OVORB - Contemporary and interactive stained glass

Experience colors, transparencies and textures of glass, through elegant and interactive designs

Project visual OVORB - Contemporary and interactive stained glass
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OVORB - Contemporary and interactive stained glass

<p><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/621261/BANNIE_RE_LOGO2-1570114877.jpg" width="100%" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align:center">Stained glass artist since 2012, my artistic ambitions lead me to create&nbsp;my own brand of&nbsp;<strong>Tiffany stained glass decorative objects, jewels and lights</strong>:&nbsp;<strong>OVORB.</strong></p> <p style="text-align:center">My workshop is&nbsp;in a &quot;HackerSpace&quot;&nbsp;which is a FabLab type of organization&nbsp;in Chartres. My work reflects the philosophy of the association: <strong>sharing knowledge and using technological tools.</strong></p> <p style="text-align:center">My wish is to give to everyone access to creativity and to experience colors and transparencies through stained glass projects.</p> <p style="text-align:right"><em>Sophie Messenger</em></p> <p><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/620909/portrait_photos-1570023917.jpg" width="100%" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2><strong>The campaign&nbsp;goals</strong></h2> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3><strong>To promote an&nbsp;openminded and approachable craftsmanship</strong></h3> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>The efficiency of geometry</strong> was my first inspiration to create luminous and elegant objects.</p> <p>The way it simplifies the necessary skills makes stained glass approachable: anyone can come to my workshop in&nbsp;<a href="https://www.betamachine.fr/" target="_blank">BetaMachine</a>&nbsp;and compose a personalized stained glass object, through simple templates.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/620918/PENDENTIFS-1570024981.jpg" width="100%" /></p> <p>I am now testing the concept, while&nbsp;attending&nbsp;exhibition events (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/areonef/" target="_blank">l&rsquo;Art est aux Nefs</a>&nbsp;in&nbsp;Nantes, and soon the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.les-artisanales.com/" target="_blank">Artisanales de Chartres</a>), and teaching stained glass in <strong>evening classes</strong>, during which people can also learn to cut glass and solder the pieces.</p> <p>I would like to expand the <strong>participative</strong> aspect of my work. Exchanging is always enriching for both parties : the play of light is infinite and fascinating for all, and with dialogue and different kinds of inspirations, people inspire me new artworks.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/621033/atelier-1570039599.jpg" width="100%" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3><strong>To multiply selling platforms</strong></h3> <p>I would like to build a <strong>new website&nbsp;</strong>and make it more interactive : for example, the customer will be able to easily select different colors and patterns for lights or decorative objects.</p> <p>Also, once I will have tested my different artworks, the most successful will be copied in series and offered to sell in creator shops (here&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/BonjourBonheur28/" target="_blank">BonjourBonheur</a>, shop in Chartres, on the left).</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/620154/plateformes-1569801278.jpg" width="100%" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2><strong>INTERACTIVE AND EVOLVING PROJECTS</strong></h2> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>OV_PENROSE</strong></p> <p><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/620932/PENROSEtest7_copie-1570026194.jpg" width="100%" /></p> <p>The Penrose pendants are inspired from the discovery of the eponymous mathematician:&nbsp;<strong>the Penrose tiling.&nbsp;</strong>Using only two kinds of complementary rhombus-shaped pieces, one can create an infinity of&nbsp;patterns. I cut such pieces of glass and arrange them on an illuminated table, which&nbsp;creates a&nbsp;<strong>luminous and colorful game.</strong></p> <p>Children and adults have a lot of fun moving the pieces, like a puzzle. Then they can take a photo and even order the obtained pattern in stained glass.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3><strong>OV_PHOTON</strong></h3> <p><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/621040/ov_photon_copie-1570041411.jpg" width="100%" /></p> <p>I recently created the design of this hand lamp, OV_PHOTON. I had the idea that only a few pieces of glass&nbsp;arranged around a light source&nbsp;can <strong>change the decoration of a room. </strong>I designed this lampshade to fit tightly&nbsp;around a E27 light bulb, with a standard support. It can be bought alone and&nbsp;<strong>easily installed</strong>&nbsp;on a standard electrical system. However, I create electrical devices with textile cable that suit perfectly, so that it can be hung&nbsp;anywhere.</p> <p>A carpenter co-worker,&nbsp;Jordan Burlot, created with me a wooden bracket that can elegantly and easily (just one screw) support the hand lamp.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3><strong>3D OBJECTS</strong></h3> <p><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/620215/couv2-1569840302.gif" width="100%" /></p> <p>At first&nbsp;my goal was to create stained glass <strong>polyhedrons</strong>. Studying this subject, i developed particular<strong> soldering and assembling techniques.</strong></p> <p>In order to create a 3D geometrical shape, i simply assemble the edges of the facets, like with a cube pattern. This principle lead me to use a <strong>3D software</strong>:&nbsp; <a href="https://www.blender.org/" target="_blank">Blender</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/620993/MontageOVONE-1570029813.jpg" width="100%" /></p> <p>In order to make the&nbsp;soldering slimmer, i use&nbsp;an angled grinding head. By accident one day i perfected the result by developing a soldering technique, <strong>&quot;invisible solders&quot;.&nbsp;</strong>The facets angle, assembled in 3D, creates a chamfered corner and spares folding the copper on the pieces of glass.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/621039/soudures-1570041199.jpg" width="100%" /></p> <p>Using this last method, I created a particularly small cube jewel, <strong>OV_CUBIZM.&nbsp;</strong>It becomes &quot;magical&quot; when i add a dichroic piece of glass: the colors change by watching through different&nbsp;points of view.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/621089/CUBIZM4-1570057203.gif" width="100%" /></p> <blockquote> <p><strong>&ldquo;OV, Orbital Vehicle, are the objects that I create</strong></p> <p><strong>I am Orb.&rdquo;</strong></p> </blockquote>

Allocation of funds

<p><strong>OVORB is a passion driven&nbsp;project, a total personal investment.</strong></p> <p>With the support of relatives and of BetaMachine, I managed, little by little, to buy the materials and tools I needed to start my own business.Today, I would like to invest in serial production in order to contact home decor shops or sell online.</p> <p><strong>The major goal of this funding is to get one step higher in order to make my business last.</strong></p> <p>- Materials for 50 hand lamps (OV_PHOTON) :&nbsp;<strong>1125&euro;</strong></p> <p>- Building an interactive shop online :&nbsp;<strong>500&euro;</strong></p> <p>- Tools for evening classes :&nbsp;<strong>250&euro;</strong></p> <p>- Travel expenses and material for events :&nbsp;<strong>400&euro;</strong></p> <p>- KKBB fees :&nbsp;<strong>224&euro;</strong></p> <p><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/621091/victor-1570057805.jpg" width="100%" /></p> <h3><strong>When the first goal is reached:</strong></h3> <p>My dream is to be able to acquire a kiln.</p> <p>It would offer me the possibility to <strong>transform glass</strong> and create my own materials, using fusing, enamel coloring and thermoforming techniques.<br /> I would also be able to <strong>recycle</strong> glass (from windows or packagings), and promote an ethically responsable craftsmanship through a recycled labelling.<br /> Finally, I would be able to offer<strong> initiations for children</strong> (less than 12 Years old): with the kiln there is no need for soldering.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/621088/Four-1570055484.jpg" width="100%" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><br /> <strong>AT LAST, FOR THE MOST CURIOUS, MY CAREER PATH :</strong></p> <p><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/621086/MOISTAND-1570054665.jpg" width="100%" /></p> <p>First trained and self-taught&nbsp;in <strong>arts and graphic design,&nbsp;</strong>but aiming for a technical and manual challenge as well as a way to express myself, I finally headed towards craftwork. During a working experience in 2011, I discovered the work of stained glass. It was a t<strong>rue revelation</strong> to me, as it mixed creativity and technical skills.</p> <p>I then trained for a year and got a traditional stained glass diploma in Chartres. As well as teaching me&nbsp;the practical skills for this activity, the class&nbsp;I took was&nbsp;a strong source of inspiration, which I was able to channel by focusing on the grace of geometry and optical games. The American soldering method <strong>-Tiffany-&nbsp;</strong>offered&nbsp;more possibilities to create, specifically in 3 dimensions. I gradually acquired the experience and tools I needed to start a full time business.</p> <p>After a while, searching for options to model lampshades, I learned&nbsp;to use Blender and bought a 3D printer. That is when I discovered <a href="https://www.betamachine.fr/">BetaMachine</a>, a <strong>hackerspace,&nbsp;</strong>which&nbsp;offered the possibility to use a wide range of tools, from mechanical to technological, and to exchange skills. Finding there the right environment for my project, I rented a workspace.&nbsp;</p> <p><em>Here my workshop, a few traditional stained glass artworks (lead), and a special order for an engraving and printing file to use on&nbsp;Plexiglas.</em></p> <p><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/621075/end-1570050389.jpg" width="100%" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>




  • 5 contributions
A big thankyou, and your name on the brand new website to come. It counts!



  • 5 contributions
A post card with a photo of one of my artworks, an OVORB sticker and THANKYOU.COM



Une petite décoration à mettre sur le sapin! Soudure Tiffany (cuivre + étain) Spécial 100% atteint ! + une carte postale + MERCI.COM Les frais de port vers la France métropolitaine sont inclus

Estimated delivery: December 2019



  • 23 contributions
A small decorative "PENROSE" pendant + a post card + THANKYOU.COM

Estimated delivery: December 2019



  • 10 contributions
A cubic tealight, sent with a LED candle + a post card + THANKYOU.COM

Estimated delivery: December 2019



  • 5 contributions
KKBB EXCLUSIVE ! A personalised "cube effect" pendant, with iridescent colors, engraved with words of your choice (two or three small words) + a post card + THANKYOU.COM An email will be sent to you for the details of engravement.

Estimated delivery: December 2019



  • 6 contributions
LAUNCH SPECIAL OFFER! An OV_PHOTON handlamp with a textile electrical cable + a post card + THANKYOU.COM

Estimated delivery: December 2019



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KKBB EXCLUSIVE! A silver necklace made by a young jeweler and coworker at BetaMachine, Lauriane Serre (Lénaïade), inspired by my logo + a post card + THANKYOU.COM The pendant is about 12mm large, and the silver chain is rather short (Please mention in an email if you wish for a specific length).

Estimated delivery: December 2019



A decorative polyhedron with it's mirror base (Inspired by the representation of a 4D pyramid) + a post card + THANKYOU.COM Dimensions 150x150mm

Estimated delivery: December 2019



The choice between these two models of lampshades, OV_ONE and OV_TWO, and of colors + a post card + THANKYOU.COM Dimensions: ONE 300x150mm TWO 200x250

Estimated delivery: January 2020



An art nouveau style lampshade (traditional Tiffany style) sold with an appropriate electric fixation sytem + a post card + THANKYOU.COM Dimensions: 380 x 250mm.

Estimated delivery: February 2020



A custom made lampshade, from A to Z. Studied specially for your room and designed on a 3D software, geometrical style (with facets), colors of choice and of 40cm diametre max + a post card + THANKYOU.COM If geographically possible, you will be welcomed in my workshop for a whole afternoon, and be offered a visit of the premises, with cake and tea.

Estimated delivery: February 2020

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