Light In, Light Out

Decorative glass to articulate the more ephemeral qualities of the built environment

A new collection by the Bourellec Brothers for Skyline Design emphasizes the interplay between light and color. (Courtesy Skyline Design)

Ephemeral by design, these decorative glass panels emphasize the esoteric interaction of light and color. Meanwhile, dichroic glass shimmers as it changes between two different colors depending on the angle of light passing through it.

Oblique & Chevron Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Skyline Design

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Oblique & Chevron
Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Skyline Design

Using software developed to translate color from photos into patterns of translucent layers, the Bouroullec brothers produced a glass collection that conjures a Venetian-blind lighting effect. As light passes through the panels’ series of shapes and lines, it refracts into linear patterns.

Sherazade Patchwork Piero Lissoni for Glas Italia

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Sherazade Patchwork Piero Lissoni for Glas Italia

(Courtesy Glas Italia)

Sherazade Patchwork
Piero Lissoni for Glas Italia

This patchwork arrangement of rectangular panes of glass is reminiscent of both cathedral windows and Mondrian paintings. The delicate partition is available with sliding or pocket doors in single or double configurations.

Dichroic Laminated Glass Goldray Glass

(Courtesy Goldray Glass)

Dichroic Laminated Glass
Goldray Glass

3M’s multilayer optical film is laminated between two or more lites to create a dichroic effect. It is available in two color palettes, in fully opaque or translucent glass panels.

NARIMA for SCHOTT North America

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NARIMA
SCHOTT North America

NARIMA is suitable for indoor and outdoor use. The collection features six vibrant colorways that can be fabricated for various applications, including thermally strengthened safety glass, insulating glass, heat-toughened glass, and laminated safety glass.

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