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The workshop

The Atelier Barrois brings together a multidisciplinary team of craftsmen, technicians and engineers. We carry out the creation, studies and production of demanding glass elements in the fields of architecture, design and arts.

Prospective, focusing on technical and conceptual innovation, our approach is deliberately contextual.

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Collaboration

Collaborating with several partners, we draw on both the craft techniques of glasswork and the most recent industrial technologies.

Each project requires its own phase of research and experimentation before going into production. We serve the projects by applying the highest sculptural quality and creating meaning.

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Creation

Over time, the Atelier Barrois has emerged as a research and development platform whose leitmotif is based on the principle of "hybrid vigour". This dynamic is fostered by the blending of ideas, technologies, cultures and contributors from a variety of backgrounds (engineers, artists, industrialists, researchers, architects).

In order to meet the needs of its partners while developing its own glass installations, the Atelier Barrois has become a crucible of invention.

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Biography

Glass is for Emmanuel Barrois a way of life, a place of freedom, a vocation born from a chance encounter. While shooting an assignment on the preservation of heritage and artistic crafts, he met a glassmaker and discovered a fascination for light, colour and the art of physically defying the material. As a self-taught man, in the 90s he began to learn glass work by restoring stained glass panels from cathedrals and abbeys. His intention is not so much to rediscover the gestures of the past, but rather to feel how the glassmakers of the 13th century created the architecture of their time and invented their modernity.

The dialogue with the architect Claude Parent in 2000, followed by his collaboration with Paul Andreu, were decisive encounters that enabled him to precise his vocation and to understand the need, in his own words, to ‘constantly call into question, to establish the principle of discomfort as a rule’. In 2010, Emmanuel Barrois was appointed Master of Art Glassmaker of Architecture by the Minister of Culture and Communication. In 2013, he is promoted to the rank of Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters.

Exhibitions

ExpositionWonderlab Musée National de Chine à Pékin

2019

Galerie Nationale des Gobelins à Paris

2019

Musée de l'université de Zokei - Japon

2015

Designer’s Days à Paris

2013

Exposition Nouvelles architectures Musée National d’Art Moderne Georges Pompidou à Paris

2012

Ecole Nationale de Beaux Arts de Paris

2011

Lectures

Université de Tokyo Zokei (Japon)

Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art à Paris

Nikken Seikke Tokyo ( Japon )

Ecole Nationale des Beaux arts de Canton (Chine)

Agence Nikken Seikke

Tokyo – Japon

2015

Ecole d’architecture de Montpellier

Ecole d’architecture de Clermont Ferrand

Press

2020

Wallpaper

30 Décembre, "We tour the minimalist new home for the Maillon theatre in Strasbourg" par Giovanna Dunmall.

Marie Godfrain

Domus

3 Décembre, "The Théâtre du Maillon in Strasbourg is not a theatre" par Marianna Guernieri.

AMC

15 octobre, « Paris-Saclay : RPBW, OMA et Gigon Guyer, Dominique Lyon, LAN et Clément Vergély réunis » par Garance Sornin.

2019

Le Parisien

29 septembre, « A Paris, la tour Wood Up espère devenir « un emblème de la construction en bois » » par Elodie Soulié.

Baukultur in Deutschland von der architekturqualität im alltag zu den ikonen der baukunst

Neue Hamburger terrassen, Hamburg Wilhelmsburg.

2014

Le Moniteur #5888

Une cité des années 1960 se relooke (Margot Guislain) - Lormont.

2013

DETAIL

Residential Complex in Bègles.

L'Architecture d'Aujourd'hui

Mai / Juin, Liliana Albertazzi, Grand-Palais.

2012

Article

M Le magazine du Monde
Rencontre avec Emmanuel Barrois, verrier – Mélina Gazsi

Mélina Gazsi

Reportage vidéo

Centre Pompidou – Frac PACA
Entretien avec Emmanuel Barrois

Article

Intramuros
Les ressources créatives du verre – Liliana Albertazzi

Liliana Albertazzi