It lets the eye to see through it, but it also gives the impression of space. It is consistent but yet transparent. Moreover, it can be an elegant separation between two spaces that will be independent forever. Because if the versatility and because of the controlled transparency, combined with new technologies, glass has a new esthetic now, dominated by curved surfaces and spectacular geometries.
The most important enemy of glass as furniture is the preconceived idea that it is not resistant, and that it is dangerous in case it breaks.
During the latest years, the innovations in technology recommend it as a resistant material, robust and safe. Foils of 12-15 millimeters are used for the resistance structures, and foils of 8-10 mm for the rest.
The fascination of glass
Glass is mostly a liquid, not a solid, so the structure looks like the molecular one of the liquids, not like the crystalline one of solids. However, when it is heated, it becomes resistant as metals, as it passes through different states of malleability.
This versatility of glass makes its interaction with other materials so successful, especially for decorating.
Accessory, ornament, structure, architectural element, glass has tens of functions that can be used in a refined manner. Glass takes us with our thought into another world. Although it has a material consistence, it gives us the pleasure to discover it.
Where it is used
Although glass is recommended for any type of decorating style, you will need to take care about the way you integrate it, as it can give a sensation of cold. It is preferred to use one or two objects of glass with an interesting design instead of using more objects that look banal. For example, you can use a big table in the dining area, but this must be the only glass object in the room.