Architectural glazing does more than serve as a decorative backdrop in contract interiors. It's also used to divide spaces while delivering daylight to a building’s core and can even muffle sound—a plus in the brave new world of open workspaces. We scoured our files—err., inboxes—to find the latest products bringing natural wood grains, tangible texture, and geometric patterns into the light.
Make, Skyline Design
These custom-designed, etched glass panels from the Chicago-based glass maker are printed with custom variations on a set of patterns. Make's triangles, hexagons, typography, and thin vertical linework can be modified by pattern density, distortion, stroke weight, fill, and scale for a custom look. Offered with clear or low-iron tempered safety glass in dimensions of up to 72" by 144", and in thicknesses of 1/4", 3/8", 1/2", and 3/4".
High-resolution wood-grain patterns printed atop the company's acrylic Varia EcoResin panels are the latest addition to 3form’s Woods collection. Portal (shown), one of four new patterns in the series, features an overlapping grid of circles white oak, grey oak, walnut, and wenge colorways. Available in 48" by 96" and 48" by 120" dimensions.
Ultra-White Laminated Fade, Bendheim
A clear to white gradient lets Bendheim's Ultra-White Laminated Fade glass add an element of privacy while still allowing daylight to permeate an interior space. Available annealed or tempered, it comes in sizes up to 60" wide by 120" tall and in 1/4" and 1/2" thicknesses.
C1 Collection, Carvart
The 12 patterns that make up Carvart's C1 Collection are named for neighborhoods in Brooklyn, the New York borough in which the company got its start in 1996. Designed in collaboration with Ferreira Design Company, in Johns Creek, Ga., the etched patterns in the glass include triangle and square geometries as well as linework in large and small sizes. Offered in thicknesses of up to 1".
Mesh, Nathan Allan
A pocked surface offers a twist on the metal mesh aesthetic in this architectural glass designed for use as wall partitions as well as flooring, counters, and stair treads. Mesh comes annealed or tempered in sizes of up to 6’ by 10’ and thicknesses from 6mm to 19mm.
Alight, Pulp Studio
Brooklyn-based designers Chris Cosma and Denise Amses collaborated with Pulp Studio in Los Angeles to turn textured glass into an engineered wall system that can be used in interior partitions and exterior façades. Custom designed to fit each project, Alight is specified with glass paneling and a steel support structure.