This summer marks the 20th Anniversary of industrial designer Sebastian Bergne’s studio. To celebrate, the exhibition ‘Blow by Blow’ is being staged at Somerset House showing a collection of unseen personal glass projects.
BLOW BY BLOW, 10th-27th June 2010
SOMERSET HOUSE (Courtyard Room, South Wing)
Strand, London WC2R 1LA (020 7845 4600)
Since starting his professional practice in 1990, Bergne has collaborated with small glass making workshops to produce these private pieces alongside his regular studio activities.
This series of objects is presented against a background of his mainstream studio activities, shown in digital form, giving the visitor a unique viewpoint of Bergne’s diverse body of work.
The dozen or so projects exhibited range from his first works in glass as a student, through to bespoke shot glasses created for his own wedding to more recent projects and experiments, culminating with a Champagne flute created especially for the event.
A numbered and signed edition of 100 Capped Champagne Tubes (pictured above) are on sale at the exhibition (and on his sales portal: www.spunique.com) as well as other selected pieces.