Image courtesy of Firman Glass. Glass bench created by Firman Glass using Pilkington UK glass. For more information visit: https://www.firmanglass.com/.
Glass is increasingly a fashionable element of interior design and an integral part of contemporary furniture solutions. When designing furniture with glass elements, the appearance and visual effects of different types of glass, colours & translucency are taken into consideration.
The use of Pilkington Optiwhite™ extra clear glass and Pilkington Optifloat™ Opal matt translucent glass allow you to create a neutral-looking furniture. The first mentioned type of glass has a low iron content and therefore leaves no characteristic greenish hue. The greenish shade characteristic for clear float glass is particularly evident on the glass edges, which are usually exposed in most glass furniture. In such cases, the use of extra clear glass, which does not have the green shade, is ideal. The colour neutrality here can be combined with the original shape of the furniture, as Pilkington Optiwhite™ glass can be bent without compromising its optical properties.
Pilkington Optifloat™ Opal, high-end decorative etched glass has a matt translucent effect suitable for almost any piece of furniture. This type of glass retains light transmission and has an anti-reflective character, creating a subtle finish for furniture.
For the safety and mechanical strength of both Pilkington Optiwhite™ and Pilkington Optifloat™ Opal, both products can be toughened and laminated.