As part of the European Days of Crafts, Société Générale presents an exhibition #LaMêmePassion. Innovative and unusual, it has the peculiarity of being the first exhibition born from tweets. Interactive and masterful works will be presented from March 31th to April 2sd in the emblematic Bastille Design Center, a former 19th century factory.
The meeting between a Best Worker of France and a young apprentice
Best Artisrier of France in 2011 in the category glassworks with torch, Adrian Colin shared his know-how with Laura Germain. This communication graduate dreams of one day having her glass workshop. Together they recreated sublime letters from the apprentice’s tweet.
Je rêve de découvrir le métier de souffleur de verre avec un MOF! #LaMemePassion
— LRDNC (@LRDNC) 6 mars 2017
After studying in Paris, it was finally in Dinan, where he came from, that Adrian decided to settle down. It was at the heart of his charming studio that he welcomed Laura to transform her tweet into a work of art, now called “Souffle créateur”.
The dialogue between the two enthusiasts is established and the heart of the discussion is of course the know-how and the mastery of the glass: “It is one of the rare materials that is transparent and plays a lot with light. It is seen as brittle, rigid, but when it is in fusion, it is all the reverse! ” “Says Adrian.
The glass seems almost magical. Melted with a torch with a flame reaching 1800 ° C, stretched and then bent, the letters appear and are then re-baked in a 560 °oven. A hundred hours were necessary in order to carry out such a work.
“Crystalline letters, finesse, transparency and fixed movements: everything evokes the beauty of the fragile and precious moment,” says the Master Glassmaker in a very poetic way. Between emotion and mastery, it is certain that the succession is indeed present, and the transmission of this passion for the glass already taken care of by the younger generation.
To discover the work in real size and animated by a light source, go to the Bastille Design Center from March 31th to April 2th. From stained glass to chocolate, wood and sculpture, this exhibition 2.0 will reveal the excellence of these ancestral crafts that continue to live through the Millenials generation.
Produced by the FRED & FARID Paris agency and sponsored by the famous chocolate artisan Georges Larnicol, to participate in a totally immersive course that will allow all to interact with these amazing realizations forged from noble and unexpected materials.
Practical information: Free exhibition # LaMêmePassion – to participate, click here. Opening hours: Friday March 31 from 9 am to 8 pm, Saturday April 1st from 10 am to 7 pm, Sunday April 2sd from 11 am to 6 pm Bastille Design Center, 74 boulevard Richard Lenoir 75011 Paris