New Prospero™ Collection Expands the Design Palette

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New Linear Pattern Glass Collection Balances Visual Privacy and Daylight

We are expanding architects and designers’ material palette with a new privacy-friendly linear glass collection, Prospero™. The collection comprises five etched and carved designs in low-iron (ultra-clear), grey, and bronze 3/8”-thick tempered glass. Ideal for elegant frameless partition walls and shower enclosures, the monolithic glass balances visual privacy, daylight, and value.

Prospero™ combines an intricate decorative aesthetic with shorter lead times. It is also a cost-effective solution for applications blending a decorative pattern and color, which typically require more costly lamination fabrication.

“Delivering projects on time is a major pain point for the architect, installer, and building owner,” said Ben Jayson, Bendheim President. “Glass is one of the last interior finishes on the project, and the market needs speedier decorative glass solutions with guaranteed quality. Today, we can turn around a fully fabricated, polished, and tempered Prospero order in as little as two weeks.”

Prospero™ glass is ideal for privacy partitions in offices, transportation, hospitality, and healthcare projects. It is also perfectly suited for frameless shower enclosures in hospitality and multi-family residential applications.

Grey Carved Corduroy Glass Rendering

Rendering of Prospero Grey Carved Corduroy glass in a frameless shower enclosure.

Linear glass remains timeless yet trendy. Demand for our linear patterns has increased more than 120 percent in the past few years. Architects and designers also gravitate towards ultra-clear or neutral glass colors for their projects. Prospero™ glass combines the in-demand linear design aesthetic with several important functional benefits. The maintenance-friendly glass resists permanent stains from water and fingerprints, diffuses light, and reduces glare. Stocked and fabricated in the United States, it also offers controlled lead times and premium quality.

We fabricate the glass to the desired size, shape, aesthetic, and safety requirements of the project. Maximum panel size depends on the application. Our tempered Prospero™ glass meets building safety codes, the requirements for ANSI Z97.1, and the Consumer Product Safety Commission CPSC 16FR, Part 1201 – Safety Standard for Architectural Glazing Materials.

Our design consultants can also work with architects to tailor the glass, creating completely new aesthetics. Mirrored or back-painted, linear-pattern glass can serve as unique, maintenance-friendly and durable wall cladding with dynamic qualities. Architects can conduct project consultations in person or live-remote via our Design Lab:

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