Frequently Asked Questions about Glass Railings

Glass railings are part of many interior and exterior spaces. These railings can be constructed with flat or curved glass, but the building code requirements are the same. Here are some typical questions. Q:  What type of glass can be used in a handrail or guard? A: Section 2407 of the International Building Code states,… Read more »

Celebrating Paul Pich at Bent Glass Design

One of Bent Glass Design’s most familiar faces in its Hatboro factory is that of Paul Pich. For 29 years, Paul has been a major contributor to the day-to-day operation of the company. According to Plant Manager Wendi Helms, “Paul can do it all. He ran the ovens, laminated, insulated, and he generously shares his knowledge with… Read more »

Customizing Architectural Glass

Whether it is monolithic, laminated or insulated, curved glass is sure to turn a standard glass application into one that is unique and eye-catching. There are many options to consider when customizing architectural glass. How to Plan Your Glass Design First, what is the glass shape and size that best complements the designer’s vision for the… Read more »

2022 is the Year of Glass

Glass comes center stage this year as the United Nations and other organizations honor this versatile material for its versatility and technical attributes. The United Nations International Year of Glass celebrates the important role this material has in society. Importance of Glass in the World Applications include glass optical fibers essential to global communications, chemically… Read more »

Glass in Schools, What’s to Know?

The first thing to recognize is that there are different types of glass, and some offer better performance than others. For example, monolithic glass can break and when it does, the glass will vacate the frame.  Laminated glass can break too, but it is held in place after breakage by its bonding interlayer. The first… Read more »

Skylights and the Benefits of Natural Light

Overhead glass, whether flat or curved, has many positive benefits for people inside buildings. Rather than depend on electric lights to illuminate the interior areas of buildings, skylights and other forms of overhead glazing, enable natural light to enter the building to perform the same function.  Natural Light Benefits Studies have shown that natural light… Read more »

Milano Glassworks – Stained Glass Studio

The collaboration between Milano Glassworks and Bent Glass Design has resulted in custom glass for a variety of residential and commercial architectural applications, including glass railings, entryways, doors, and sidelites. Milano Glassworks has been recognized for its stained glass with traditional lead caming since 1993, but that is not all this small, family-run company can… Read more »

Magical Laminated Glass

Bent Glass Design is a fabricator of laminated glass with some unusual performance options. For instance, Polyvision® Switchable Privacy Glass offers designers the ability to go from clear to translucent with the flick of a switch. All kinds of architectural applications come to mind, including conference room glass, bath and shower enclosures, and hospital rooms…. Read more »

NK Woodworking & Design

As a specialty architectural glass fabricator, we at Bent Glass Design, have occasion to work with exceptionally talented artists.  One of these artists is Nathie Katzoff, founder of NK Woodworking & Design in Seattle. Nathie creates one-of-a-kind spectacular staircases, furniture and other architectural art pieces. The staircases designed by NK Woodworking have a sculptural appearance,… Read more »

Architectural Glass on a Yacht? You Betcha!

Beautiful architectural glass is not restricted to buildings.  Take a recent glass refit of a privately owned motor yacht completed by Derecktor Shipyards at their Dania shipyard.  The architectural laminated glass manufactured by Bent Glass Design for their sister company, ProCurve Glass, was installed in windscreens and around a jacuzzi and firepit on the upper… Read more »