The announcement was made June 13, 2005 during the NeoCon© Worlds Trade Fair in Chicago, Illinois. Joel Berman has integrated historic building techniques and materials into his three new premium handcrafted, multi-dimensional, kiln-cast glass textures. Bricks, Boards and Sticks are available in glass panels up to 52" wide x 108" high, and thicknesses of 1/4" (6mm), 3/8" (10mm) and 1/2" (12mm). With the characteristics of traditional building materials and varying degrees of transparency, Bricks, Boards and Sticks are suitable for custom fabrication
for a range of interior and exterior glass applications including partition and boardroom walls, office side light panels, balustrades, wall cladding, moveable walls, doors and more. Were thrilled by the overwhelmingly positive reaction given to Bricks, Boards, and Sticks, said Joel Berman, President of Joel Berman Glass Studios. Among so much strong competition, it was fantastic to receive an award of this caliber. At JBGS, we aim to be at the forefront of advancements in glass production and design, so its a significant honor to be
recognized by others in our industry.
Every year, tens of thousands of people attend the NeoCon© World's Trade Fair held at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago, where more than 1,000 exhibitors showcase the latest, state-ofthe- art concepts for office, health care, hospitality, institutional, and government environments. The Best of NeoCon competition honors new products introduced to the U.S. contract market. The judging criteria includes innovation, aesthetics, quality, functionality and pricing. The competition is sponsored by Contract Magazine, the Merchandise Mart, IIDA, IFMA, and McMorrowReport.com. From their studio on Vancouvers Granville Island, Joel Berman Glass Studios has, for over 15 years, designed and manufactured glass art for many high profile clients worldwide. The landmark Chrysler Building in New York, The Gap World Headquarters in San Francisco and Disneys Wilderness Lodge in Orlando, Florida are among many prominent addresses, which feature works by Joel Berman Glass Studios.