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"Museums Glass Innovation Center Wins
a DESIGN OF THE DECADE Award"
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Corning Museum of Glass
USA United States of America
The Glass Innovation Center of The Corning Museum of Glass won a Bronze
Award in the prestigious Designs of the Decade: Best in Business 1990-1999
Awards Competition co-sponsored by The Industrial Designers Society of
America (IDSA) and Business Week magazine.
The award recognizes the most compelling design/business success stories of
the 1990s and honors products and strategies that have made a significant
business impact. The Glass Innovation Center, one of the elite 36
winners, is the only museum so honored. Other winners include the
Volkswagen New Beetle and Apple Computer's iMac. The winners, selected by
top business, design, and education executives, represent the icons of
design from the past 10 years.
The report on the competition will be published in the November 29 issue of
Business Week magazine (on sale now) and in the spring 2000 issue of IDSA's
The Museum's entry was submitted by Ralph
Appelbaum Associates, exhibit designer for the Glass Innovation Center.
The Corning Museum of Glass is undertaking a $62 million renovation. On
June 19, 1999, the Museum debuted major new facilities including: the Glass
Innovation Center, which tells the stories of world-changing technological
breakthroughs in glassmaking; a glass Sculpture Gallery; a new glass
entryway; the Nature of Glass Theater, which awakens visitors to the power
and magic of glass; seven new glass shops; and a new restaurant.
Throughout 2000 the final components of the museum will open, including: the
renovated Art and History Galleries, with a renewed exhibition of the
world-renowned collection; the Regional Visitors Center, which will
introduce travelers to the attractions of the Finger Lakes region; the new
home of the Rakow Library, the world's library of record for glass; and
Crystal City, an exhibit on the history of glassmaking in the town of