BIG and Bling Headline NeoCon Introductions by Joel Berman Glass Studios

Berman Glass Studios announces collaboration with glass giant Guardian Industries

CHICAGO - Transparency, scalability and sparkle define world-renowned glass design and manufacturer Joel Berman Glass Studios' (JBGS) new product introductions at NeoCon 2011, the contract interiors industry trade show taking place in Chicago's Merchandise Mart, June 13-15.

"Since Joel Berman Glass Studios is known for its textured products, BIG, with its transparent finish, is a significant design departure for us," explained Joel Berman, founder and chief product designer at his eponymous company. "And all of the designs in the BIG Collection are scalable which means that these products can be used for both architecture and interior applications."

In the JBGS showroom in the Merchandise Mart, the BIG collection is shown in the Ellisse and Axis 1.0 patterns.

JBGS is also featuring Bling, a shimmering textured mirrored tile made of JBGS signature textured glass that can be used as a large panel or a subway tile application. Originally developed for Tiffany & Co.'s flagship store in New York, Bling has the potential to bejewel a wide range of contract environments.

JBGS also announced a partnership with global glass giant Guardian Industries in which Guardian will be the exclusive manufacturer and distributor of Berman Glass editions through InGlass, a new program that was established to expand Guardian's lines of interior glass offerings that are marketed to interior designers. Mr. Berman will also provide design direction for future InGlass introductions. InGlass is also exhibiting at NeoCon in space 7-6046 on the 7th floor of the Merchandise Mart.

Products Featured at NeoCon 2011

Bling by Joel Berman Glass Studios
Originally developed for Tiffany & Co.'s flagship store in New York, Bling is a textured mirrored tile made of Joel Berman Glass Studios' textured glass Nuv'eau laminated face-down to a layer of ¼" mirror. Bling's rippling, caused by the texture of the glass and the refraction of the light from each tile, provides a theatrical sparkling effect. Applicable as a tile or wall surface, Bling is available as a subway tile (3"X6") or a full size panel as large as 54" x 108." Possible applications include back splash, kitchen, bathrooms or a focal point on a wall. Large Bling panels could be used for a divider wall or cladding to help open up a room and give it a contemporary flair.

BIG by Joel Berman Glass Studios
With its transparent finish, BIG is a departure from the textured glass for which JBGS is known. The design is scalable: the ellipses can be small or medium-sized for interior applications, or can be enlarged for viewing from architectural distances. BIG can also be tempered. The elliptical shape creates intriguing lighting effects suitable for both interior and exterior applications. BIG is available in large panels up to 53" x 108"

Berman Glass Editions
Guardian will be the exclusive manufacturer and distributor of Berman Glass Editions through Guardian's new interiors product line called Guardian InGlass. (Pictured left to right: aquí, ima, esto)

About Joel Berman Glass Studios
Joel Berman Glass Studios is a world-renowned designer and manufacturer of glass art for the architecture and design community, and offers leading edge solutions and collaboration possibilities to take any glass art project from concept to installation. From its design studio and manufacturing facilities located in Vancouver, BC, Canada, Joel Berman Glass Studios offers kiln-cast and pressure-formed glass, and related complementary products, crafted to the highest standards and featuring designer textures, colors and hardware.