USE OF DECORATIVE GLASS IN INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR DESIGN
Relatively recently, another technology has been developed, which can be called decorative or artistic glass. This material consists of a combination of glass and a graphic image (photo or picture). It should be noted that the image itself can be on various materials: on polymer films with varying degrees of light transmission, on various metal plates, on mirrors, fabrics, etc. Also, the image can be applied to the glass itself. The scope of this technology is very large.
If we talk about exteriors, then first of all these are windows, shop windows, restaurants and cinemas. In interiors, using this material, you can unusually decorate the walls, floors and ceilings of an apartment, country house or cottage, as well as premises public purpose. If we talk about the author’s elements of the interior, then laminated art glass is a modern alternative to the production of stained glass. The combination of glass, graphic images of various themes, as well as decorative layers allows you to create unique objects. Designing an apartment, a cottage or any other interior, it is necessary, taking into account the wishes of the customer, to provide style bindings . Artistic glass should be organically integrated into the overall concept of the interior. It is important to choose images of high resolution and quality.
Additional possibilities in creating decorative elements of interiors appear through the use of internal or external illumination of decorative glass.
In addition, the picture embedded in the glass itself can be double-sided. And this, in turn, is a different theme on one and the other side of the glass, color, illumination, etc. In order to highlight the composition of laminated glass in the interior, various fastening and framing systems can be used. For example, in classical interiors, it is advisable to frame the frame from stucco elements, and in modern ones with the help of moldings made of metal and wood. It is also important to note that the novelty has inherited the quality of the triplex – shatterproof and safety. At the same time, the glass itself can have a whole range of different useful properties due to innovative coatings. For example, anti-reflective, antibacterial, self-cleaning, light absorbing and reflective. The final touch to the “portrait” of art glass is its environmental friendliness and resistance to aggressive influences.