Category: Curved Glass

Frequently Asked Questions about Glass Railings

Glass railing for architectural glass design

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

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 »

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 »

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 »

Curved Glass for Revolving Doors

Bent Glass Design provides glass designs for revolving glass doors

Revolving doors are an aesthetic feature of a building entrance, as well as a practical solution from an energy efficiency perspective. Both traditional manual-style and automatic revolving doors offer a range of material choices, including polished or brushed stainless steel, brass or bronze finishes.  Curved tempered glass or laminated glass can be specified for the… 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 »

Privacy Glass in Philadelphia Hospital Enhances the Patient Experience

Privacy Glass is a unique interior or exterior option for glazing in many applications, including shower enclosures, windows, projection displays, and skylights.  One special use of this glazing is found in patients’ rooms at a major Philadelphia hospital.  Privacy glass enables gives patients control turn glass partitions from clear to translucent with the flip of… Read more »

How Curved Glass is Used for Residential Windows

Curved Glass Window in Front of Home

Boscawen, New Hampshire is the home of KSD Custom Wood Products, Inc., a supplier of custom crafted wood windows and doors.  These traditional windows and doors are found in many residential, commercial, educational, and institutional buildings.  In some cases, these windows and doors are comprised of curved glass that is installed into insulating glass units, delivering both… Read more »