Kate Maestri, award winning architectural glass artist

London based artist Kate Maestri specialises in the innovative use of contemporary architectural glass. She works to commission in collaboration with architects and engineers across a wide range of site-specific projects.

Her work explores the use of structural and three-dimensional, contemporary stained glass. The intent is to create an environment in which the colour, light and form of sculptural glass works in harmony with the architecture.

Recent projects include a curved glass wall for a major commercial development in Portman Square, London, a stained glass atrium for Liverpool John Moores University and a glass pedestrian bridge for the new Wolverhampton Travel Interchange.

Previous commissions have included a ten-storey glass tower for Wilton Plaza, London, a curved glass balustrade running through the main concourse of the Sage, Gateshead and a stained glass pavilion for the Environment Agency in Bristol.

Clients include Land Securities, British Land, the Kings Fund, NHS Trusts and local authorities, and she has collaborated with such architects as Jestico + Whiles, Foster + Partners and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.

Kate Maestri's work is in the tradition of Josef Albers and those who have followed on afterwards in the exploration of interactive colours.”

A.Moor, Colours of Architecture-Coloured Glass in Contemporary Buildings

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  2. London Studio

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  • Title

    Glasses for all occasions

    Exhibition

    Royal Festival Hall, London

    Date

    London Design Festival 2007
  • A collaboration between Raw Nerve, Creative Lewisham Agency and the London Design Festival, the Deptford Design Market Challenge, brought together an eclectic mix of 27 of the world's top designers for an inventive and provocative project.

    The designers, who included Conran and Partners, Stuart Haygarth, Kate Maestri and Based Upon, were each asked to pick a second-hand object – a paint box, a guitar, a perfume bottle – bought from Deptford Market. Their task was to challenge preconceptions of usefulness and beauty, using their talents to re-work the item, creating something unique, desirable and functional.

  • The re-designed items, now transformed from humble bargains to design icons, were displayed at the newly refurbished Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall as part of the London Design Festival.

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