Glass with vector graphics of embedded air
Vector Glass combines the the precision of digital fabrication with the serendipity of handmade, kiln-formed glass. PadLAb works with architects and clients to translate vector patterns, drawings, text, and logos into custom-made panels of glass that contain controlled air-bubble imagery. The process begins by digitally incising the desired vector graphic into sheets of glass, which are layered and then fused into a uniform panel, indelibly trapping controlled air bubbles within the glass. The glass panels can be side lit to highlight the air-bubble images, patterns, and/or text frozen within the glass.
Contact: padLAb, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
For more information, see Transmaterial 2: A Catalog of Materials That Redefine our Physical Environment