Pacific Sotheby’s 2017-02-15T15:01:42+00:00

Project Description

willow gemstone decorative glass

Willow Gemstone: Colors of the Seaside Sunset

SOTHEBY’S GLOBAL HEADQUARTERS, SAN DIEGO

Pacific Sotheby’s entrusted San Diego Office Design (SDOD) to craft a vision of what their new flagship national headquarters would look like. After months of planning the interior office spaces to function the way that Sotheby’s agents were accustomed to, SDOD designed custom furnishings that would accommodate the teaming environment necessary within the space.

Remaining true to their original vision of ‘colors of the seaside sunset’, SDOD incorporated a gorgeous sea blue glass wall. Willow Gemstone Blue by Nathan Allan Glass Studios, reflects the afternoon sunshine with a lovely ocean colored hue as the sun sets in La Jolla. The finished Willow Gemstone Blue decorative glass is a spectacular statement produced by talented San Diego Office designers.

willow gemstone decorative glass

THE GLASS

Willow Gemstone Decorative Glass is unique in that 95% of the glass surface is virtually texture less. Produced using exclusive technologies developed by Nathan Allan allows pattern to be formed in sweeping, curvaceous, clear shaped 3D grooves. A first of its kind in our industry provides designers with unique choices. Adding our Gemstone Blue color finish produced the seaside feeling that the designers wanted to create in this stunning wall of colorful textured glass.

SPECIFICATIONS

Clear tempered safety glass, 3/8” (10mm) thick, with Willow kiln formed glass pattern, are used in this beautiful project. Each panel measured 5’0 x 5’0 (1500mm x 1500mm).

DESIGN

Working with Tamara Romeo of San Diego Office Design, our combined focus was to develop a watery blue glass that reflected the seaside location of this prestigious office. The sweeping Willow texture is highlighted with our gorgeous Gemstone Blue color finish, which sparkles in the natural daytime light, and is accented at night time with enhanced interior lighting.

INSTALLATION

All panels are set on a strong, micro thin rail, to support the glass while staying invisible. Thin rails are also used at the top of each glass panel, to provide a secure installation.

TESTIMONIALS

The Willow Glass was the feature “wow” element of this project. Everyone that walks through the space can’t wait to touch it, and the reflection of the afternoon sun through the glass is absolutely breathtaking. Our partnership with Nathan Allan Glass Studios Inc made working with a international artist easy and seamless. they really know how to support creative designers and our sometimes hectic schedules and demanding requirements.- Tamara Romeo, San Diego Office Design

PROJECT DETAILS

Collection Freeform
Texture Willow
Glass Clear, Gemstone Blue
Thickness 3/8″ (10 mm)
Dimensions 5’0 x 5’0 (1500 x 1500mm)
Safety Tempered
Designer San Diego Office Design
Installer SDOD
Photography San Diego Office Design
willow gemstone decorative glass
willow gemstone decorative glass
willow gemstone decorative glass