Sophies at Saks Fifth Avenue San Juan 2017-06-29T10:19:50+00:00

Project Description

echo decorative glass partition

Echo Clear Cast Glass Panels

SOPHIE’S AT SAK’S FIFTH AVENUE – SAN JUAN

Sophie’s is an American restaurant offering globally influenced yet decidedly American and Puerto Rican cuisine. Sophie’s offers a dining experience that captures the style and elegance of Saks Fifth Avenue with a luxurious intimate setting featuring a cocktail bar, open kitchen and private dining area.

With a resounding boom, Nathan Allan’s Echo Architectural Glass makes itself known throughout the restaurant. Reverberations can be seen against its backdrop, creating a distinct, yet subtle synergy. Enjoy the way this unique decorative glass playfully partitions a space, yet allows for maximum light transmission. Echo Glass is brightly visible from both sides, and is the newest creation from Nathan Allan’s endless reservoir of exclusive, high end, decorative glass products.

Echo Glass partition by Nathan Allan Glass Studios

THE GLASS

Echo Glass is Nathan Allan Glass Studios’ newest creation of cast textured glass. The wavelike patterns of Echo are formed without texture, and bring a sense of calamity and peace to any environment. Unique to the Sophie’s project, the pattern flows from to panel to panel, a process extremely difficult to execute. Using proprietary Free Forming glass procedures, Echo Architectural Glass provides a wonderful visual appeal, while also creating a light distortion and shadowing effect. These features allow for plenty of light transmission without sacrificing privacy. Echo Glass will illuminate any space in reverberating fashion.

SPECIFICATIONS

The Decorative glass panels used in this project are 2’6 wide x 6’0 high (762mm x 1829mm). The thickness of glass is 3/8” (10mm), and all panels are safety tempered. Edges of the Echo Architectural Glass are machine flat polished.

DESIGN

Working closely with Julie Babcock of Chipman Design, customized molds were developed to produce continuous, multi-use cast glass panels, where the shapely pattern flows seamlessly. This gracefully designed cast glass enhances Echo’s elegant reputation and curvaceous appeal.

INSTALLATION

The Echo cast glass panels for this project are recessed into the ledge and ceiling, using a standard glazing U-Channel. The recessed installation hides the Channel, creating an invisible detail. Panels are cushioned underneath with standard glazing cushions. Clear Silicone is added in light amounts, to remain invisible, and to prevent any vibration. The installation was performed by FE-RI Construction in Puerto Rico.

PROJECT DETAILS

Collection Freeform
Texture Echo
Glass Clear
Thickness 3/8” (10mm)
Dimensions 2’6 x 6’0 (762 x 1829mm)
Safety Tempered
Designer
Installer FE-RI Construction, Puerto Rico
Photography Gill Stose
Echo Glass partition by Nathan Allan Glass Studios