Glass + Metal Craft is noted for its glass and metal guardrails and windscreens. Our customers often tell us they add that final touch that pulls a space together.
We do them all in-house. Our Fulcrum Architectural Design Assist Division designs these systems to meet the architects vision, and then engineers them so that each can be delivered with stamped drawings. Talk about being an outlier.
Our Cuda Metals Division hand crafts the metal – cutting, drilling, welding, and polishing stainless steel and more into unique fixtures that add as much beauty to the final look as the glass itself.
The glass, of course, is fabricated by our Glass + Mirror Craft Division, and many of our designs take advantage of our artisan team members’ skills in fritting, etching, laminating, and painting glass.
Last month, as we’ve done repeatedly over the past year, we decided to take another leap beyond the traditional services of a glass fabricator. We will soon announce our first architectural system product, available off-the-shelf, to be installed as is or further customized with the benefit of significant time saving.
We decided to start our product line with glass windscreens. They uplift any design, lend themselves to modularity – install one section or 100, and feature all that we do best. The metal, the glass, the unique design.
The final product will feature elements of four of our recent windscreen projects: The Angie Fowler Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Institute in Cleveland; the Eskenazi Hospital Sky Farm in Indianapolis (pictured); The Renaissance Hotel in Chicago; and a rather spectacular guardrail (could easily be a windscreen) we are just completing in West Michigan.
The benefit of such a product to the architect is that it’s value added to their design vision that’s easily spec’d. The benefit to the general contractor is that you’re not starting from scratch – install it right out of the shipping crate, or save weeks on any desired customization. The benefit to the glazier is that there are no surprises – its been done before, and its kitted to speed flow.
We’re excited, and are already planning several other such products in the months ahead. Look here for more.