Bendheim is founded in Greenwich Village, New York City by Sem and Margaret Bendheim, as importer & distributor of premium art glass.
Bendheim moves into a 6-story building in Tribeca, New York City, now known as the Bendheim Building, to accommodate its growing inventory.
Bendheim supplies colored glass for the famed Robert Sowers glass facade at American Airlines’ John F. Kennedy International Airport terminal (the installation was longer than a football field & 20+ ft. high).
Alfred Jayson, Sem and Margaret Bendheim’s son-in-law, takes the reins and continues building on Bendheim’s expertise in specialty glass.
The Bendheim family’s third generation – brothers Robert, Donald, and Steven Jayson – join at the helm of the company.
Bendheim introduces Restoration Glass® – authentic mouth-blown window glass for historic restorations & reproductions, exhibiting the mild waviness & occasional air bubble characteristic of antique window glass – a pivotal moment in the company’s expansion into the architectural glass market.
Bendheim supplies colored glass for the restoration of the old Statue of Liberty torch, now on permanent exhibit in the Statue of Liberty Museum.
Bendheim founds its Architectural Glass division and pioneers new tempering & lamination processes to transform hundreds of decorative glass varieties into first-of-their-kind, safety architectural glass products.
The company introduces the first extensive collection of textured architectural glass to the US market.
Bendheim establishes the first architectural glass showroom in the US in Tribeca, New York City, as well as a new glass fabrication & manufacturing facility in Passaic, New Jersey.
Bendheim brings hundreds of never-before-seen decorative architectural glass varieties to the American Institute of Architects (AIA) National Convention, becoming one of the most visited exhibits.
"The New York Times" introduces the public to Bendheim’s Restoration Glass® via this article.
The White House windows are restored with Bendheim’s Restoration Glass®. It is such a perfect match to the original glass that all replaced panels have to be meticulously marked & catalogued to distinguish them from the originals.
Bendheim introduces SatinTech® – the first sustainably produced acid-etched glass collection – to the US market.
Martha Stewart visits Bendheim for an episode of the “Martha Stewart Living” TV program.
A luxurious NYC residence featuring Bendheim fluted textured glass becomes the cover story of “Interior Design” magazine’s September issue.
Bendheim introduces Color Coated Glass – architectural back-painted glass for interior wall-cladding applications, back-splashes, and table-tops.
Bendheim Wall Systems, Inc. is founded to bring Lamberts® U-shaped channel glass to the North American architecture & design community. This unique, self-supporting, three-dimensional architectural glass can create vast, elegant curvilinear all-glass walls, unachievable by conventional flat glass.
Bendheim’s Restoration Glass® and double-sided patterned SatinTech® etched glass are featured on the "Home Again with Bob Vila" TV program.
The Glass Association of North America (GANA) presents its “Design in Glass Award” to the Santa Monica Civic Center Parking Structure for its use of Bendheim channel glass. The project also becomes the cover story of “Parking” magazine’s July issue; the following year, it features on the cover of “The Parking Professional” magazine’s August issue.
Bendheim launches its Home Glass Collection with the first e-commerce website for cabinet glass door inserts, responding to the public’s demand for access to specialty architectural glass products for small residential & DIY projects.
“Sustainable Industries” magazine makes Bendheim Wall Systems' Lamberts® channel glass one of its “Top 10 Green Building Products”
Two Bendheim channel glass projects – the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, MO by Steven Holl Architects & Shaw Center for the Arts in Baton Rouge, LA by Schwartz Silver Architects – win American Institute of Architects (AIA) National Honor Awards.
“The New York Times” features Bendheim’s Home Glass Collection in an article titled “Glass Can Improve the Look of Cabinets.”
Bendheim introduces EcoGlass™ – the first post-consumer recycled clear (see-through) architectural glass collection – to the US market.
“Better Homes and Gardens” magazine features cabinet glass door inserts from Bendheim’s Home Glass Collection in a November/December “Kitchen + Bath Ideas” article.
“Builder News” magazine awards Bendheim’s “Architect Series I” patterned etched glass collection a “Best Building Products Award” in the multi-family category.
Bendheim’s double-sided pattern-etched SatinTech® glass is featured on the DIY Network’s "BATHtastic!" TV program.
“The Construction Specifier” publishes a 10-page cover story on Bendheim’s channel glass in the magazine’s May issue.
Bendheim becomes a member of the U.S. Green Building Council.
Bendheim receives two “Architectural Products Product Innovation Awards” (PIAs): our Optichroic® laminated dichroic glass is honored in the surfaces category, while our H-60 unitized channel glass wall system is honored in the products in application category.
Bendheim’s SatinTech® etched glass is featured on three TV programs on the DIY Network: “BATHtastic!,” “Man Caves,” and “I Hate My Kitchen!”
Bendheim's “Jelly Bean” Collection of colored laminated glass is an “Interior Design Best of Year” honoree.
Bendheim’s Houdini™ ultra-privacy micro-fluted glass receives an “Architectural Product’s Product Innovation Award” (PIA) in the surfaces category. The following year, Houdini wins the prestigious “Design Journal Platinum ADEX Award” for design excellence.
Bendheim’s “Chic” decorative laminated glass collection receives the “Interiors & Sources Readers’ Choice Best Products Award for Best Glass Element.”
Bendheim introduces decorative glass rainscreen systems, the first-of-their-kind in North America, featuring patented Längle® compression fittings. The systems provide proven, tested moisture protection for buildings in a vast range of transparent, translucent, or opaque decorative architectural glass varieties.
Bendheim’s industry-leading Magnetic Glass Marker Boards win “Architectural Record” magazine’s “Record Products Competition” in the furnishings category, as well as “Architectural Products’ Product Innovation Award” (PIA) in the architectural surfaces category. The following year, they become an “Interior Design Best of Year” honoree.
The “KOVA for Bendheim" collection of decorative laminated glass receives the “Interiors & Sources Readers’ Choice Best Products Award for Best Glass Element.”
Bendheim’s channel glass is selected among hundreds of entries submitted by over 100 countries to become “Architizer’s A+ Jury Award Winner” in the building products category.
Bendheim’s Oberon™ double-sided, pattern-etched glass wins “Architectural Record” magazine’s “Record Products Competition” in the finishes & surfacing category, as well as “Architectural Products’ Product Innovation Award” (PIA) in the hospitality category.
“Construction Canada” magazine features Bendheim’s glass rainscreens in a 7-page cover story titled “Glass Rainscreen Systems Enhance the Building Envelope.” Bendheim's innovative decorative glass rainscreen facades are also highlighted in articles published by “High Rise Facilities” & “Buildings” magazines.
Bendheim’s Glamir™ colored architectural mirror collection receives “Architectural Products’ Most Unique Product Innovation Award” (PIA) in the hospitality category. The Collection also becomes an "Interior Design Best of Year" honoree.
Bendheim’s Decorative Glass Rainscreen Systems win “BUILDINGS Money-Saving Products Award.”
Bendheim’s Lamberts® channel glass becomes the first channel glass to be tested & certified Bird-Smart (bird-friendly) by the American Bird Conservancy, the preeminent authority on avian-friendly architecture.
Bendheim's Houdini™ Channel Glass wins "Architectural Record’s 2016 Product of the Year Award" in the Facades – Glazing category.
Bendheim Wall Systems' unitized channel glass assemblies, featured at The Children's Hospital of San Antonio, win the GOOD DESIGN® award, "the world’s most prestigious, recognized, and oldest Design Awards program organized annually by The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design."
Two Bendheim channel glass projects – the University of Iowa Visual Arts Building in Iowa City, IA by Steven Holl Architects and BNIM Architects & Blu Dot Showroom in West Hollywood, CA by Standard Architecture – win 2017 American Architecture Awards.
Bendheim's VintageWire™ laminated chicken wire glass wins "Architectural Products' 2017 Product Innovation Award" (PIA) in the Specialty Glazing category.
Bendheim’s Decorative Glass Rainscreen Systems win "Architectural Products' 2017 Product Innovation Award" (PIA) Special Citation.
Bendheim’s Houdini™ Unlocked Collection wins "Architectural Record’s 2017 Record Product Award" in the Best Windows, Doors, & Openings category.
Two Bendheim products – the Houdini™ Unlocked Collection and the SatinTech™ Pastels Collection – win ADEX Platinum Design Awards.
Bendheim's Robert Jayson is awarded the American Glass Guild Nicholas Parrendo Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to architectural art glass.
Bendheim's channel glass is the cover story in “Buildings” magazine's November issue.
Bendheim's channel glass is also the cover story in “Construction Canada” magazine's November issue.
Bendheim's channel glass wins "Architectural Products' Product Innovation Award" (PIA) in the Product in Application category.
Bendheim's +2 Acoustic Glass Collection is selected as one of Building Design+Construction's 101 Top Products of the year.
Bendheim opens its architectural glass DesignLab™, a non-traditional A&D showroom at the New York Design Center, NYC
Bendheim's Robert Jayson is awarded the Stained Glass Association of America’s (SGAA) Lifetime Achievement Award for his involvement in the art glass industry and his service to the craft.
Bendheim’s ventilated glass facade system for a new multi-story parking facility in Chicago becomes The Construction Specifier's October cover story, titled “The Design-Assist Benefit | Affordable Jewel Facades.”
In December, the innovative system wins Architectural Record’s Best Building Envelope Product award.
Bendheim's TurnKey interior glass cladding system and our custom-profile Lamberts® channel glass, as seen at New York City’s South Street Seaport Pier 17, receive Product Innovation Awards (PIAs) from Architectural Products magazine.
Bendheim's Ventilated Facade System for Parking Structures wins two Architizer A+ awards: the jury award in the "Facades: Glass & Glazing" category and the popular vote award in the "Building Systems – Sustainable Design Products" category.
It also features on the cover of Building Enclosure magzine's Fall issue dedicated to “Innovative Facades.”
Our vertically-and-horizontally shingled glass rainscreen system, as seen at Inova Hospital, Fairfax, VA, wins an Architect's Newspaper "Best of Products" award.
Our Lumi Frit projectable glass rainscreen wins the Architectural Record Editor's Choice award for Best Building Envelope Product.
Alfred Jayson, Bendheim's second generation, turns 100 years old and after more than 65 years with the company, he remains committed to the family business.
Thank you all for sharing the news of this incredible milestone; a birthday celebration post reached over 1.5 million views online.
Our facade division, Bendheim Wall Systems Inc., celebrates its 20-year anniversary. It was the first to introduce North American architects to award-winning Lamberts® channel glass and clipped ventilated glass facades.
Bendheim's Lumi Frit projectable glass rainscreen, as seen at The Momentary, wins multiple design awards, including the Editor's Pick, Building Materials category of the Architect’s Newspaper Best of Product Awards, the Architectural Products category of Interior Design Magazine’s NYCxDESIGN awards, as well as two Architectural Products' PIA Awards. The innovative cladding system also becomes a triple Finalist in the Architizer A+ awards in the following categories: Innovation; Building Envelopes, Cladding & Roofing; and Glass & Glazing.
The Momentary receives an Honorable Mention in Commercial Construction & Renovation’s Project Profile Awards.
Bendheim's ultra-lightweight HexaLite™ glass cladding becomes a winner in the annual Architectural Products' PIA Innovation awards in the Wall Coverings category. Judges recognize it for its contribution to the reduction in elevator cab weight and motor size, together with its biophilic and naturally hygienic qualities: "another example of Bendheim's commitment to research and discovering needs."
Bendheim’s double-glazed curved channel glass walls, as seen at Franklin & Marshal College’s Winter Visual Arts Center, wins in Architizer’s A+ Awards in the Facades & Openings: Glass & Glazing category.
Donald Jayson, grandson of company founders Sem & Margaret Bendheim, takes the reins and is named President of Bendheim.
Bendheim launches “Building a Clear Future”, a comprehensive sustainability program. The program addresses manufacturing processes, product development, supplier outreach, and employee engagement and well-being.
Bendheim’s channel glass is a 2023 USGlass Sustainability Award winner. Produced by Lamberts of Germany, one of the most sustainable cast-glass manufacturers in the world, Bendheim's channel glass boasts a wide range of sustainable attributes beginning from the manufacturing process of the glass, all the way through to the end of the products life cycle where it can be 100% recycled.