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Danny Lane is born in Urbana, Illinois in 1955 and is the leading exponent of glass sculpture.

His monumental arrangements of stacked glass exploit the potential of the medium on a scale attempted by no-one else. From beginnings in the design and manufacture of glass furniture, his expertise in shaping and cutting objects that in themselves transform the function of the domestic objects they correspond to has provided him with a gamut of techniques to deploy in a series of large-scale free-standing and architectural commissions.

Lane’s work combines a monumental, and at times brutal, physicality; stacked and fractured glass, twisted or rusted steel, with his strong belief in the metaphysical and transcendental qualities of art.

Through exploiting the strength of glass under compression and combining feats of design and engineering, Lane produces work that has sophisticated construction despite the apparent simplicity Glass is an inherently unstable, brittle substance, associated more frequently with delicacy and fragility than with the flexibility and load-bearing capacity that Danny Lane obliges it to maintain. Its unevenly broken edges and stratifications in his work refract the light that often makes a vacancy of glass in public, transferring into visual form the instability that the physical tension of his sculptures keeps triumphantly at bay.

Danny Lane was, with Ron Arad and Tom Dixon, an architect of the avant-garde furniture movement of the 1980s. His sculptural glass furniture such as the dramatic Etruscan Chair (1986) and Stacking Chair, introduced the thrill of broken glass to the slick design world of the 80's.Danny Lane’s work is in museums, private and corporate collections worldwide.




Danny Lane by Inception Gallery

Danny Lane by Inception Gallery

Danny Lane by Inception Gallery

Danny Lane by Inception Gallery

Danny Lane by Inception Gallery







2015        BLUE MOON The Art of the Elements Compton Verney Warwickshire

2009        COMPRESSION  Dilmos Milan

2007        THE NORDIC HOUSE  Faroe Islands

               DANNY LANE SCULPTURE  Haughley Park Suffolk UK

2006        GALERIE DER MODERNE  Munich

2005        GLOBAL ART GLASS 2005  Borgholm Castle  Sweden

               LA FRANCE MANDARINE  National Museum Beijing China

2004        COLLECT Victoria & Albert Museum London


               Geffrye Museum  London

               Millennium Galleries Sheffi

2002        20 th CENTURY ARTS FAIR  New York

               GLOBAL ART GLASS Borgholm Castle  Sweden

2002        SITTING PRETTY  Belsay Hall  Northumberland

               Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts  Norfolk  


               Peggy Guggenheim Collection Venice

2001        BOMBAY SAPPHIRE BLUE ROOM @ OXO London Touring Exhibition

               SCULPTURE IN THE CLOSE  Jesus College Cambridge

               INDUSTRY OF ONE  Crafts Council Touring Exhibition

2000        LAWN SUSHI AND TOBLERONE Henley Festival 2000 UK

               20 th CENTURY ARTS FAIR New York

               DESIGN WORLD 2000 Museum of Art and Design Korkeavucrenkatu Helsinki

1999        20th CENTURY ARTS FAIR New York

               BREAKING TRADITION with Mallett of Bond Street at Bourdon House London

1998        SPIRIT OF THE TIMES Bowes Museum County Durham

               ART ‘98 London

1996        THIS IS THE MODERN WORLD: Furnishings of the 20th Century

               Venezia Aperto Vetro Venice Italy

               The Museum of Fine Arts Boston U. S. A.

1995        13 AFTER MEMPHIS Museum fur Kunsthandwerk Frankfurt


               Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum and Regional Museums

1995        Musée National De Céramique Sèvres France

               COULEURS ET TRANSPARENCE, Chef d’Oeuvres du Verre

               Reunion des Musées Nationaux Paris

1994        ULTIMATE FURNITURE Bradford Design Exchange Bradford

               Contrasts Gallery Hong Kong

               SAND AND LIGHT Röhsska Museet Göteburg

1992        DANNY LANE Outdoor Sculpture Installation Economist Plaza St. James’s London 1993                   

               SAND AND LIGHT Mathildehöhe Darmstadt

1991        CITY STEEL Crafts Council London

               NOMADS OF GLASS Barcelona


1990        DANNY LANE Crucial London

               DANNY LANE Galerie Margine Zurich


               HOMAGE TO THE PANTON CHAIR Vitra Museum West Germany

               Modern Age New York

               BORDERLINE ’90 Pesaro;

               EXISTENZ MAXIMUM Florence

               BRITISH DESIGN 1990 Japan  Furniture by Ron Arad Tom Dixon and Danny Lane      

               Viaduct Furniture London

1989        DANNY LANE Art To Use Frankfurt

1988        DANNY LANE Dilmos Milan

               IN VITRO CRYSTALLISATION Themes and Variations London

               DANNY LANE Yves Gastou Paris

1986        DEA Zeus Milan

               LIGHT VALUES Crafts Council Gallery London

               NEW FURNITURE Aberystwyth Arts Centre Wales

               NEW MOVEMENTS IN FURNITURE Midlands Arts Centre Birmingham

               DANNY LANE One Off London

1985        Zeus Milan

               STYLE 86’ London; Crucial London