Three years after White Gold, came a collaboration with Murano glass maker Venini where we did an audacious intervention in the processes used to make various iconic pieces of blown glass. We stopped the work at mid-point, and our full-gallery installation was revelatory of their hidden process. The result was another a dramatic repositioning of a company.
In 2005, we mounted a large scale exhibition called The 180 Year Waltz which was pivotal in repositioning the famed Austrian glass company Lobmeyr. And over the next several years, we did similar exhibitions with similar results for Moser, Meissen, KPM, Richard Ginori, Manufacture Nationale de Sevres and Baccarat.
Our experience with such clients recently is that we are often hired based on our established expertise, such as retail or curatorial experience, and once contracted and working, we are asked for a wider scope of services. We believe this is directly related to the processes described above and to a demonstration of expertise in related categories.