Color of the Year Captured in Bendheim Glass Projects

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Pantone® “Classic Blue” Comes to Life in Blue Glamir Laminated Glass

Pantone 19-4052 Classic Blue was selected Color of the Year for 2020, and the hue is perfectly captured by our blue Glamir laminated architectural glass.

Blue Glamir was most recently used at the Samsung Solutions Center in Washington D.C. by IBI Group (top photo). Glamir is a laminated safety glass, featuring a color interlayer and a mirror back.

“Glamir™ Ocean Blue” Colored Architectural Mirror

“Glamir™ Ocean Blue” laminated mirrored glass

“We are living in a time that requires trust and faith,” said Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute. “It is this kind of constancy and confidence that is expressed by Pantone 19-4052 Classic Blue, a solid and dependable blue hue.”

“Glamir™ Ocean Blue” Colored Architectural Mirror Wall

“Glamir™ Ocean Blue” interior mirrored glass feature wall

Classic blue glass can also be achieved through clear glass and colored LEDs. The new Pier 17 in New York City, for example, uses approximately 37,000 square feet of our ultra-clear (low-iron) Lamberts® channel glass. Programmable LEDs behind the glass can tint it blue (picture below). At night, the back-lit facade becomes a beacon on the Pier.

South Street Seaport | Bendheim Channel Glass Project

South Street Seaport, New York, NY by SHoP Architects. Photo by C. Taylor Crothers Photography, Inc.

“A boundless blue evocative of the vast and infinite evening sky, Classic Blue encourages us to look beyond the obvious to expand our thinking; challenging us to think more deeply, increase our perspective and open the flow of communication,” Eiseman said.

For over five years, Bendheim has responded to color trends emerging from Pantone and our own consultative design work with leading A&D professionals, continuously expanding our colored glass catalogue. Our in-house back-painting and lamination capabilities facilitate quick turn-around on new and custom design products.

About Bendheim

Bendheim is one of the world’s foremost resources for specialty architectural glass. Founded in New York City in 1927, the fourth-generation, family-owned company offers a virtually unlimited range of in-stock and custom architectural glass varieties. Bendheim develops, fabricates, and distributes its products worldwide. The company maintains production facilities in New Jersey and an extensive showroom in New York City