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Bendheim launches Robert A.M. Stern Collection


December 8, 2009
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December 8, 2009 – Bendheim has collaborated with world renowned Robert A.M. Stern Architects and OmniDécor of Italy to create a collection of glasses for the international design/build market.

December 8, 2009 – Bendheim has collaborated with world renowned Robert A.M. Stern Architects and OmniDécor of Italy to create a collection of glasses for the international design/build market. The new ROBERT A.M. STERN COLLECTION for BENDHEIM is designed for installation in partition walls, doors and windows, shower enclosures, building facades, and decorative features.
 
“Glass technology has achieved a new level of sophistication, making it possible to step beyond high performance with an exploration of patterning, translucency, and reflectivity,” said Robert A.M. Stern.

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 Aria presents a skillfully-designed modern solution to privacy challenges in open, day-lit interiors. It is a graded glass that elegantly provides a high degree of opacity from the floor to a height of approximately 30 inches (76cm), rises to a more translucent range, and culminates in near-transparency.   
 
 

 
The ROBERT A.M. STERN COLLECTION for BENDHEIM, inspired by the visual arts and architectural design, includes four etched pattern glasses offering varying levels of obscuration. Intricate designs on both sides of the glass lend a strong sense of dimensionality and movement, allowing the glass to dynamically interact with light and surrounding design elements. The permanent etched glass surfaces are non-coated and naturally resistant to fingerprints and staining over the lifetime of the product.
 

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Merletto draws inspiration from some of nature’s most dramatic forms – electrical pulses and biomorphic forms – as well as the modern visual arts. Its distinctive, fine linear design gracefully adds sparkle and punch to interior spaces. 

“We are extremely proud to partner with leaders such as Robert A.M. Stern Architects and OmniDécor.  This collection of crystal-clear, dimensional patterned glasses is unlike anything currently available on the market,” said Donald Jayson, Sr. Vice President of Bendheim.
 

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Staccato builds upon the structure of Trattini (shown below).  An asymmetrical composition of circles and ellipses suspended atop a structured linear pattern creates the vibrancy in Staccato’s “beaded” surface. Walking past the glass creates an illusion of circles spinning around invisible axes, making Staccato an exciting choice for hospitality and residential applications.  

The collection is produced on ultra-clear low-iron float glass, utilizing sophisticated production methods with particular attention to the strictest environmental protection standards. The ROBERT A.M. STERN COLLECTION for BENDHEIM can contribute points to LEED v.3: EA Credit 1 “Optimize Energy Performance” and IEQ Credits 8.1 and 8.2 “Daylight & Views.”

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Inspired by the minimalist art of the 1960s, Trattini’s stylish, syncopated grid of vertical lines of varying widths is punctuated by subtle horizontal bands. Its understated elegance makes it a superb choice for corporate offices, public and healthcare facilities. 

 
The glass is available in three standard thicknesses: 1/4” (6 mm), 3/8” (10 mm) and 1/2” (12 mm) and in sheets up to 88.5” by 126” (225 cm by 320 cm). Additional thicknesses and colors, including bronze, amber, blue and green, can be custom ordered. For samples and more information, contact Bendheim at 800-606-7621, or visit www.bendheim.com.


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