Brief To create a glass facade and
top for the club's bar that draws members to the bar. A luminous
quality in the otherwise, dark-wood panelled lounge. Blue-based,
fluidity and depth despite the thin channel allowed by the bar's
design. Abstract, hypnotic and non-literal. Undulations to soften
the decor of the lounge. Yet, top counter of the bar must be
Process We started at "How
can we encapsulate the dynamics of a deep water body into a thin
slice of transparent material?", "How can an entity be undulating
yet flat?". We kiln-cast glass rods of aqueous colours as tiles
- undulating, 1-3" thickness, and with bubbles submerged within.
In order to achieve the desired illusion of density and surface,
we textured the underside of the mould to resemble grit. Next, we
created extremely high resolution digital scans of this object
under full frontal, transmitted light conditions. The manipulated
artwork was then printed onto sheet glass, whose dimensions
matched the bar, and installed on site, with faint backlight to
impart a glow. Thus, a 1/2" glass panel carried the depth and
curves of a 3" water body, on sand and under sky, yet borrowing
from the dark surroundings of the room.
UV-curved digital printing on 12mm thick tempered glass.