Last week saw Daedalian’s first phase installation at a large and stunning private residence in the hills of Cannes in Southern France. There were a mixture of frameless bathroom doors and screens using laminated material in various colours with the house emblem etched on the doors and mirrors throughout the property. The final site survey was also taken for phase two works due to begin in late Feb, early March. The 2200 mile round trip certainly put the fitters through their paces and sadly the arctic weather followed them all the way down to the med with snow falling in Cannes during the visit – hopefully they’ll be packing their speedos next time!
After taking something of an in depth look into one of our most bespoke works to date, it is worth reflecting on all the other glass products we make. Sure we make highly original pieces of art for the most discerning of customers, but we also provide a wide range of more versatile standard glass designs and products too. For example, the images shown here are just the most recent installed examples of our ranges of laminated glass products and fittings. We offer transparent, translucent and mirrored glass designs, laminated with fabrics, printed polyester films, and an array of other organic and in-organic materials. Also featured are our lead crystal glass door handles, available in a range of lengths and diameters. Each and every one is ideal in many different interior design and architectural situations, be it decorative glass shower screens, glass doors, wall partitioning or wall paneling; not to mention some of the more esoteric uses we have found for products such as these. Please take a look at our products page to see more of our standard ranges.
As always, if you have any questions about this or any other offering from Daedalian Glass Design, please get in touch.
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Today’s post focuses on a project we completed recently for Leeds based building contractor and property developer J. Pullan & Sons. We created this unique kiln formed glass design for the redevelopment of Joseph’s Well – a former clothing factory in Leeds – which features extensively throughout the building in office doors, as hand rails and most notably, as tread plates retrofitted into the original Victorian cast iron central stair well.
In order to make such a considerable structure sound our team of technicians had to do more than simply supply toughened safety glass. Each tread plate is in fact made from three separate panels of glass, laminated together. In this case, due to the heavily textured surface of the kiln formed design, we were unable to use our preferred EVA laminating method. This meant us using a process called “cold pour” lamination; whereby liquid resin is sandwiched between two or more glass panels. This process can be tricky, but it allowed us to bond the heavily textured surface of the kiln formed glass to the flat safety glass that supports it.
Going to these lengths meant that the stairs in Joseph’s Well are as safe as they are impressive; especially with LED lighting along the back edge of each tread casting a serous light through the stairs. In addition the same patterned glass was used for 3 metre high office doors and, as a first for us, lead crystal rod was used as hand railing.
Despite the production hurdles we managed to supply just what the client wanted, so much so that a subsequent boardroom table, in the same style, was ordered immediately afterwards.
If we say so ourselves, we were impressed by the finished scheme and we hope you are too.
If you have any questions regarding this, or any other project, please get in touch with us.
The Daedalian Team.
One of our current projects is at a converted clothing factory in Leeds, manufacturing a new kiln formed glass design for glass stair treads, glass doors, glass boardroom table and glass reception desk.
This project is due to be completed soon, more blog entries and photographs to follow
We were recently specified by ARA Design, London for glass design at the new Hilton Hotel, Baku, Azerbaijan.
We supplied 750 laminated glass panels from our Sheer Delight range. They are curved and used to clad the concrete support columns in the hotels’ reception area.
Hopefully we’ll have some photographs of the finished work soon
One of our many laminated glass products, our Sheer Delight range provides a unique alternative to conventional wall panelling. Currently available in Gold, Silver and Bronze; Sheer Delight is a perfect high gloss, luxurious, wall covering for kitchens, bathrooms and, as seen here, public spaces too. The rich colours of the fabrics we use are intensified when paired with the bright reflectivity of mirror, as can be seen here.