.
CONTROL ASIA, also located in Shanghai, was responsible for the general museum idea, art path, design and supervision of the museum inside. It had been also the principle guide for curation, advertising and operation, in addition to control of a global group of designers, artists, developers, filmmakers and media specialists.
COORDINATION’s Tilman Thrmer shows TCH they employed black lacquered glass for the inside (cases, ground, furniture, walls), but left the present structure untouched. The museum building is just a former glassmaking course, among 30 former bottling-plant buildings that the Shanghai Glass Co. still owns.
The black, smooth glass of the inside shows the LIGHT emitting diode lights and displays situated through the room, developing a shiny and gleaming multi-dimensional sense. This emphasizes the connection, interdependence and impacts of resources, locations, times and individuals active in the art, art and industry of glass.
The style of the displays and area and the use of different media help where the customer is led through the history of glass create an active and participatory public knowledge.
‘Designwise, we desired to produce a bit of black crystal glass. Glowing, showing, smooth and deep,’ Thrmer says.