Bendheim’s Optichroic® Glass Distinguishes Donor Recognition Signage

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A specialty glass by Bendheim, North America’s leading importer and manufacturer of decorative architectural glass, was used to highlight the informational and donor recognition signage in the newly constructed University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business.
Optichroic® glass, invented and perfected by Bendheim, was selected because of its distinct ability to capture and radiate the full color spectrum of light. The luminescent qualities of Optichroic®, combined with the carefully conceived and executed design, create a dynamic radiant element setting the donor wall apart. Created through specialized interlayer technologies, the glass is available in a wide range of texture and color combinations, including clear and etched patterns, and is suitable for large-scale architectural applications. It is an environmentally sound, low maintenance, safety glass.
“The striking appearance of the Optichroic® glass panels in this truly distinctive signage installation naturally focuses the attention on the names of the people whose generosity made this ambitious project possible,” said Steven Jayson, Vice President of Bendheim.
Poulin + Morris Inc., signage design consultants, in coordination with the renowned architects of Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates PC, intended the sign tablets to reflect the infusion of natural light passing through the building’s sky-lit spaces. Having worked with Bendheim on various other projects in the past, the designers selected the company’s Optichroic® glass to create more than 100 individual glass panels on a sixty-foot donor recognition wall as well as more than 200 classroom and teachers’ office identification signs. Design Communications Ltd., a leading fabricator of custom architectural specialties, used the Optichroic® glass panels as the primary material for­­ the signage.
“Bendheim’s unique products, customer service, and manufacturing reliability helped make this signage program a success of which we are all very proud,” said Douglas Morris, a Principal of Poulin + Morris Inc.
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