Life in Glass


by David Mellor Design



A special exhibition of the glass design for Kosta and Åfors by Ernest Gordon Adsetts, the Sheffield-born artist who was a leading figure in the Scandinavian glass industry in the mid-20th century. Free exhibition at the David Mellor Design Museum in Hathersage, near Sheffield. 10 March – 20 April 2017.

David Mellor are proud to host a special exhibition of key works from the life of Ernest Gordon Adsetts at the David Mellor Design Museum in Hathersage.

Sheffield-born Ernest Gordon Adsetts was a leading figure in the internationally renowned Swedish glass industry at a time when ‘Scandinavian Design' was becoming celebrated the world over. Adsetts designed for internationally renowned Swedish firm Kosta, then subsequently for the Åfors glassworks.

The parallels with David Mellor are striking in that these two Sheffield designers, born just a few years apart, both studied at the Sheffield College of Art, the Royal College of Art, and went on to have a profound influence on modern glass and metalwork the world over.

This is the first exhibition of a designer other than David or Corin Mellor to take place at the David Mellor Design Museum.

Free Exhibition
10 March – 20 April 2017
Monday to Saturday 10am – 5pm, Sunday 11am – 5pm

David Mellor
The Round Building
S32 1BA

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