Volume 43, Issue 11 - November 2008


Visual Effects

Stone Alternatives
Beauty and Brawn
Love the look of stone but need the convenience of glass? World Glass in Tampa, Fla., has an alternative stone product that may fit the bill. Micro Glass™ is made from a composition of molten glass liquefied at a temperature of 1500°C, then sintered and annealed before being polished into a panel that is 99-percent pure. And unlike stone, Micro Glass is a solid material so it can be used in both interior and exterior applications. Available colors include natural stone, purples, blues, greens and translucent sheets.

Decorative Panels
Set the Mood
Whatever look and feel you’re going for, Moodglass® panels, the latest launch from Schott’s Advanced Materials division, may be just the ticket. The line features AMIRAN® anti-reflective glass inset with decorative fabrics from German fabric designer Jab Anstoetz. The fabrics were created for use with the anti-reflective glass so the glass seems to disappear, highlighting the aesthetics and texture of the fabric. The panels can be used in applications such as partitions and wall coverings and also provide UV protection.

Faux Cast Glass
Looks for Less

When it comes to architectural design, the genuine look of cast glass is available without the high price tag from Jancik Arts International (JAI). The Atlanta-based company has introduced a technique for creating faux casted glass that Angelique Jackson, the company’s chief designer, says “is brought to life by using edged lighting, which causes the design to radiate from within.”Faux casted glass is designed for use in interior applications; designs can be custom-crafted for specific requirements. 

Glass Tiles 
To the Extreme

If it’s time to take your designs to the next level, the Extreme Series from the Modono Collection of glass tiles, available through the Applied Coatings Group, may help get you there. The series features intense, color combinations that move and change based on the lighting, even after installation.The series includes eight different textured patterns, 11 colors and 11 different sizes.

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