Category: Different Types of Glass

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 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 »

Glass Observation Decks Are the Future

glass observation decks

The glass observation decks attached to some of the world’s highest skyscrapers attract thousands of visitors every year. It’s not only the cool architecture that attracts them, but also the views and thrill of walking on the decks. Sleek Look The design aesthetic of glass observation decks present a sleek look and depending on how… Read more »

How You Can Use Glass in Your Home

bent glass table

Glass can be a creative material to use in your home. Glass designs have come a long way throughout the years and incorporating them in your home can give it a great look to your home. Here are some cool options for using glass: Kitchens and Bathrooms Glass tiles in your kitchen or bathroom can… Read more »

Bent Glass is Everywhere

greenhouse made of glass

Glass can be found almost everywhere in the world in buildings, structures, vehicles, etc. We don’t really notice it because it’s in our everyday lives. Next time you’re out and about, take a look at all the glass structures around you. Buildings There are plenty of skyscrapers and architectural structures in cities that are made… Read more »