Nikolas Weinstein was born in New York City in 1968, and established his sculpture studio in San Francisco in 1991. His site-specific installations lie at the intersection of art, architecture and the natural world, leveraging new technologies to build living works in glass. The sculptures respond to the architectural space by contrasting and integrating with their surroundings, and range in scale from small and intimate to large works that define the character of an entire space.
The studio team's experience ranges from glassblowing to engineering and from industrial design to robotics. The Studio is deeply committed to innovation, and works regularly with Arup's London research division and Corning engineers to push the boundaries of glass as a sculptural material in the context of architecture. Major glassworks for public spaces include collaborations with the offices of Frank O. Gehry and Norman Foster.