Vitrealspecchi at glasstec 2010

Messe Düsseldorf, 28th september – 1st october 2010hall 10 – stand 10a40Vitrealspecchi will be presenting new creative solutions for building and living at the upcoming Glasstec, the main exhibits being from collections under the name of Madras®, a by-word for quality and technology in architecture and design.Glasstec is one of the most important international expos in the glass industry and enjoys a wide exhibitor base of 48 countries (68% of exhibitors from outside Germany).

An event that operators in the sector never miss, Glasstec showcases the latest developments in the industry – in terms of technology, sustainability and economy of production – to offer a concrete response to public demand for innovation.

With nearly fifty years of experience in the industry and despite today’s increasingly complex scenario, Vitrealspecchi are successfully maintaining their leadership in etched float glass, offering visitors to their stand an even wider range of applications for Madras® products, from construction to furnishing, from doors to floors and various coverings for interiors.

Construction: designs for façades

In the field of façade applications, Vitrealspecchi have chosen to exhibit their FILI pattern (created by Ivo Pellegri), in the Maté version, with its decorative satin finish on a transparent base affording two-way vision: the performances of the pyrolytic glass remain unchanged and it acquires a visual effect that can be appreciated also from a distance. Fili continues to be one of the most exciting new patterns in terms of both aesthetic appeal and variety of performance characteristics (according to the finish and base glass used).

Doors: easier and all-glass

Increasingly favoured by the public because of their ease of installation and immediacy of effect in public and private places, the all-glass doors (10 mm thick) Vitrealspecchi are taking to Glasstec also feature the Fili model, in two versions:

Madras® Fili whose the pattern of blades of grass is reproduced on a satin-finish surface thus creating different levels of opacity that do not compromise the brightness of the environment and protect the people’s privacy.

Madras® Fili Maté double face whose the pattern of blades of grass is reproduced on a transparent surface on both sides of the door, thus creating an attractive and captivating overlapping effect which can be appreciated even in spacious environments.

Certified anti-slip glass for floors

The horizontal surfaces of the stand designed for Glasstec are rich of textures and effects as well and they captivate the eye:

The long walkway, for example, is made of Madras® Pixel Flooring, 10 mm, laminated with clear mirror glass and lit by lateral leds: like the other products in the Madras® Flooring range, this model too has anti-slip certification to the main international standards. Already well known and appreciated by professionals because of its performance and practical characteristics and bold aesthetic effect, the Madras® Flooring line lends itself to various applications in both public places frequented by high numbers of people and in high-tech flavoured interiors.

A particularly strong impression is created by the prototype stairway with steps made of transparent black anti-slip Madras® Pixel Flooring, 8 mm, extra-clear, a laminated product with two plates of 8 mm float glass around a 0.38 mm black PVB film. Each step is back-lit by a band of leds on the long, internal side. The finish, transparent and thus full of light, combined with the opaque black PVB interlayer is certainly eye-catching, also making it ideal for high-impact applications in public places such as bars, restaurants, shops, etc.

Interior design coverings: brilliant solutions

A lot of space is being dedicated to glass for interior coverings. The stand will have a wall with an elegant alternation of black and white, Madras® Lino Maté Lac and Madras® Silk Cristalli Lac: the striking chromatic difference is accentuated by the visual and tactile perception of the different textures. The first product reproduces tight-woven fabric on a perfectly smooth and bright glass surface; the second, with small relief on a bright surface, suggests the image of creased silk. These are only some products among those of the Madras® collection for lacquered and silvered float glass. The special etching techniques used by Vitrealspecchi enable the creation of a variety of effects which enhance the precious crystalline brilliance of glass: this is exactly what designers look for to cover walls, sliding doors (furniture applications), reception desks, tables and furnishing complements.

Crystalline transparency for walls

A central curtain wall divides the areas without separating them, thanks to the transparency of its glass. It shows a particular pattern in relief, created with the combination of oriental taste and the exclusive etching technique by Vitrealspecchi. It is Madras® Kimono Cristalli, a glass characterized by a dot-like texture which reproduces small drops in relief thus composing a flowery pattern.

This particular decorative technique was born in Japan in the Edo period and it was used to characterize the kimonos with a complex pattern made of segmented and dot-like lines. On the surface of the glass the dots in relief reflect the lights like small diamonds. At Glasstec, Kimono Cristalli will be exhibited in two versions, both on a laminated float base, one with a clear and the other with an acid green PVB film.

Tables and tops: functional properties

For shelves and working surfaces and bathroom and kitchen tops, Ecosat® No-Scratch is the glass characterized by a slightly rough but bright surface, highly resistant to scratches and stains, a resistance certified by accredited laboratories. At Glasstec, No-Scratch is being presented with two different finishes: a clear float base and a white lacquered extra-clear float base, both 10 mm.

An exquisite finish for exquisite tables, Madras® Brio is characterized by the contrast between its satin ground and the sparkling of small slightly raised irregular points across the surface. The base glass with which Madras® Brio will be exhibited at Glasstec is a 10 mm Dark Grey (producer: AGC), which is so black it looks lacquered, whereas it’s already coloured during production and can therefore be tempered.

For further information contact:


Igor Tagliabue

Press Office and Communication

Via 4 Novembre 95 | 22066 Mariano Comense (CO) | Italy

T. +39 031 745062

F. +39 031 743166 |

600450 Vitrealspecchi at glasstec 2010

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