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  • Profitability and possibility when interior glass shines as art
    Turning an artistic vision into reality using any material is a challenge. Working with artists, and satisfying owners with one-of-a-kind works of art displayed in a technically complex, reflective material like glass takes on all new challenges. It's these challenges, however, that make the glass as art market a lucrative showcase of glass fabrication skills. “The increasing complexities of...
  • ARCHITECTS LOOK FOR AESTHETICS AND FUNCTION WITH INTERIOR DECORATIVE GLASSInterior glass connects, bringing daylight and views to building occupants. Interior glass communicates, allowing designers to incorporate branding, signage or message boards on their glass wall surfaces. Interior glass protects, providing privacy and sound attenuation. And, interior glass offers near unlimited art and...
  • Dip-Tech CEO discusses advancements in digital printing technologiesWhat are the top trends you see in the decorative glass market today?The overarching trend we are seeing in glass decoration today is infusing glass with creative designs, functionality and sustainability. The exterior design trends are still leaning towards classic dots, lines and structure because buildings should fit in with...
  • The basics: The William H. Gross Stamp Gallery, a $66 million addition to the National Postal Museum at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C., features a striking display of digital imaging technology on glass. Architects for the project chose to feature stamp reproductions, in exacting color, on 54 illuminated windows on the exterior wall of the gallery. The window designs represent...
  • Advancing products, solutions and technologies define market
    The William H. Gross Stamp Gallery at the National Postal Museum in Washington, D.C., features stamp reproductions on 54 illuminated exterior windows, representing the individual stamps on display inside the museum. The ultra-transparent glass—from AGC Glass Company North America —consists of a Krystal Klear low-iron substrate printed with Krystal Images high-resolution digital imaging technology...
  • Sponsored by  The burgeoning trends in decorative glass are making their way into projects of all types—from restaurants to museums, and airports to retail stores. Below are 10 projects that demonstrate the below product and application trends.Product trends:Back-painted glass and colorsTexturesDigital imageryCustom laminated glassApplication trends:Energy efficiency and...
  • The basics: For the Joel Berman Glass Studios Showroom, Merchandise Mart in Chicago, company officials wanted to create and provide an environment entertaining to a showroom visitor while demonstrating the effects of the glass. Specifically, company officials wanted to demonstrate the possibilities of three-dimensional glass.To achieve this at the showroom, the company specified a storefront...
  • The basics: Decorative glass played a key role in the design of the Petrossian Caviar and Champagne Bar at the newly renovated Los Angeles International Airport Tom Bradley International Terminal. Meant to echo the high-end nature of the delicacies offered at the restaurant and bar, the “graphic glass panels form into sumptuous, undulating silhouettes that invite patrons to linger and indulge,”...
  • The basics: Highlighting the Arrivals and Departure Plaza at the San Diego Airport is a large public glass art piece, “Sublimare.” The artwork on the façade of the terminal pairs glass and aluminum panels of kelp leaf images, with a light projection that is synchronized with real time wave data from the San Diego bay. The leaf design, visible on the decorative art glass walls at the ends of the...
  • The basics: Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas, looked to decorative glass to provide high-end style and privacy within the high-limit slot gambling area. “The architects needed a high-end, expensive-looking glass product to match the theme of the high-limits gambling area,” says Barry Allan, president of Nathan Allan Glass.The company fabricated the glass for the project “which brightly illuminates...
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  • This commercial office space in Tulsa, Okla., features a 42-foot-long, custom, continuous art mural that spans 14 glass panels. 
    Great Glazing: Custom interior officeThis commercial office space in Tulsa, Okla., features a 42-foot-long, custom, continuous art mural that spans 14 glass panels suspended from the ceiling. Created by Tulsa artist May Yang, the mural is based on local Oklahoma themes, transitioning from rural landscape to the Tulsa skyline.   Great Glazing: Joliet Junior College Campus...
  • A look at the leading manufacturers and fabricators of metal products, broken down by sales volume, number of locations and product offering. 
    Building on the success of the Top Glass Fabricators rankings introduced last year, Glass Magazine is expanding its coverage to include the Top Metal Companies, featuring the leading manufacturers and fabricators of metal products in the United States and Canada. The Top Metal Companies include those that manufacture, fabricate and sell curtain wall, storefront and entrance, commercial interior...
  • Read about the winners
    In an effort to spotlight the people who make the Glass Magazine Award-winning products and projects possible, this year’s program included people-centric categories, for which the industry submitted their picks for best installer, production supervisor, project manager and sales rep.After narrowing down the nominations to three finalists in each category, the Glass Magazine editors asked the...

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