Joel Berman Glass Studios Takes Gold at Best of NeoConJune 30, 2014
CHICAGO – Plank, the latest kiln cast glass design by Joel Berman Glass Studios, was honored today with a Best of NeoCon Award. Sponsored by Contract magazine, The Best of NeoCon Awards are presented annually at NeoCon, the world’s largest product exposition for contract interiors. The juried competition awards Gold, Silver and other honors for new products that reflect design excellence and innovation.
Plank captured the gold award in the Architectural & Decorative Glass products category. Plank is featured in the Joel Berman Glass Studios ’ Merchandise Mart Showroom 1173. NeoCon is held June 9-11 in Chicago.
Inspired by nature, Plank exhibits the characteristics of an authentic wood grain species with translucency.
“Following our tradition of developing cast glass textures, we wanted to play with the idea of a truly organic surface based on nature. The texture inherent in Pacific NorthWest Cedar was a natural inspiration for us.” says Joel Berman.
The flow of pattern and undulations emulates the properties of straight-grained wood while eliminating the fading, cracking, warping and other signs of degradation typically seen in wood. Plank celebrates this ubiquitous and timeless material through its abstracted communication in glass.
Plank is available in large panels for indoor and outdoor environments in vertical or horizontal applications. It may be tempered, laminated and customized for color. It is ideal for feature walls, divider walls, screens, doors, lifestyle products and flooring, enhancing any hospitality, corporate commercial or retail space. Plank is available in panels up to 58″ x 110″.