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Guardian partners with Joel Berman Glass Studios


June 17, 2011
By Guardian

berman_ima_0011_smallJune 17, 2011 – Guardian Industries today announced a partnership with Joel Berman Glass Studios intended to make designer textured glass available at lower cost with shorter lead times.

June 17, 2011 – Guardian
Industries
today
announced a partnership with Joel Berman Glass Studios intended to make designer
textured glass available at lower cost with shorter lead times.

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Guardian
will be the exclusive manufacturer and distributor of Berman Glass
editions
through the company’s new
interiors product line called Guardian InGlass. The global glass company
showcased Berman Glass editions, as well as the Guardian InGlass
program in June
at NeoCon, North America’s premier market event for interior designers
and
architects.

berman_ima_0011_small
 
 A sample from Berman's Ima collection.


 

“Most
designers and architects first think of Guardian as a supplier of glass
products for exteriors,” said Scott Thomsen, chief operating officer, Guardian
Glass Group. “That’s about to change with our extensive Guardian InGlass
program. And partnering with renowned glass artist Joel Berman greatly enhances
our reach to interior environments and opens new business opportunities for us
and for our customers.”

 

The
partnership brings signature glass textures to interior designers, products and
glass systems manufacturers, as well as glass shops, for the first time as a
quick ship, ready-to-wear program. Guardian will produce these Berman Glass
editions at its Richburg, S.C. float glass plant. The products are
available in panels up to 72 by 144 inches in various thicknesses and also can be
ordered in custom sizes.

 

The
Guardian Berman Glass editions include four designs based on hand-carved molds
– être, ima, aquí and esto. Inspired by Joel
Berman Glass Studios’ kiln-cast line, these organic, free-form textures
offer an architectural style ideally suited for a wide range of interior and
exterior applications, including walls, doors, shower enclosures, railings and
balustrades, as well as other uses. The textured glass is translucent, creating
privacy while inviting in abundant light.

 

“When
Berman Glass Studios created these textures, the idea was to make well-crafted,
well-designed glass more readily available and affordable while maintaining the
artistry of our other works. The scale, capability and quality assurance of
Guardian lets us realize this vision,” said Berman.

 

According
to Diane Turnwall, market segment director of Interiors for Guardian, Joel Berman
will also provide design consultation for Guardian InGlass, Guardian’s new
interior glass program that was established to expand the company’s lines of
interior glass offerings that are marketed to interior designers.

 

“In
partnership with Joel Berman Guardian anticipates many beautiful new products
over time,” said Turnwall.

Related links:

Guardian

Joel Berman Studios

NeoCon 

Decorative glass

New collaboration between Modernfold and Joel Berman Glass Studios 

Thomsen to follow Ebeid at Guardian



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