Oberon™ Architectural Glass Wins Two Prestigious Product Design Awards
We are pleased to announce our Oberon™ Decorative Architectural Etched Glass is a winner in Architectural Record’s 2015 Record Products Competition in the Finishes & Surfacing category, as well as the recipient of Architectural Products’ Product Innovation Award (PIA) in the Hospitality category. The awards honor innovation in the development and refinement of buildings products, and highlight Oberon glass as a choice solution for design-driven building projects.
Oberon glass is a half-inch thick, ultra-clear (low-iron) glass with a double-sided proprietary acid-etched pattern that adds a sense of body and depth to interior partitions and building facades, whether viewed up-close or from afar. Oberon can be used to create decorative glass stair railings, balustrades, frameless doors, ceilings, and expansive glass facades in a variety of architectural applications and project types, including hospitality, retail, corporate, and healthcare settings.
The copyrighted design was created in collaboration with an emerging graphic artist. Inspired by micro-bone structures and natural biomorphic forms, Oberon’s organic pattern creates a soothing and welcoming effect, contributing to occupant comfort. The structure of the pattern was carefully designed to maximize its effect on the space and ability to create a sense of privacy. The Oberon pattern etched into its ultra-clear glass results in a brilliant, crystalline, aesthetic. The etched glass surfaces gently diffuse light, reduce glare, and minimize surface reflections.
Architectural Record’s “Record Products Competition” is judged by a jury of architects, designers, and product specialists. Building products are evaluated against a range of criteria, including innovation, usefulness, and aesthetics. Over 500 entries were submitted in this year’s competition, and our Oberon architectural glass was chosen winner in the Finishes & Surfacing category.
Architectural Products’ “Product Innovation Awards” program, now in its fifth year, recognizes a wide variety of innovative architectural products. The award is judged by a group of 35 independent industry professionals, including architects, interior designers, and veteran architectural, engineering and construction writers. Oberon received a PIA award in the Hospitality category.
“We truly appreciate the industry’s recognition of Oberon, a glass created through Bendheim’s continuing drive towards innovation in architecture and design,” said Robert Jayson, Bendheim President.
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