Crystal Light Projekt - Salt Lake City
The transfer terminal at Salt Lake City airport was newly built in 2012. The renowned artist Catherine Widgery decided to use laser structured glass plates for cladding a lift column and the adjacent stairwell.
The design, which was applied to both surfaces of the glass elements, depicts ice crystals and water droplets on an expanse of over 400 square meters. Due to the unique sparkle of glass surfaces structured with Cerion technology, Catherine Widgery quite consciously chose to use this laser technology.
None of the conventional printing or frosting processes could compare here. Glass surfaces frosted on Cerion machines using lasers have a totally unique visual appeal and have the edge especially when it comes to even the most sophisticated design projects.
This project has been realized on a Cerion machine by the project partners Isophon Glas GmbH and Glasmalerei Peters GmbH.
Cerion has already received more enquiries from architects and artists as a result of this work.
Glass wall "Haus am Ginkgo"
A glass wall of 10 laminated glass elements, each weighing 450kg, was installed in front of the Robert Bosch Museum in Heidelberg in 2007. The central plate of each of these glass elements was given a 3-dimensional structure using sub-surface engraving by Cerion.
The work was carried out by Cerion on a c-matrix type machine. The light from white LEDs shining in via the lower edge of the glass disperses onto the engraved letters.
The letters are luminescent and float in the glass. Thanks to innovative laser technology from Cerion it was possible to create a totally unique effect.
The glass surface remains smooth and therefore dirt resistant. Wind and weather cannot harm this innovative piece of design.
Norderstedt Music School
The newly built Norderstedt Music School near Hamburg is a project with a highly sophisticated design. The building was completed in 2011.
The generously proportioned glass façade consists of over 30 insulating glass elements, each weighing 150kg, using laminated technology.
The designer's intention was a graphical striped pattern extending over the whole façade, the otherwise very strict structure made less formal by a never repeating variation of stripe width and gap.
Each façade element is therefore an individual part of the overall picture and a unique piece of work. The benefits of laser frosting are displayed to the full here.
It was possible to adjust the degree of frosting precisely and a laborious masking of the glass elements with film was not needed.
Cerion was able to fully calculate the desired striped graphics as an overall pattern using its high performance software; the subsequent laser processing was automatic with 100% control over the quality.
The façade elements were processed one pair at a time on a Cerion machine of the c-matrix type.
The façade has a congruent design on the interior and exterior. A total area of about 300 square meters was processed with the laser in this project.