Gigantic Human Organs Made from Glass

Designer Sigga Heimis is currently presenting glass organs prototyped and created with GlassLab in an exhibition at Designgalleriet in Stockholm, Sweden. The exhibition (October 30 – November 15, 2013) presents gigantic glass hearts, lungs and brains to bring awareness to organ donation.

Sigga Heimis has been working with GlassLab since 2007 at ArtBasel Miami. GlassLab, a design program of The Corning Museum of Glass, provides designers with rare access to explore concepts in glass. In public ‘design performances’ or private workshops, designers and glassmakers collaborate, rapidly prototyping design concepts and using the immediacy of hot glass as a catalyst for innovation.

Using a mobile hot glass studio, GlassLab sessions have taken place in public design venues like Design Miami / Art Basel Miami and Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, offering audiences a live, authentic glimpse of the design and glassmaking processes, while allowing designers to explore the material of glass in a way that few have access to.

 

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Behind the Scenes

The iris of the eye is added

 

The final touches are added to the glass eye

 

Glassmaker Eric Meek adds detail to the glass brain designed by Sigga Heimis

 

G Brian Juk reheats the glass brain

 

 

GlassLab designer Sigga Heimis and Museum glassmaker Eric Meek created an oversized glass heart for an upcoming show in Stockholm