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“We’re fascinated by glass! That’s why we want to make German and European glass culture more visible! As initiators of Glasspool we have been focusing for many years on the theme of art and design for glass. Our work has been part theoretical, part practical and always with passionate involvement! We are glad to have found so many supporters and fellow enthusiasts for our shared goal of setting up an Internet platform. Your input is vital for our website and our Facebook page. Do let us know if you are keen to bring something to our attention. As an independent association we finance our activities through donations and members’ subscriptions. Your support is key! Professional help and active involvement of our members is always welcome! We’re glad to know you’re on side!”
Anneli Kraft and Xenia Riemann, June 2017.

glasspool e.V.

Designers, artists, academics, manufacturers, collectors, glass-enthusiasts – this new German/English portal is intended for everyone interested in glass design and art. It brings people together, supports and encourages them. The website seeks to make public the vibrant nature of the creative glass-scene and the tradition of glass production in the context of European glass-culture. The internet portal will be sustained and coordinated by the registered association glaspool e. V. Its aim is to promote German and European glassware and bring it into the spotlight. Its focus is on top-quality in the fields of everyday glass and hollow glassware as well as artworks made of glass.

Founder members

Thierry Boissel, Head of the Glass Workshop at the Academy of Fine Art, Munich; Irmgard Braun-Ditzen, Head of Product Design and Product Development at Zwiesel Kristallglas; Matthias Gangkofner, Chairman of the Board of the Theresienthal Foundation; Nadania Idriss, Executive Director of the registered association, Berlin Glas; Dedo von Kerssenbrock-Krosigk, Director of the Hentrich Glass Museum in the Kunstpalast Museum, Düsseldorf; Anneli Kraft, researcher at the Museum für Konkrete Kunst, Ingolstadt; Sharon Krenkel, researcher at the Faculty of Inorganic and Non-metallic Materials of the Technical University, Ilmenau; Edda Rädlein, Professor at the Faculty of Inorganic and Non-metallic Materials of the Technical University, Ilmenau; Xenia Riemann-Tyroller, curator for Die Neue Sammlung – Design Museum, Munich; Clementine Schack von Wittenau, former Director of the European Glass Museum, Veste Coburg Art Collections, Berlin