We are constantly getting asked, “How strong is a glass table?” – especially when a customer is considering purchasing a glass table or glass desk for their home. All glass used in a home or office situations should either be toughened or considered a robust glass i.e. a glass that achieves its strength through its thickness. How is Glass Toughened Toughened glass or Tempered glass obtains its strength from the process it undergoes. Toughened glass starts life as standard float glass. Float glass, when shattered breaks into dagger-like pieces and can be harmful, it... Read More
What glass should be used in a glass coffee table? The answer to this question really depends on the structure of the table – if you already have a table base and you simply want to replace the top then there is one simple rule – always ensure the replacement glass is support.
Here’s a question that’s a current topic of conversation in Interior Design circles – What’s the difference between glass furniture produced with float glass and those produced with low iron glass? The term low iron glass is getting used more and more these days especially when it comes to choosing glass furniture. Let’s take a typical glass coffee table – if it’s all glass then it will have been manufactured using one of two methods – UV bonding or slumping, either way the edges of the table will be exposed... Read More
Artist Ben Young has been sculpting glass by hand for over a decade now, however, of late his work has been grabbing more attention from galleries and collectors world wide. Looking through his back catalogue makes you wonder how it took people so long to cotton on to this unique sculptors talent. Ben’s formative years were spent growing up along side the idyllic Bay of plenty in New Zealand. His childhood immersed in this wonderful landscape has clearly influenced the themes portrayed in Ben’s work , mainly that of nature... Read More
Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka is to reveal his new Prism table designed for Glass Italia this April. Produced from mirrored glass the edges of each panel are cut to produce full spectrum prisms caused by light reflecting up from the mirror and through the edge of the glass. This product continues Yoshioka’s on going fascination with light and absences of form in furniture. Image-Ref- http://www.dezeen.com/2014/03/06/prism-mirrored-glass-table-by-tokujin-yoshioka-glas-italia/
At Glassdomain, whilst we specialise in glass furniture, we admire all things glass. Danny Lane is a designer who’s work we love, ranging from huge glass sculpture installations, through to exquisite and very exclusive glass furniture. Lane’s work combines a monumental, and at times brutal, physicality; stacked and fractured glass, twisted or rusted steel, with his strong belief in the metaphysical and transcendental qualities of art. His London studio is equipped to create works of considerable scale, in glass, and in steel. Glass furnaces will now enable Lane to create works... Read More