Furnace Design Studio
General Public Hours
Description of Work
Furnace Design Studio, hailed as one of the trendiest and hippest studios in the Midwest, mixes talent, creativity and business savvy, to create a unique upscale studio
and event facility. Artists and founding partners Michelle Plucinsky and Chris Nordin
fabricate and design site-specific bodies of work, mainly in glass, for private and public
spaces. Using hand sculpted glass, blown glass, metal, wood, and quite often hand
forged steel, Furnace Design Studio creates one-of-a-kind sculptures and fixtures that
help clients stand out from their competitors. In addition to corporate awards for
business clients, their work can be viewed in many area landmark restaurants and office
complexes throughout the US such as the ‘Forest of Reconigition’ in the Henry Ford
West Bloomfield hospital, and the Miami Marriot in Florida to name a few.
Glassblower, designer, sculptor
Contemporary Modern design plays a big role in my designs and glass sculpture. Much
of my work evolves around themes of nature and color pattern. I make those ideas
interact within our daily lives and modern culture by producing works that are both
beautiful and interesting, creating a dialog with the viewer.
Although I am classically trained as a glass craftsman, I currently find myself starting
to employ a variety of mixed media, from natural elements such as plants and foliage to
wood and metal that mimics nature. These materials help me to fully embellish my
ideas and create the finished look I desire.
Glassblower, Sculptor, Designer
History, tradition, and technique are the main influence of every piece of work that I do.
These three sources are highly integrated together with Italian glass culture.
Not limiting myself to traditional materials, my work continually draws me towards
alternative mixed media. Knowing that the sculptural side of my work is the true
challenge to my creative processes, this opens the door to the ever-challenging sport of
technical blowing, allowing me to sharpen my skills to a level that satisfies my technical
needs. Technical glassblowing is an endless road, which is why I love using glass as a
medium, either as sculpture or sport.
For more information on Furnace Design Studio, please contact: 734-436-8903 or Email : CNordin@FDSdetroit.com
Appetizers and beverages served in the Building 18 Lobby.
Wednesday, September 27th
5:00PM - 7:00PM
Building 18 Lobby
Open to the public