Skylark Lounge Featuring Bendheim’s Vintagewire™ Glass Wins A.R.E. Retail Environments Design Award

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The Skylark Lounge by Meyer Davis Studio Inc. is the grand prize winner of the Association for Retail Environments (A.R.E.) 2014 Design Awards – Restaurant/Fine Dining category. The victorious design of New York City’s classically styled cocktail lounge prominently features Bendheim’s VintageWire™ decorative architectural glass creating a distinct modern-traditional atmosphere.
Set 30 stories up in the heart of New York’s Garment District, the 7,000-sq.-ft., 141-person lounge delivers expansive panoramic views of the Hudson River and the Manhattan skyline from within the multi-level indoor spaces and an open-air rooftop terrace. Skylark’s wrap-around layout and floor-to-ceiling windows, together with suede couches and tufted-leather stools, create a fashionable vintage atmosphere.
The A.R.E. Design Award acknowledges Skylark’s luxe materials and rich textures. The feature wall by the bar showcases Bendheim’s textured, opaque VintageWire glass framed in dark wood. The lively yet gentle metallic reflections of the forty dark-bronze rippled glass panels create a sense of energy as they echo the lights and movement in the space. Custom VintageWire glasspartitions, featuring a translucent white interlayer, create a sense of privacy as they filter light through in a soft glow. Bendheim’s white VintageWire glass also serves as the lounge’s exterior sign, welcoming patrons to the chic venue.
VintageWire contains true chicken wire laminated between two sheets of glass. It can be specified in a virtually unlimited palette of textures and translucent or opaque colors, including metallic hues. The textured Skylark walls, for example, incorporate a bronze-grey color and Bendheim’s exclusive EcoGlass, produced in an enviro-sensitive factory with up to 40% post-consumer recycled content. The glass was installed by Doortec Architectural Metal & Glass of River Vale, N.J.
Design professionals can specify VintageWire glass for interior walls and partitions, stair railings, balustrades, door inserts, sidelites, and decorative details for interiors requiring distinct character and refined vintage appeal. The laminated VintageWire glass offers enhanced safety and sound control properties. It is available in sizes up to 48” by 85” and in thicknesses up to ¾”. To learn more about Bendheim decorative architectural glass, please visit
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