“Hot Tools” is the fruit of experiments with glass conducted by students in the second year of their Master’s in Product Design led by designer Ronan Bouroullec and glassblower Matteo Gonet.
This exhibition presents experiments and research carried out by students in their second year of the Master’s in Product Design under the direction of Alexis Georgacopoulos. “After a visit lasting a few hours to the workshop of glassblower Matteo Gonet in Basle, students had to design and produce tools and utensils, and invent scenarios that would create an interesting effect in Matteo’s artisanal glass-making process. We had five days to create a successful test palette,” explains designer Ronan Bouroullec, who led this workshop. For Matteo Gonet, the workshop sessions were intense and animated, but the challenge was won. “Tools made by students themselves took the form of wooden moulds, stones, glass and copper powder, leather… This approach is really very interesting!”