Published at Wednesday, February 07th, 2018 - 11:01:49 AM. . By Kelsey C.
Have you ever considered using Glass block draw light into your home? Many years ago, glass block was used in factory buildings and basements to allow light flowing into the area but still provided some security and privacy. Glass block has been used in showers and windows for bathrooms in higher priced housing. Home owners are only limited by their imagination when considering this durable material.
Enameled glass, crystalline glass and multi-colored glass were further developments that added to the aesthetics of lighting fixtures. At the same time came the evolution of the mirrors and beads that were initially exported in the fourteenth century to the luxurious lighting pieces found today, mainly lamps and chandeliers. Glass-makers were so revered for their art that they were given position in society. For example, glass-makers were permitted to carry swords, they were protected from prosecution and they even made their way into Venetian high-society. Such privileges were well-earned as they possessed a unique skill that created covetous pieces of art that left the world in awe.
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