Category: Artistic Glass Design

Decorative Color Options for Bent Glass

Glass comes in colors, interlayers come in colors, and colors and images can be printed on both to add an element of decoration to glass partitions, railings, exterior glass, and shower doors.  Another way to create a buzz where the colors shift depending on the viewing angle is with dichroic films.  3M offers non-metallic, corrosion-free… Read more »

Stronger, Lighter Glass for Interiors

Architectural glass design

The thicker the glass, the greater the strength.  Not so with chemically strengthened glass.  Elevecture, located in New York City, has incorporated 2mm chemically strengthened glass in building lobbies and interior elevator cabs—high traffic areas that are often subjected to impacts or scratches.  More information is available from Elevecture. Chemically strengthened glass offers two more… Read more »

Bent Glass Design and Devil’s Detail

Architectural glass design in skyscraper

The Architectural Glass and Metal Association (AGMA) is a trade association serving regional glazing contractors in the greater Philadelphia area. The association serves as a resource for professional contractors engaged in interior and exterior glass applications.  Its publication, Devil’s Detail, recently focused on bent glass, and Bent Glass Design was a contributor to this interesting article. Click… Read more »

Glass Display Cases Entice Shoppers

Let’s face it, shoppers want to see what they are buying when it comes to food.  Glass is hygienic, attractive, and easy to clean—attributes that enhance the shopping experience.  RPI Industries, located in Medford, New Jersey, have over 30-years’ experience manufacturing refrigerated and non-refrigerated glass cases for the hospitality and food service markets. Standard or… Read more »

Curved Laminated Glass Showcases Jewelry

Showcase Glass for Businesses and Jewelry

Showcase cases enable the view of all types of products, especially for shoppers looking for jewelry. There is nothing as eye-catching as a sparkling diamond or as tempting as a beautiful strand of pearls. The reason showcases can attract the viewer to the product such as jewelry is because of the crystal-clear glass around the… Read more »

Curved Glass Enhances Theater Facade

The Park Theater in Jaffrey, New Hampshire, is a new venue for live performances, movies, and local school productions that follows in the footsteps of the original Park Theater, a movie and vaudeville house that operated in Jaffrey from 1922 to 1976.  Although its planned reopening in 2020 was thwarted by the corona virus pandemic, the… Read more »

Clearer than Clear ….Glass that is ultra-clear

Ultra clear glass

In the world of clear architectural glass, ultra-clear low-iron glass is a designer favorite. Why is this? Soda-lime glass, the most common form of architectural glass produced is composed of about 70 percent silica (silicon dioxide), 15 percent soda (sodium oxide), and 9 percent lime (calcium oxide), with much smaller amounts of various other compounds.  Iron is the major metal… Read more »

Glass Walkways: Beautiful, but are they safe?

Glass Walkway with staircase

Glass walkways and stairs can easily become the center attraction of any interior space.  Indeed, glass brings a lightness and beauty to most architectural applications, but there are some guidelines to follow in designing and ordering glass for these applications. Design approach The International Building Code addresses subject by referencing an ASTM standard, E2741, Standard Practice… Read more »

The Benefits of Glass Doors in Your Office or Home

Laminated Glass Doors for Office Building

Have you been thinking about installing glass doors inside of your home or business? While some people worry about keeping them clean and the inherent lack of privacy that comes along with glass doors, there are also plenty of benefits that come with having these types of doors in your home or business. Here are… Read more »

Using Interlayers to Create Artistic Glass Designs

Glass is widely used in commercial and residential buildings for everything from windows to countertops to floors. This versatile material is also available in nearly any imaginable shape or size. One newer trend that is becoming popular is using interlayers to create artistic glass designs. The glass in your building may serve multiple purposes, including… Read more »