Created for glass manufacturer and supplier GX Glass, the multicoloured, jewel-like Glaze Pavilion highlighted their products and celebrated glass as a versatile medium through which designers and architects can realise their ideas.
The pavilion, which was located on St John’s Square as part of Clerkenwell Design Week 2015, referenced the heritage of Clerkenwell as a centre of design and manufacture, including the former Victorian glassworks at the Farmiloe building. A lightweight steel frame incorporated glass of different widths and finishes to create a journey of visual wonder for visitors to enjoy, as they were guided towards the centre of the installation where a variety of talks and workshops were hosted.
Fully demountable and reusable, Glaze will soon have a new lease of life; it is in development to be repurposed as a community hub in Cambridgeshire, demonstrating that temporary design can become permanent, and have a use beyond its original intention.
‘We were delighted to be involved in this project and showcase our range of glass products to show the breadth of design possibilities for interior glass. The pavilion was designed to offer an engaging and inspirational space for the duration of the event’
Martin Lush, Managing Director, GX Glass