The partnership brings together two leaders in the design industry to create a specialty glass exceptional quality and aesthetic appeal: The Bendheim Hospitality Collection combines Bart Halpern’s textiles with safety architectural glass to create luxury materials that subtly dramatize interiors.Translucent Glitterati glass samplesBendheim, the resource for specialty glass since 1927, is committed to developing new decorative glass technologies and pushing the aesthetic capabilities of architectural glass.Recent Bendheim R&D efforts, focused on industry trends in the hospitality, retail, and luxury residential design markets, revealed an unmet need for a new style of durable, easy to maintain, shimmering and rich surfaces. Having developed a prototype design aesthetic, Bendheim approached Bart Halpern, a leader in chic hospitality textiles, to manufacture the required metal-foil-like, refined fabric for glass lamination.
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Bart Halpern has been helping luxury retail and hospitality brands define their environments with sumptuous contemporary-classic textiles. Halpern’s textiles are used by Armani, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co, Marriott, MGM Grand, and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, among others. The collaboration immediately revealed an opportunity to transform Halpern’s successful Glitterati™ textiles into a new line of safety building glass. Hence, the Bendheim Hospitality Collection by Bart Halpern debuts with five Glitterati textiles – champagne, gold, copper, silver, and black – laminated in Bendheim low-iron glass.
This partnership and new collection affirm Bendheim’s tradition in collaborating with design industry leaders to bring cutting-edge decorative glass to life. Previous design collaborations include Robert A.M. Stern Architects, eh Oui Metals of France, and KOVA Textiles. These partnerships have helped Bendheim build an extensive catalog of modern glass designs with elegance and timeless appeal. For more information, please visit www.BendheimArchitectural.com.
Bendheim, the resource for specialty glass since 1927, offers more than 2,000 decorative glass types in stock and unlimited custom design solutions. The third-generation, family-owned company develops, imports, and distributes its products worldwide. Bendheim maintains production facilities in New Jersey and an extensive showroom in Tribeca, New York City. Bendheim is the exclusive importer of Lamberts mouth-blown and channel glasses in North America.
About Bart Halpern
Inspired by architecture and fashion, the Bart Halpern Textile Collection embodies color, texture and various densities of transparency. Whether the textiles are in their original form, with subtle hues of iridescence, or are pleated for additional depth and texture, they are classic, sophisticated and transitional, making them a wonderful addition for any interior application. Halpern’s textiles are used by Giorgio Armani, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Dior, Fendi, Tiffany & Co., Graff Diamonds and H. Stern; by Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Marriott worldwide, Cosmopolitan, MGM Grand’s portfolio, Wynn & Encore Las Vegas and Macau, The Venetian Hotels and Orient Express; by Alloy Yachts, Sunseeker Yachts and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines; and by Jean-Georges, Le Cirque and Danny Meyer restaurants, including The Modern at the Museum of Modern Art.