Private Club

INDIA

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 flat.
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.



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Results
UV-curved digital printing on 12mm thick tempered glass.

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