Convex Glass

December 8, 2009
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Dimensional glass panels

Convex Glass was produced and developed by Nathan Allan Glass Studios with the architectural firms Janson/Goldstein and Front Inc. in New York. Exploiting the potential for enhanced dimensionality in glass, the product is produced in rectangular, square, and circular shapes and allows dimensional viewing from both sides.

Convex Glass can be produced in 1/4-inch, 3/8-inch, 1/2-inch, 5/8-inch, and 3/4-inch single-layered panels and can be safety tempered as well. It is available in clear and low-iron glass. Cast textures and privacy coatings are also available. For projects that require laminating, Nathan Allan has developed a new method of casting panels that enables resin laminating to be successfully applied.

Another new process by Nathan Allan is the Fire-Frost opacity coating. Looking similar to sandblasting in appearance, Fire-Frost has a permanent sealed finish that repels grease, dirt, and fingerprints and allows for easy cleaning. Fire-Frost coatings are used in both indoor and outdoor applications and provide extra layers of opacity to the glass.

Contact: Nathan Allan Glass Studios Inc., Richmond, BC, Canada.

For more information, see Transmaterial 2: A Catalog of Materials That Redefine our Physical Environment

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