Aristocrazy Design Bootcamp 2019

For the second year in a row, Madrid Design Festival welcomes Aristocrazy Design Bootcamp: a co– creation initiative to support young and creative emerging talent.

On this occasion, the expert committee, made up of BIAAF, has selected two participants from: the Royal Academy of Antwerp, the Shenkar School of Israel, the FIT of New York and the BIAAF of Bilbao. The selected group will participate during the 13th, 14th, 15th and 16th of February in a unique educational experience called Soul of Glass, a workshop designed by Aristocrazy under the tutelage of the design studio Mayice.

The purpose of the Soul of Glass programme is to teach visitors about glass, one of the most complex, delicate and magical mate- rials in creating all types of pieces. As part of the theoretical and hands– on training, the course includes a visit to the Royal Glass Factory Museum located in La Granja de San Ildefonso, where they will receive a masterclass from a master glassmaker with over 20 years of experience.

During the session, participants can learn first– hand about some of the techniques employed to work with this material, such as glassblowing and transforming glass into borosilicate crystals, popularly known as Pyrex.

Attendees will have to work with concepts, ideas and shapes to create a unique, exclusive and conceptual piece that represents the values of a gem and this material’s soul. Subsequently, each work will be backlit with lights and magnifying lenses to then projected in order to enhance the beauty of the creations made.

Mayice Studio centres its activities on architecture and product design. The studio’s work during the last four years has centred on investigating the effects light creates through materials, with special attention given to glass.