Clear glass is all the same, right?
Be it flying debris, an accidental bump, or even an irate customer or angry mob, sometimes glass integrity is tested by tough impacts.
Sketches are quite literally the blueprints of the glass components of your project. The same can be said about templates for specialty shaped glass.
In wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, many public spaces and workplaces are now seeing measures to limit exposure between customers, staff, and coworkers to each other.
When designing a commercial space, designers and contractors often focus on the actual shape of the space, thinking about the space and its furnishings, form, and function.
In addition to creating a perfectly functioning space with the typical tools, a commercial designer or contractor can elevate their design plans by incorporating colored glass products within the build itself.
You can use glass elements and glass statements in your design to add an additional texture to your design's texture palette, cast light into the interior in interesting, pleasant, or thought-provoking ways, to create semi-private spaces, and even to change the feel of your design, taking it from mainstream to modern or using beveled glass to create a more classically appointed atmosphere.
In the world of interior décor and commercial design, it is often the smallest details that make the biggest difference and bring the real “wow” factor to a room. Such is the case when it comes to beveled glass.
This creative addition to décor specifications can up a creation from basic to elegant. Just when it might start to feel like every design element looks the same, the use of beveled glass can truly make all the difference in the world.
Being that glass is still one of the most widely used materials in architectural design and overall décor, it’s imperative to work with a vendor that offers the capabilities to make your space or products stand out.
Whether you’re shopping for a new glass fabricator or just looking to see what capabilities are out there in the industry, here’s a closer look at some of the key capabilities any vendor should be able to provide.
Glass is beautiful, decorative, stylish... and extremely fragile. While custom glass sheets are a trendy addition or enhancement to many spaces, getting the pieces from Point A to Point B can be somewhat of a challenge — specifically because of their aforementioned fragility. The right packaging and shipping is extremely crucial.
As a glass shop, the last thing that you want is an unsatisfied consumer because their product is broken or damaged upon receiving it. It's why we can't stress the importance of being proactive with your shipping and packaging process enough.
Additionally, it’s of paramount importance to choose a custom glass manufacturer who follows careful shipping protocol -- ensuring quality every step of the way, and eliminating defects in the glass that reaches your consumer.
Here's a look at what to do (and what not to do) when shipping custom glass sheets. Plus, some notes on what to look out for when receiving glass from your manufacturer.
When ordering glass for commercial applications, you’ll notice there are several types to choose from. Most commonly: annealed, laminated, heat treated, and tempered.
It’s important to understand the various considerations of each of these types of glass to ensure you’re making the perfect choice for your project.
In the past glass was primarily thought of in terms of functionality, but its sleek, new textures and modern capabilities have propelled glass to the top of the designer’s imagination.
Two of its most well-known large-scale applications are the striking glass pyramid in front of the Louvre museum in Paris and the thrill-inducing glass viewing platforms of The Ledge in Chicago.
Glass is now a crucial component of many commercial and residential properties because it brings the beauty of the outdoors into the indoor environment, and bathes interiors in bright, natural light. But it is also so widely used because of its tremendous flexibility.