Built in the 19th Century, Joseph’s Well once housed John Barran’s clothing factory and was the largest clothing factory in the world at its working peak.
It has been renovated and repurposed from its original function to being a modern office space.
To maximise the use of glass in the interior design by integrating it into the furniture, flooring and decoration. The stair treads were a technical challenge as the glass was required to fit into the original cast iron frames, meaning we had to find adequate material to fill space and give the structural adhesion required for laminating
Daedalian Glass Studios played a large part in the renovation of Joseph’s Well. The centrepieces of this project are beautiful kiln formed and toughened glass stair treads that allow natural light to flow through the lobby area while also providing a pleasing visual aesthetic. By using the original cast iron frames and inserting the glass treads, this created an interesting juxtaposition within the design.
These are complimented with matching glass office doors, glass panels in the lifts, a glass table in the conference room (with integrated edge lighting), lead crystal handles and handrails. and a reception desk created from curved glass panels in the same style as the stair treads.