French designer Gregory Granados imagines the ideal shape of a vase/flower pot for a dancing plant. His discreet and subtle research questions the connection between the shaping of a given material and the sound it emits, investigating the acoustic properties of glass.
In 2019, Gregory Granados was awarded the grand prix of Design Parades Hyères, and started his one-year residency at the Centre International de Recherche sur le Verre et les Arts Plastiques to produce a glass vase. He rapidly started to imagine a series of vases whose purpose is not only to receive flowers, but to provide a home for a group of dancing plants.
Gregory Granados is in turn a dancer, a musician and even a gardener. In this Cahier du Cirva he drew the ideal shape of a vase meant as an environment for a growing Desmodium gyrans. In his quiet and subtle research, he assembled existing shapes and fragments, like a kind of sampling of forms. In his own words, his outlook is both festive and thoughtful and can be described by a list of actions: collecting, fragmenting, assembling. This framework describes the methodology he applies to his glass work.
This book focuses on the research, process and offshoots of his work at the Cirva. It includes a variety of approaches ranging from glass pieces to virtual pictures made by algorithm. This publication grew organically and does not aim to be exhaustive, but is meant to be both a window on his mind and a creative experiment. Stanislas Colodiet, director of the Cirva, recalled Gregory Granados's time at the Cirva and the gradual unfolding of his creative process and Johanna Himmelsbach did the graphic design.
Born in Normandy in 1991, Grégory Granados He began his studies as a cabinetmaker, an instrument maker, and a carpenter, and is now holding a DNSEP in object design. His work combines a number of disciplines, including music, dance, gardening, and computer coding.