I’ve recently designed several stained glass windows and skylights for windows. While color abounds, this is not a requirement, and there is absolutely no reason to veer from a modern point of view. To begin these projects, I referenced a few of my favorites projects and designers for inspiration. Here’s a look at a few of these.
A new point of view. Architects, designers and artists having been rethinking the possibilities, the idea of a stained glass window.
Shifting light. The effect of light tracking across a room can provide animation, and reveal the metaphysical passage of time.
Private spaces. Bathrooms are a natural location for stained glass window, which can obscure while providing transcendent light.
Stairwells. These are a natural location for stained glass windows and skylights, providing much need light, and a does of design into a transitory space. Color here is great, as you don’t need to live with it all day long.
Introspection. Translucent glass, arranged in a geometric pattern, can provide light and style in spades, while setting the stage for serious concentration or relaxation.
Creativity. Artist continue to employee stainless in their work, introducing contemporary ideas into an old art form.
David Bjørngaard, December 2018
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