Art Deco windows in a bedroom
New light and simultaneous privacy protection
A mosaic can also be created in other forms. Without a concrete support element on which the mosaic is attached.
This technique has been known for centuries in the form of stained glass on churches or other buildings of central importance. It makes it possible to immerse entire rooms in a new light and thus create a completely different atmosphere.
This experience can now find its way into your home in the form of the Tiffany technique (or copper foil technique).
here is the finished result
At the beginning of a project there is the draft and the selection of the glass.
In this phase we work very closely with the customer.
It is important for us to check the feasibility and technical implementation of any existing ideas from the customer and to advise the customer on the choice of color for the glass and its possible effect.
from a small customer sketch...
...will be the final draft
from a small pre-selection of glasses...
...the final color assignment is created for both windows
In this particular case, it was very important to the customer that the windows were kept opaque.
Since these were two bedroom windows, no one should be able to look into the room from the outside.
Thanks to our professional sandblasting system, we were also able to meet this request for the clear glass parts in the windows.
The next step in the manufacturing process is cutting and foiling 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 therefore time-consuming.
If necessary, this can be reworked with a scalpel.
Any inaccuracy here can later have optical as well as structural consequences.
After soldering, the entire object is freed from the binder and then given a black patina. Again it has to be cleaned extensively.
Once installed, Tiffany glazing unfolds its full power in full sunlight. But even on a dull, rainy day, the little light is enough to lift your spirits and put your room in a whole new light!
In this case, the Tiffany window was firmly glued to the frame of the thermal glass with a special adhesive. In contrast to silicone, this adhesive has very high adhesion and strength, is easier to work with and still has a certain flexibility. It is odorless, does not emit any harmful substances and does not attack the adjacent materials such as the plastic frame.
But there are also ways to hang the Tiffany glazing freely in front of the window.
This increases flexibility in the event of a move, for example. However, this type of installation is only advisable for windows that are not opened frequently. Furthermore, they require additional stabilizing measures within the Tiffany glazing, which can have a negative visual impact.
The new glazing also creates a completely new impression from the outside.
This is supplemented by another aspect in the dark and with interior lighting.
In the end, the customer is very happy with their new windows...and so are we!