At Daedalian Glass Studios we’re fortunate to have been involved in the interiors of some of the world’s most exclusive super prime properties – with the Majlis wall we recently created for a Royal Palace at Riyadh a classic example.
Working alongside leading architects and interior designers we’ve developed bespoke features for the homes of royalty, business people and sporting superstars in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. What has this experience taught us?
The versatility of glass as a material
When we think of the little touches that add personality and style to any room, we tend to think of doors, wall decorations and lighting – all of which can be brought to life with glass design.
When designing glass features for a Hammam spa in the Swiss Alps chalet, the client (CEO of a luxury Swiss watch brand) wanted us to take impression from the organic ripples on the surface of water. We achieved by design brief by kiln forming a organic texture on the door and wall panel.
Meanwhile a project in Hampstead Garden Suburb called for glass panels to offer some privacy around a spiral staircase, whilst flooding the stairway with natural light. In this case, an etched (sandblasted) design was created to fulfill the design brief.
Beauty and functionality matter
With every project we are looking to create a beautiful design that will stand the test of time, but we’re practical people too. For example, the ten-metre wide Majlis wall for the Saudi Royal Palace had to be assembled in part in our studios in Lancashire before being shipped in sections to be assembled on site. Assembling this giant jigsaw puzzle while ensuring that no joints were visible on completion was no easy task.
Another consideration is cleaning and servicing – with the glass column capitals we designed for London’s second largest private residence (the largest being Buckingham Palace), the individual pieces of cast lead crystal can be removed as required for cleaning or for the maintenance of the lighting inside.
For such large and personal projects, there is a wonderful opportunity for the client to apply their own brand to the design – in some cases literally. For a private villa in Cannes we incorporated the owners’ stylised double A logo into several of the feature pieces – including the spa feature wall which was kiln formed and back painted to create a frosted effect and stunning deep blue colour.
If you require bespoke glass design for a luxury interior project, Daedalian has the experience and knowledge to create something truly unique, whilst delivering the highest standards. To gain an idea of the projects we’ve worked on before, take a look at our portfolio or view our sample library for inspiration on the techniques we can apply.