Tiffany window in the bathroom
Bring new light into your rooms
A mosaic can also be created in another form. Without a concrete support element on which the mosaic is attached.
This technique has been known for centuries in the form of lead glazing on churches or other buildings of central importance. It enables entire rooms to be bathed in a new light and thus also to create a completely different atmosphere.
This technology can now also find its way into your home.
Art Nouveau
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here the finished result
In this case, the lead glazing was firmly glued to the thermal glass with a special adhesive. In contrast to silicone, this adhesive has a very high level of adhesion and strength, is easier to process and still has a certain flexibility. It is odorless, does not emit any pollutants and does not attack the adjacent materials such as the plastic frame.
But there are also possibilities to hang the lead glazing freely in front of the window.
This increases flexibility in the event of a move, for example. This type of installation is only advisable for windows that are not opened frequently. Furthermore, they make additional stabilizing measures necessary within the lead glazing, which can have a negative optical influence.
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here is an example of a freely hanging object,
that is not glued and at any time
at another suitable window
can be hung
But back to our actual project ...
As always, it starts with the design.
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Then a glass selection is made and a stabilizing frame is built.
Then you can start cutting the glass.
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The next step is to wrap the individual pieces of glass.
Each piece of glass is framed with a copper foil, which serves as a base for the later solder. A step that requires great care and is accordingly time-consuming.
If necessary, you can rework here with a scalpel.
Any inaccuracy here can later have optical but also structural consequences.
After soldering, the entire object is freed from the binding agent and then given a black patina. It has to be cleaned thoroughly again.
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Once installed, the lead glazing unfolds its full power in full sunlight. But even on a dull, rainy day the little light is enough to raise your mood significantly and to put your room in a whole new light!