Glassiled, an asset for contemporary design at the d-hotel

Date: 11 December 2008
Source: AGC Flat Glass Europe
Glassiled, a unique product based on a revolutionary new technology developed by AGC Flat Glass Europe, integrates LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes) into laminated glass.

As soon as Glassiled was launched, its innovative nature was recognised with a gold medal for design at Batimat. Panels of experts also bestowed awards upon the product at the Interieur and Equip’Baie trade fairs last month.

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Architect studio Govaert and Vanhoutte

Glassiled - Partitions

Interior - Sliding Doors

Architects and designers from all walks of life are inspired by the possibilities Glassiled offers for façades and interior design. The stylish d-hotel, designed by architects Benny Govaert and Damiaan Vanhoutte, is the first high-profile project to use this ground-breaking glass. The d-hotel, which is located in the heart of Marke, near Kortrijk (Belgium), stands out through its unique architecture and timeless interior: contemporary linear design meets rustic décor on a site that also features a historic windmill.

When creating this masterpiece, architects Benny Govaert and Damiaan Vanhoutte used all the latest materials. From the bedrooms to the bar, from the gyms to the reception area and the meeting rooms, the architects  and designers did not leave a single detail to chance.

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Architect studio Govaert and Vanhoutte

Glassiled - Partitions

Interior - Sliding Doors

Chosen for its image of high-tech sophistication, Glassiled has been used to create the perfect atmosphere for several locations in this truly extraordinary Hotel:

Guests will be provided with an i-Pod Touch, the ultimate symbol of information ‘at your fingertips’, for the duration of their stay, allowing them to access a wealth of information on the hotel and its services. In the reception area, the i-Pod Touches are displayed on Glassiled shelves that highlight their originality.

Glassiled is used as an attractive communication medium on the magnificent sliding door leading into the ‘Lounge’ bar: the door features the ‘d’ used in the hotel’s logo and is interspersed with points of light that emphasise the elegant perspective the elegance of the long full length transparent partition.

Could the lift door transport you to another dimension full of surprises? A Glassiled wall covering bearing displaying the ‘d’ logo welcomes visitors into the hotel’s impressive lift.

The relaxation room features a transparent partition made of Glassiled, making it a bright, dynamic space for sport-lovers and guests seeking comfort and a feeling of well-being.

Glassiled is also making its mark on other architecture and design projects. Allowing light through by day and becoming a light source by night, Glassiled is a unique, versatile glass product. Two particularly noteworthy projects are a façade for lighting specialists Targetti at Brussels South (Hugo Neumann) and the balustrades in the Maison Alfort theatre in Paris (Balustra Glassiled).

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