Atelier NL

For more than a decade, Nadine Sterk and Lonny van Ryswyck of the Dutch design studio Atelier NL have asked people from around the world to send them a small amount of sand. The designers heat the sand at very high temperatures, creating glass that reveals colors and textures unique tot eh specific geological source of each sand sample.

Atelier NL focuses attention on sand and glass as a way to make visible the intimate relationships people have with the Earth and their local environment.

To See The World In A Grain Of Sand is on view at the Chrysler Museum of Art August 12, 2022 to January 2, 2023.