Teardrop Architectural Glass, part of Nathan Allan’s exclusive Freeform Series, is an exciting, new, and the first “texture less” kiln formed glass in our industry. Teardrop Glass is 95% clear, patterned glass, with only minimal shaping texture lines. With the 3D Convex shapes of each Teardrop, distortion opacity is created for any privacy concerns, while demonstrating an incredibly beautiful Architectural Glass finish.
MM Exclusives specified a thick glass product to help provide a solid sound barrier. Using 1/2″ (12mm) thick, Low iron glass panels, provided the required barrier. Designing in 3’s, MaryAnn Meppelink of MM Exclusives divided the conference wall opening into 3 @ 3’6 x 8’6 panels. Polished edges allowed for easy installation for the local glazier, NA Technologies. Max panel sizes are available up to 6’0 x 11’0 (1800mm x 3350mm).
MaryAnn Meppelink, of MM Exclusives, desired to use a visually impressive Architectural Glass that was unique and different from other products in our industry. Teardrop Glass easily accomplishes the unique, but the glass also allows outside patrons to determine when co-workers are inside the conference room. This feature is part of the intent, as well as allowing large amounts of light to flow from both sides of the glass panels, through the “texture less” Teardrops.
Wood molding is installed on one side of the Conference Wall opening. NA Technologies glaziers place the Teardrop Glass panels on glass cushions along the bottom raised platform, inside the opening, and press the Teardrop Glass panels against the molding. While holding the glass panels upright, molding is tacked against the glass panels, on the opposite side, to hold the panels in place. Small, thin, beads (1/8” or 4mm) of clear silicone are injected between the vertical gaps in the glass panels and around the perimeter edges.