2007 MEELI KÕIVA at the world’s biggest glass conference GPD

Artist Meeli Kõiva gave a presentation at the worlds biggest glass conference.

The presentation, called “Metamorphosis in glass space installations” was given at the Tampere Glass Processing Days in June, which is one of the most distinguished glass conferences in the world. This was the tenth year that the conference took place.

In her presentation Meeli Kõiva introduced the process of both the artistic and technological birth of her project in the last couple of years.
One of the projects was the 15 metre glass and light sculpture called “Reactive River”, which was presented at the European Parliament in Brussels on Estonian Independence Day in February. The presentation also featured the glass and light sculpture made for the headquarters of the world’s leading glass company Glaston Ltd. OY. Meeli Kõiva again proved with her presentation that modern glass architecture needs new high-tech solutions that fit the modern glass environment, providing something new and surprising for the viewer.

The presentation was also published in the impressive 900 page conference book. Meeli Kõiva aroused international attention and excitement with her new technological features in the field of glass and light and caught the attention of many leading architects and engineers.

This was the fifth time Meeli Kõiva has performed at the GPD. There were almost 900 participants, about 200 of whom gave presentations. The organisers focused on innovative and trend-setting participants.Also most of the worlds leading architects, engineers, designers and the biggest glass producers were represented including Saint-Gobain, Pilkington, Nippon Sheet Glass, Guardian Industries Corp., Glaverbel, Glaston, Bavelloni, and Corning.

Tom Fox