Vignelli Center Lecture: Rob Cassetti
Lecture title: "Adventures in Glass"
Rob Cassetti joined the Corning Museum in 1999 as manager of education and creative services. He became a director in 2001, developing innovative public programs, including the Museum's hot glass demonstrations, 2300° events and traveling initiatives. Prior to joining the Museum, Cassetti worked over 10 years as a glass designer with Steuben Glass in New York City In 1993, he led a team of artists, designers, curators and scientists to plan the Museum's new Glass Innovation Center, an award-winning exhibit, designed by Ralph Appelbaum Associates, New York, that explores the elusive process of invention and celebrates key moments in glass history
As Senior Director of the Corning Museum of Glass. Cassetti will describe the arc of a career, based in design that has been propelled by a passion for a single material. A self-described glass evangelist, Cassetti creates programs, objects, places and experiences intended to reveal the subtle magic of glass. He will tell the story of how a simple glass demonstration in Corning, NY sparked a need for new mobile glassblowing technology that eventually led to groundbreaking glassmaking initiatives that now take place around the world. One of those initiatives is GlassLab. This innovative design program brings the power of rapid prototyping in hot glass directly to the global design community. The conversation will conclude with a discussion about the power and potential of glass as a design material.
When and Where
Open to the Public