Bendheim’s New Oberon™ Etched Glass Lends Depth to Interior and Exterior Surfaces

Date: 13 March 2015

Bendheim has launched its Etched Elements™ Collection with the introduction of Oberon™ architectural etched glass.

Featuring a proprietary design in a substantial ½-inch thickness, Oberon’s dual-sided, fine etched surfaces echo and enhance each other.  The multifaceted design adds a sense of body and depth to interior partitions and building facades, whether viewed up-close or from afar.
 
Oberon’s acid-etched pattern is inspired by micro-bone structures and natural biomorphic forms and is the result of Bendheim’s collaboration with an emerging graphic artist. The obscuring design offers a degree of privacy while maintaining a sense of openness and allowing for daylighting. The pattern’s strong sense of dimensionality and depth is magnified in edge-lighting applications. Oberon can be used to create decorative glass partitions, stair railings, balustrades, shower doors, ceilings, doors and windows, and expansive glass facades in a variety of architectural applications and project types, including hospitality, retail, corporate, and healthcare settings.

Close-up of Oberon's three dimensional pattern.
 
The permanent, chemically etched Oberon surfaces are exceptionally fine and maintenance-friendly. They are superior to sandblasted and particle-etched glass surfaces, and are naturally resistant to staining and fingerprints over the product’s lifetime.

Oberon with an apple for scale.
 
The unique Oberon pattern is applied to ultra-clear (low-iron) glass, resulting in a highly sought-after brilliant, crystalline, nearly colorless aesthetic. The glass provides a sense of privacy, gently diffuses light, reduces glare, and minimizes continuous reflections. Designed to the bird-safe “2 x 4 rule”, Oberon can be used to create bird-friendly exterior glass walls that curtail the risk of accidental bird collisions.
 
Oberon can be specified in sizes up to 90" by 124" (2.29 m by 3.15 m) in thickness of approximately 1/2" (12 mm) and in safety tempered form. To learn more about Bendheim decorative architectural glass, please visit www.BendheimArchitectural.com.  
 

About Bendheim:

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.

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