In our humble opinion, it boils down to:
1) Designer-selected materials
2) Great communication
3) Strict quality control
4) Careful hand assembly
We thought it might be useful to profile three different art glass installations. While each project used the same Laurel pattern, all three were customized in unique ways:
Our client wanted a truly unique kitchen back splash for her home, created in shades of warm gray. Specifically, she requested a larger ratio of lighter gray, accented by darker gray pieces in a random placement. Since each sheet of art glass is unique with a swirl of colours, our designers select the sheets having the tones requested by the client. The chosen sheets are used to create a custom sample, and once approved, to complete the project. Result? An eye-catching wall in a single art glass colour, Pewter, with a ratio of light and dark tones, exactly as requested!
As a virtual studio, regular and clear communication is key to deliver on specific requests. With a direct line to our designers, clients talk through options. Custom projects are augmented by samples and colored renderings that really help to visualize the final look. This back splash for a contemporary kitchen in a Vancouver home was originally going to be a single colour, Veil. The client then called our designer to ask her opinion of adding a touch of gray. A new sample was created, the decision was made to proceed, and the project was delivered to a happy client, who loves that her personal touch could be accommodated through a quick call to our team.
Did we mention that each sheet of art glass is unique? For this home in Florida, our client wanted a Laurel gradient with aquamarine, pale yellow and pale gray. In addition to selecting each glass sheet, our designers create a fabrication map, select and sort the pieces by tone, and hand place each cut tile piece. Because of the variations in each sheet of glass, you just can't achieve this same beautiful effect by using a machine.
It's a labour of love, and it is what we do!