Bendheim’s Magnetic Glass Marker Boards Featured in Sunset’s “Smart Homes”

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Bendheim’s Decorative Glass Magnetic Marker Boards provide a sleek alternative to conventional bulletin boards in Sunset Smart Homes, a mixed-use development in Palo Alto, Calif. The safety laminated glass is used as a writable wall cladding and a magnetic pin board in the Idea House, a showcase for energy-efficient, innovative, contemporary homes.

“Bendheim’s Magnetic Marker Boards complement the modern, urban aesthetic of the homes,” said Sarah Gaffney, Home Program Manager at Sunset Magazine. “Our editors loved the ‘idea’ quality of the product, an architectural alternative to corkboard bulletin boards.”
Bendheim’s two-by-three-foot Magnetic Glass Marker Board is featured in the kitchen area. Two additional three-by-six-foot boards are displayed in the home office on the closet sliding doors.
Bendheim’s functional, high-polish writing surfaces provide the benefit of durable, maintenance-friendly glass. Standard dry-erase markers and erasers make cleanup easy without ghosting or permanent staining. Powerful magnets allow a variety of materials, ranging from standard notes to brochures and heavy cards, to be elegantly “pinned” to the boards.
 “We loved how it looked, as did the visitors to the home,” added Gaffney. “They consistently provided the response we were looking for: ‘How cool is this! I’ve never seen this before.’”
Magnetic Marker Boards can be installed in frames for partitions and wall cladding applications; with stand-off hardware attachments; or applied directly to walls or other surfaces using structural silicone. Designers and contractors can select from single- or dual-sided formats of the Magnetic Marker Boards, the latter allowing for a distinct aesthetic on each side of the board, i.e., one side of the glass can be white, the opposite – black. The standard Marker Boards come in white / black colors and feature luminous fire-polished surfaces. Custom colors and decorative imprinted options are available for larger orders, providing design flexibility.
The boards are in 5/16” thickness and are available in sizes up to 60” by 96” to the trade only (architects, interior designers, building contractors).
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