This month Design Insider has had a material focus on Glass. You may have already read about Jordan Söderberg Mills and his use of glass in art and the stunning Monster cabaret, a show which features beasts and fantastical creatures, all made from glass! Now we speak to PENSON, GX Glass, Neil Tomlinson Architects and Future Glass to learn how glass can be an interiors feature.
PENSON: At PENSON we love using stunning multi-use materials in our interior schemes. Thanks to exciting recycled glass initiatives, we have been installing this material in the majority of our schemes. Recycled glass offers another dimension to the interiors we invent whilst doing amazing things for the environment. Our sculpted reception desks look layered with a beautifully mottled finish – sometimes in colours straight from the bottles they’ve been recycled from.
Joanna Lush, GX Glass: The scope for using ceramic printed glass is huge – the longevity and robustness of glass can be combined with an image to provide an eye-catching and cost effective alternative ‘faux’ marble or granite – or even more exotic textures for splashbacks and feature walls.
Gx Glass collaborated with leading architects Cousins and cousins to create a murano glass inspired pavilion for the centrepiece of Clerkenwell Design Week 2015, giving visitors the opportunity to walk through a beautiful glass structure.
Neil Tomlinson, Neil Tomlinson Architects: Using glass for interior walls and divisions or for floors and ceilings effectively renders them invisible, flooding an interior with extra light and encouraging views though into other spaces. When carefully controlled and layered, glass also adds complexity, encouraging reflection and obscuring dimensions, so as not to reveal an interior’s secrets too quickly.
Gareth Phillips, Future Glass: Use glass as the connection between mixed materials for a themed surface finish whilst lifting the details and adding depth to the thinner substrate material beneath. Futureglass is excitedly developing this process to offer designers opportunities to link details of mixed materials under a common durable glossy finish.
How have you used class in your interior designs? We would love to know more ways in which glass is being used in contract sector interiors, please leave a comment in the section below or tweet us @DesignInsider 1