Glass Fabric Laminates

Our constant research and development at t4 design has allowed us to explore areas of glass processing rarely discovered by other manufacturers. One such area is that of fabric lamination, where we take several layers of fabric and encapsulate them between multiple layers of glass.

Our work in this field has allowed us to develop the viability of laminating certain materials between sheets of glass, such as: regular cloth, silk organza, muslin and printed fabrics. From finely woven gauzes to thickly braided weaves, our process caters for most varieties and even includes, embroidered and braided materials.
We can then create a variety of decorative and practical items, including: glass splashbacks for the kitchen and bathroom, moiré effect wall displays, fabric mir-rored panels, glass partitions and screens. Consequently, we now regard ourselves as specialists in this sector of the glass processing industry.

The creation of our glass laminated fabric products has allowed us to work closely with textile artists and designers. They have been delighted to see their work showcased in this innovative and attractive manner and one that is bound to grab the attention of anyone who catches a glimpse of the display.

For example, fabric artist Carol Waller specialises in producing hand painted silks that have been laminated between two pieces of toughened glass. Her workmanship can be found in a number of locations and in a variety of forms, both internally and externally. Her creations include: glass partitions, glass doors, glass sculptures and a feature within a waterfall.

In addition to laminating fabrics between sheets of glass, our carefully honed process also allows us to encapsulate decoratively etched metal foils and finely woven gauzes. This opens up a whole range of structural and design possibilities, the use of these materials allowing the transparency, rigidity and structural qualities of glass to be combined with the decorative and aesthetic qualities of the metallic weaves and meshes.

The permutations are limited only by imagination.

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The technique is used by artist Carole Waller

Fabric laminates in a kitchen splashback

Introduce a new dimension to glass

A range of aesthetics can be created by trying different fabrics

Can be used in doors and partitions