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Using Italian Design Inspired Glass Blocks To Create Extraordinary Projects

 

If you look at design trends in floor or wall tiles you need to first look to the European markets (and Italy in particular) for inspiration. In the glass block wall industry the drivers of style, texture and design leadership are also being driven by the Italians.

Most of what people are used to seeing in the United States are glass blocks of standard shapes and sizes that have smooth flat faces on the front of the glass units. While these blocks may be mass produced and are cost effective they may not inspire the wow factor in a contemporary or modernistic design project.

Well leave it to the Italians once again to innovate (and in this case these cool designs are now becoming available in the United States markets) with unique glass block designs.

Some of the new designs available today include:

Trapezoidal glass blocks that are shaped in a pyramid form to create a sleek design.

Exterior fluted glass blocks (called Doric) for residential or commercial interior walls which have a unique texture to the outside of the block.

Angular (called Fiero Milano) glass blocks that appear to jut out from the wall – if these don’t capture your attention nothing will!

The good thing is if you’re looking for inspiration these blocks are now becoming available in the U.S. markets.

For other relevant searches, you might want to try:

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(08970) Structural Glass Curtain Wall
(09620) Specialty Flooring
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(10820) Bath Accessories
(12170) Art Glass
(04 23 00) Glass Unit Masonry
(07 77 00) Wall Specialties
(08 01 88) Maintenance of Special Function Glazing
(08 41 26) All-Glass Entrances and Storefronts
(08 42 26) All-Glass Entrances
  (08 44 26) Structural Glass Curtain Walls
(08 81 00) Glass Glazing
(08 81 13) Decorative Glass Glazing
(08 88 00) Special Function Glazing
(08 88 19) Hurricane-Resistant Glazing
(08 88 53) Security Glazing
(08 88 56) Ballistics-Resistant Glazing
(09 62 00) Specialty Flooring
(09 76 00) Plastic Blocks
(10 28 16) Bath Accessories
(10 28 19) Tub and Shower Doors
(12 17 00) Art Glass
(12 17 13) Etched Glass