Decorative glass can completely transform a space, be it a business, hotel or building. Not only will decorative glass act as a statement piece, but it will open up the area, making it look bigger and feel more welcoming.
You may have heard about some of the traditional uses for decorative glass, for instance, adding colored glass to a front door. However, there are some unusual uses for architectural glass that will really create the wow factor. So, let’s take a look at some ideas:
Back painted glass
You can use back-painted glass to make a real statement, whether you’re looking to design a unique accent wall or you want a branded wall for your business.
This simple yet stunning architectural glass makes a real statement, and can boast a company’s logo and brand the business effectively.
Back painted glass works effectively across all industries, from the world of finances to the beauty sector. It ensures the environment speaks to the personality of your brand.
Translucent glass canopies
This is something we have seen on a large scale at the SoFi Stadium, home of the LA Rams and LA Chargers. However, it is something that can easily be adapted to suit smaller premises.
Although the glass canopy appears to be a roof, the stadium is not enclosed. The canopy is in the shape of a large sail, allowing natural light to flood into the stadium because translucent glass has been used. The design shows that you do not need to opt for colors to create a striking effect; you can use shape and grandiosity to create an architectural glass feature.
There are panels at either end of the stadium, which can be closed or open to let the breeze in depending on the weather conditions at the time.
Use decorative glass to create a natural design element
You can use decorative glass to create a biophilic and natural element within your design. This is something that the Etama line of decorative glass is able to achieve. You can see a beautiful example of this style of glass by checking out our Harry Norman Realty Office project. We’re sure you will agree that the statement glass looks beautiful and immediately catches the eye.
Etama decorative glass is created from wood that has been sourced in an environmentally-friendly manner in South America. Water treatment is then used to enable the wood fibers to get softer. Once this has happened, the wood is peeled by local workers, who pound it so that it creates a material that resembles paper! Once it has been dried, this material can be dyed in a whole host of different colors and it can even be laid out into a number of weave patterns. This makes it an incredibly versatile choice, which can be used in so many different ways!
In the Harry Norman project, we used Etama in stunning fashion, laminating it and pairing it with ViviColor interlayers to enable specific daylighting options. Different degrees of opacity have been used so that the Etama material is the center of attention while still giving clients the feeling of privacy when entering the offices at Harry Norman.
Use color to full effect
Of course, we cannot talk about the use of decorative glass without mentioning glass panes that contain patterned colors, creating a fun and vibrant effect, which is guaranteed to turn heads.
This is exactly what you can see in the project we did at Emmett O’Brien Technical High School. The glasswork here features custom printed layers and oversized laminated glass panels. It creates a beautiful, artistic effect, which would look just as incredible on a smaller scale as well.
This is just one example when it comes to the exciting use of glass and color. The only limit is your creativity! Luckily, we have a team that can present plenty of innovative ideas to help you choose the perfect one for you.
So there you have it: some unusual and exciting decorative glass application ideas that can give your home or business that five-star edge. Thinking outside of the box when it comes to the use of architectural glass can pay-off in a big way when it comes to the look and feel of your premises.