After a successful inaugural collaboration last summer, RIT’s Vignelli Center for Design Studies is hosting another summer workshop in 2023 for professional designers who will receive a didactic experience split between RIT and The Corning Museum of Glass. New in 2023 is a Fellowship for one graduating RIT student to join the group.
The weeklong workshop is set for Sunday, June 4, to Saturday, June 10, 2023.
Designers from any discipline will be introduced to the extensive archives of the Vignelli Center that catalogs decades of process and innovation from the influential designer duo, Lella and Massimo Vignelli. Participants will reflect on the Vignellis’ design thinking and consider how to engage with the historic visionaries while finding their own voice in the iconic and challenging materiality of glass.
Inspired by the Vignelli Archives, participants will develop a project they will explore under the supervision of Vignelli Center staff and through the facilitation of master craft glassblowers from the world-class Corning Museum of Glass. Each participant will leave with a 3D-printed prototype from RIT’s Fab Lab and their final glass project fabricated at The Corning Museum of Glass.
The Vignelli Center-Corning Museum workshop is limited to 10 designers. Applications are due Tuesday, January 18.
Workshop information, including cost and application process
Workshop Fellowship information
2022 workshop videos
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