“Designwise, we wanted to create a piece of black crystal glass. Sparkling, reflecting, sleek and deep”
Shanghai’s shiny new Museum of Glass opened last week as part of Shanghai’s campaign of becoming a globally important cultural and creative centre by launching 100 museums in a decade.
Shanghai-based German architectural firm Logon handled the architecture and exterior of the museum. Germany’s Glashütte Lambets supplied the enameled glass used for the museum’s façade inscribed with glass-industry terms in ten languages. They used black lacquered glass for the interior (cases, floor, furniture, walls), but left the existing structure untouched. The museum building is a former glassmaking workshop, one of 30 former bottling-plant structures that the Shanghai Glass Co. still owns.
The Shanghai Museum of Glass and G+ Glass Theme Park provide people with a place where they can enjoy experience of different levels and spend a wonderful day inside, participating in interactive exhibitions, listen to lectures, DIY glass works, learn the history of glass, visit studios of glass artists, take high tea and coffee, and enjoy relaxation in our enchanting courtyard. In these ways they can relax their minds and share everything that our museum has to offer.