TRENDING TODAY: Glass in Architectural Settings

Architectural glass is an increasingly popular material used in public spaces of all kinds. Among its functional benefits: it’s easy to clean and maintain, can address a wide range of light transmission scenarios, and may help meet project sustainability goals.

It’s also a material with extensive aesthetic reach. Across products and applications, two types of glass are especially versatile when it comes to creating dramatic architectural statements.

The first – cast glass – is shaped by sculptural patterns and textures that have tactile and dimensional appeal. The light-altering surfaces play with shadows and light, lend visual interest and varying levels of privacy, and are a beautiful way to bring an artistic feel to today’s tech-heavy settings.

The second – laminated glass – is extremely adaptable. Comprised of one or more decorative interlayers laminated between lites of glass, the visual possibilities are as vast and diverse as the interlayer options. Visual effects can range from subtle to bold, and from solid colors to vibrant graphics, and more.

Pushing the boundaries of glass design, cast and laminated glass both offer countless ways to realize highly unique visions.

BERMANGLASS LEVELS KILN CAST GLASS: Taking the Trend to Exciting New Levels

Now, BermanGlass Levels Kiln Cast Glass pushes the boundaries even further by uniting the best of both worlds. This innovative new collection draws on Forms+Surfaces’ expertise in two arenas – artistic cast glass designs and sophisticated glass lamination technologies – to create a dynamic line of glass with unrivaled creative potential.

By definition, Levels is kiln cast glass laminated with color and graphic interlayers. Each design pairs an artisanal texture, cast on a handcrafted mold and fired in a kiln, with a color, graphic or image interlayer optimized for that texture. The sculpted surfaces capture light on and through the glass. The interlayers add a rich sense of depth and dimension and accentuate ever-shifting plays of light, texture, color, and motion.

Captivating and dynamic, Levels designs raise the bar for what can be achieved using architectural glass.

F+S SYSTEMS INTEGRATION: It’s a Beautiful Thing

Levels also raises the bar for effortlessly incorporating glass into a project.

BermanGlass Levels Kiln Cast Glass is available exclusively in Forms+Surfaces’ LEVELe Wall Cladding and Column Systems, LEVELe Elevator Interiors, and LightPlane LED Panels. Each system is designed to address the mechanical details – like trim pieces, attachment systems and mounting assemblies – so designers don’t have to; they can simply focus on the creative process.

Together, F+S systems and BermanGlass Levels Kiln Cast Glass give architects and designers creative new ways to bring the handcrafted beauty of textured cast glass into spaces of all kinds – including elevator interiors – and makes it easy to move cohesively across a project, from design concept to installed reality

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