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Riedel Awards: international prize dedicated to the Art of Glass

2015-12-20 | Art & culture

The recently-held ceremony for the second edition of the international prize dedicated to the art of glass manufacturing – Riedel Award – held alongside the Glass In Venice prize, saw two young but highly promising glass artists awarded for their interpretation of glass and the techniques used to create their design projects.

Riedel Awards: international prize dedicated to the Art of Glass
The Award and its founders
The Riedel Award 2015 ceremony – second edition of the international prize dedicated to the art of glass manufacturing, a result of the collaboration between Riedel Crystal, the 300 year-old global leader in varietal-specific glassware, and Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti (Venetian Institute of Science, Literature and Arts) – took place on 15 September 2015, at Palazzo Franchetti (Campo S. Stefano 2945, Venice), Istituto Veneto’s headquarters. The competition is included in the context of the Glass in Venice award, a project conceived by Istituto Veneto with the Venetian Civic Museum foundation to value the glass art heritage linked to the master glass craftsmen from Murano.

Dedicated to young artists and designers
The Riedel prize is addressed to young artists and designers (under 30) from all over the world who want to submit a design project realized through one or more techniques used in glass manufacturing to a commission of experts and professionals of the glass field. This year, the judging committee – that carefully evaluated the works – was composed by Rosa Barovier (Academic of Glass History), Gabriella Belli (Director of the Venetian Civic Museum foundation), Sandro Franchini (Director of Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti), Chiara Squarcina (Manager of Murano Museum of Glass) and chaired by Georg Riedel, the 10th generation of Riedel Crystal.

This year’s winner
The Riedel Award 2015 was assigned to the young ...






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