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In the heart of Cambridge, a city renowned for its blend of historic beauty and academic excellence, our latest project brought to life a unique fusion of functionality and personal storytelling through the art of glass design. Tasked with the creation of bespoke custom glass rooms for a boutique hotel, we embarked on a journey to transform ordinary spaces into encapsulated experiences, each telling a story through frameless glass partitions.

A Brief dive into the history of Cambridge

Before delving into the nuances of our design process, let’s appreciate the backdrop of our canvas – Cambridge. This venerable city, dating back to before the Roman Empire, has long been a hub of education, innovation, and cultural richness. Home to the University of Cambridge, established in 1209, it’s a place where centuries-old architecture meets the vibrancy of academic pursuit. Its cobbled streets, ancient colleges, and the tranquil River Cam flowing through its heart have inspired countless scholars, artists, and visionaries.

The Outcome: Unique Frameless Glass Partitions of Beauty and Function.

The result of our endeavors was a collection of frameless glass partitions that transformed the hotel’s en-suite bathrooms into works of art. These partitions did not just serve their functional purpose of dividing spaces; they became the focal point of each room, inviting guests into a world where art and function coexist seamlessly. The transparency of the glass allowed for the play of light and shadow, bringing the etchings to life and creating an ever-changing ambiance that responded to the time of day and the mood of the room.

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Etched design glass partition
Etched frameless glass partition with design

The brief – Create frameless glass partitions blending hobbies with design

Our client, deeply rooted in the artistic and intellectual culture of Cambridge, presented us with a brief that was as challenging as it was inspiring. They sought to infuse the private spaces of their boutique hotel with elements that reflected their passions: dancers, trees, trains, chess pieces, and musical instruments. These themes were not merely to be depicted but woven into the very fabric of the hotel’s design, using frameless glass partitions to create en-suite sliding glass bathrooms in each room.

The Process: From Concept to Creation

The journey from concept to creation was a collaborative symphony of design, technology, and craftsmanship. We employed advanced glass etching and printing techniques to capture the essence of each subject. Dancers, with their fluid movements and expressive forms, were depicted in graceful silhouettes that seemed to move across the glass. Trees, symbols of growth and endurance, were etched in intricate detail, their branches stretching across the partitions in a celebration of nature. Trains, representing the journey and progress, were captured in dynamic scenes that conveyed motion and adventure.

Chess pieces, with their strategic significance and iconic shapes, were used to create patterns and designs that spoke of intellect and challenge. Musical instruments, each with its unique form and significance, were depicted in a way that one could almost hear the music they played. These designs were not mere decorations; they were stories, experiences, and reflections of the client’s life and passions.

Etched frameless glass partition with trees

Etched Frameless Glass Partitions

This project in Cambridge was not just about designing spaces; it was about creating experiences that resonate on a personal level. It stands as a testament to the power of bespoke design in transforming ordinary spaces into extraordinary ones. Through the medium of frameless glass partitions, we were able to bring together the hobbies and loves of our client, creating a unique collection that is both functional and beautiful.

In the end, the boutique hotel in Cambridge became more than just a place to stay; it became a destination that tells a story, a space where every corner holds a conversation, and every glass partition is a window into the heart and soul of its creator.

The Orlando Hotel

The Orlando Hotel is based in central Cambridge, https://www.theorlando.co.uk/

Go Glass worker creating a sandblast design for a glass door.

Go Glass, established in 1978 and shortlisted for Glass Company of the Year in 2023, are specialists in bespoke glass design. See the website https://goglass.co.uk or call them today on 01223 211041

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