Category: Bent Glass

Celebrating Paul Pich at Bent Glass Design

Bent Glass Design employee retirement

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

Curved glass window for architectural glass design

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?

Public school building with laminated glass

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

Bent glass for skylight windows in building

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

Stained Glass from Milano Glassworks

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

PolyMagic™ LED Glass from Bent Glass Design

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 »

Measuring Bent Glass

When you are describing a piece of flat glass, it comes down to three dimensions—the thickness, the length, and the width.  With bent glass, the thickness is easy to specify, but it gets more complicated to specify the dimensions related to shape.  Here are the terms that you will need to specify when describing bent… Read more »

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 »