New architectural movement: How curved glass makes buildings flow

Glass’ sleek and sophisticated appearance offers unparalleled style, keeping it among the top material choices for everything from buildings to trophy cases, but the newest glass design trend takes the modern appeal of glass and adds a twist. Curved glass is among the growing glass trends across the globe, adding movement and dimension to traditionally static structures.

This rise is due in part to advances in curved glass production, which have introduced efficient and inexpensive systems to handle what was traditionally a costly and difficult process. Modern adjustable glass ovens eliminate the need for molds while increasing the degree of glass flexion and expanding the design possibilities.

Whether you’re walking the streets of New York, exploring the sports archives of Michigan, or envisioning Apple’s new headquarters, the curved glass phenomenon is hard to miss. In a recent article in Glass Magazine, Peter Stattler dug into the rising trend of curved glass, uncovering its new manufacturing processes and some recent applications. In the piece, Peter pointed out SCHOTT’s curved glass trophy case created for Michigan State University and discussed our development of a first-of-its-kind curved glass staircase.

To learn more about the new wave of curved glass technology, check out Peter’s article. Have you seen a rise in curved glass designs?

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Hi, I’m Rina Della Vecchia, Marketing Communications Manager for SCHOTT North America. I manage the internal and external marketing and communications efforts for the SCHOTT corporate office, as well as our eight business units. I’ve been a part of the SCHOTT team for more than six years, but before joining the company, I worked in the trade show management industry and prior to that I conducted philanthropy work for the Westchester Philharmonic. I earned my bachelor’s degree from Pace University. On a more personal note, I’m a summer-loving girl and can spends hours on the beach. My husband and I also enjoy spending time outdoors, traveling, and trying new restaurants.

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