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INSPIRATION | September 20, 2022 | By Saxon Henry
Brilliant Recycled Glass Decor
You can tell the fall design season is in full swing when we have back-to-back events here on the blog. Today (September 20) at 3 p.m., we’re sponsoring a panel discussion, along with Southern Home magazine and UpCountry Home, which will take place in the UpCountry Home showroom, suite 401, in ADAC. This presentation, “Rules & Tools for Creating Memorable Spaces,” will be chock full of great design advice. Scroll down to the end of the post to learn more. Among our products that help designers create memorable spaces are our luminous recycled glass decor offerings.
Recycled Glass Decor Shines
Our Calais Mirror, a closeup of which is shown above, has clear glass globes and is one of our popular recycled glass decor offerings.
One of these is the Calais Mirror, a closeup of which is shown in the lead image on a bright background of Thibault wallpaper and shown above in silhouette. As you can see from the photos of the chic decorative mirror and the recycled glass lighting we’re featuring here, these creations quash the notion that recycled glass ends up as a mundane material in its second life. There’s a behind-the-scenes aspect to these products, as we work with a renowned manufacturer whose focus is so sustainable that the glass is made from bottles and jars discarded by the food and beverage industries; and the fuel that fires the kiln is recycled crude oil that is sourced from industrial companies in neighboring towns.
The Galahad Blue Chandelier is among our offerings of beautiful recycled glass lighting.
They crush these used containers and feed them into one end of their furnace. On the opposite side are the glassmiths who draw the crystal from the “bath” and work their magic to create the discs and orbs we use in our recycled-glass décor products, one of which is the Galahad Blue Chandelier, shown above. It is what we refer to as a “captured” glass creation, as the pieces of the glass are fastened onto the wrought iron frame in a complex, ornamental manner.
The Currey & Company Augustus Chandelier is inset with recycled glass discs.
When we first began working with the company, our design team set about envisioning décor items with recycled glass pieces fastened to them in a variety of ways. There was a two-year gap from the time we began those conversations and explorations to when we were able to debut products. This illustrates how intensive the design process can be, as we had to tick all of the boxes of the engineering angles before we had remarkably strong products with recycled glass parts fastened to them, which include the Augustus Chandelier above and the Factotum Chandelier below.
The Factotum Chandelier dangles recycled glass globes from its wrought iron frame.
One of the points the ADAC panelists will discuss this afternoon is how the designers and architects who will be speaking have a cache of proven “go to” suppliers who create products that work in a variety of settings, which is similar to our relationship with our recycled glass partner.
The ADAC Buzz
ADAC will present “Rules & Tools for Creating Memorable Spaces.”
The organizers of the ADAC event say, “Listen in as Southern Home’s editor Lynn Terry is joined by designers Ashley Gilbreath of Ashley Gilbreath Interior Design, Kelly Finley of Joy Street Design, and architect Tim Adams of T.S. Adams Studio, as they will share their insights into the key elements they incorporate, as well as the rules they may often break, to craft their successful projects.” If you can still make it, you can register for the panel discussion online.