Cast Glass Walls

Creative room dividers provide elegant form and function.

 

Cast glass walls were the perfect solution when the Marriott Residence Inn Charlotte, NC needed to create a visual interruption between their hotel lobby registration desk area and adjacent library.

Light transmission was important to give the installation the sense of openness desired, so decorative dividers of custom kiln formed low-iron cast glass panels were created to form the wall. There are a total of ten 72-inch high by 53-inch wide art glass panels installed in a double wall configuration situated between existing columns.

cast glass wall 2 Charlotte Residence Inn Marriott NC

LED up lighting is concealed in a structural wood base with access panels designed to service the lighting fixtures. There are five back-to-back sections of cast glass walls, with a 12-inch separation to accommodate the LED up lighting. Glass walls are capped with 14-inch wide by 2-inch thick clear Plexiglas.

Field measurements were provided by the general contractor. Shop drawings were produced by Jancik Arts International, Inc. for approval, and then the glass panels were manufactured to specs. Our client, LPBC Architects, suggested accent 2-inch by 4-inch by ¼-inch thick plates with decorative rivets be adhered to the face of the glass as an additional point of interest. Also provided, matching bronze finished aluminum vertical plates for the connection to the columns. The cast glass wall pairs are supported in the middle with a custom bronze finished stand-off system.

cast glass wall Charlotte Residence Inn Marriott NC

Lead time is important in any project, and with two weeks required for shop drawing submission, followed by a two week sample submission for approval, and a four week production schedule for the cast glass wall panels to be created, crated, and shipped, this was an efficient and elegant solution.

Categories: Cast Glass and Installations.

Handsome Decorative Grilles Installed with Ease

Interior designers have incredible imaginations. Visions that can be quickly sketched on paper or realized in their minds are sometimes a production challenge.

And that’s where the fun begins!

 

Jancik Arts International specializes in production challenge solutions, or as we like to call it, production challenge prevention.

Recently, a design team approached Jancik Arts to manufacture and install three 3-foot by 8-foot 6-inch decorative metal grilles at the registration desk of the Atlanta Airport Hilton. One of the panels was horizontally positioned on the face of the registration desk, while the other two panels were situated vertically on wall behind the desk.

Because the specs called for no exposed fasteners, the challenge was to produce a seamless and safe installation with hidden fasteners. Jancik Arts met the designers’ desire for a sleek solution by using a “keyhole” system mounting bracket.

The keyholes were water jet cut, producing precise locations and identical shapes. Then, the backside of each keyhole in the bracket was machined so the bracket could rest tightly against the mounting surface while allowing a space for the strategically placed buttons on the back of the decorative screen to poke through. These buttons slide into the smaller opening of the keyhole to lock the panels into place.

The bracket, made of a quarter-inch by one-inch flat bar frame, matches the edging dimensions of the water jet cut decorative screen, making installation a breeze.

decorative grilles brackets

The pre-fit flat bar frame brackets are measured for placement and mounted to the surface, with the appropriate screws through the pre-drilled countersunk holes.

decorative grilles mounting

The decorative panel with buttons attached to the back line up perfectly with the keyholes on the bracket. A slide from right to left, or up to down, depending on the panel installation orientation, makes for a simple, solid connection.

The result is a clean look with an easy, quick, and professional onsite installation. The panels appear to float off the wall with no visible means of attachment!

So, dream on designers—Jancik Arts loves keeping up with your imaginations!

Atlanta Airport Hilton reception desk

Categories: Metal Work.

Jancik Arts International Teams with Worthington Millworks

Jancik Arts International is pleased to announce an agreement with Worthington Millwork to distribute our new exclusive line of stained glass ceiling domes.

 

At a size of 6 feet 8 inches, these beautiful interior domes can be positioned effortlessly into any structure, through any door, and are quick and easy to install. Made of real stained glass, and handcrafted individually in the United States, our ceiling domes make an exquisite statement in your kitchen, bathroom, dining room, foyer, or any area in your home. The timeless designs and elegant hues of our stained glass domes enhance and brighten any space.

livingroom stained glass ceiling dome

Our beautiful Savoy dome adds elegance in a dining area

Harlequin stained glass ceiling dome

Our stylish Harlequin dome graces a bathroom ceiling

Manor stained glass ceiling dome

Our Manor dome makes a sophisticated statement in a foyer

Angelique Jackson, president of Jancik Arts International said, “We are excited to work with Worthington Millwork. With more than 20,000 clients, Worthington Millwork’s knowledge of the luxury home industry is invaluable. We designed the domes specifically to meet a variety of needs. The dome frame, plus authentic stained glass inserts, can be installed in less than 3 hours and shipped within approximately 4‒5 weeks of the order.”

Categories: Glass and Stained Glass.

Stained Glass for Worship Spaces

With more than 36 years of experience in creating stained glass structures for diverse worship spaces, Jancik Arts International, Inc. has built a solid reputation of high-level craftsmanship, meeting the highest of standards, deadlines, and budgets.

 

LDS stained glass dome

“Celestial” 21-foot dome ‒ The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Orlando, FL

Jancik Arts has created and installed original and owner supplied designs for religious structures worldwide, including projects ranging from massive 21-foot diameter stained glass domes to intimate art glass and metal chandeliers. Our experience in stained glass, carved glass, decorative acrylic, and art metal work offers members of all faiths a unique opportunity to commission inspirational art. (more…)

Categories: Stained Glass and Worship Spaces.

The Art of Antiqued Mirrors

For the past few years, many design professionals have increasingly specified antiqued mirrors for display in homes, hotels, restaurants, and high-rises.

 

antiqued mirrored wallThe following information sheds new light on how different applications can showcase antiqued mirrors. As always, we recommend consulting with an expert to guide you in making the right choice to convey the look and mood you’re seeking for a particular room. If you do not know someone, you are welcome to reach us on our contact us page.

Why use antiqued mirrors?

Antiqued mirrors give new life to a room and help to convey a mood, as when they’re installed on a ceiling to reflect candles. They can make a room seem larger than it is. And when installed as a kitchen or bathroom backsplash, they brighten the space in a stunning way. The applications and styles are limitless!

Watch out for the bait and switch

low quality preprinted antiqued mirrorIt’s unfortunate that many antiqued mirrors are simply “preprinted” greyish looking mirrors that do not remotely compare to an authentic antiqued mirror. Often, contractors choose a vendor that offers this less expensive option, resulting in a much less aesthetically pleasing product. It is crucial that once the client approves a sample (and the budget has been established), the contractor must use the specified vendor, regardless of increased cost. If you value satisfaction, seek the advice of an expert.

Antiqued mirrors are custom, or handcrafted, which is why they are so unique. Prices range from approximately $30 per square foot to well over $120 per square foot when powder diamond or authentic gold leaf applications are used.

Styles vary from the very simple to the more detailed stencil-patterned antiqued mirrors. (more…)

Categories: Antiqued Mirror.

Mirror, Mirror … Wait, Don’t I Know You?

The old adage, everything old is new again has found a new shiny friend: faux antique glass mirror.

 

In the last year, Jancik Arts International, Inc. has seen a rise in requests for large scale faux antique glass mirror and sister products such as satin finish bronze mirror and satin finish silver mirror (also referred to as etched mirror). Not to be upstaged, the popular antiqued silver and gold leaf mirror remains timeless and never goes out of style. (more…)

Categories: Glass.

For the Love of Stained Glass Design: Frank Lloyd Wright

Stained glass design is a unique element in architectural design.

 

Known for its radiant beauty and inspiration, the elegant freedom of art glass is paradoxically bound to form and structure.

Architect Frank Lloyd Wright was one of the most accomplished and influential figures in stained glass design. He understood the relationship between not only form and structure, but form and function, leading Wright to design stained glass skylights, backlit stained glass ceiling panels, art glass wall sconces, and leaded glass table lamps, all in his classic geometric style. (more…)

Categories: Stained Glass.

How To Order a Custom Stained Glass Ceiling Dome

All stained glass domes are not created equal

 

Jancik Arts is working on an oval stained glass ceiling dome for a private residence. Very few stained glass studios have the expertise to create a true oval dome.

In this article, we are covering the basics of ordering a custom stained glass ceiling dome. While budget is often the main driver for stained glass domes, there are many aspects that should be taken into account.

Stained Glass Dome Request

A general contractor recently asked us to create an oval dome. The conversation went a bit like this:

“Can you produce a large 7’-0” x 11’-0” oval dome that includes the frame and stained glass?” Our answer was a resounding “Yes!” “How did you hear about us?” we asked.

“A stained glass dome specialty company in California told us that they were unable to construct a difficult oval shape, but felt certain that Jancik Arts International, Inc. could.”

It’s a fact that very few companies in the United States have this capability. You might wonder why an oval shaped dome would be more difficult to create than a round one.  (more…)

Categories: Stained Glass.

SHARE Restaurants on Princess Cruises/Holland America Revits

Completion of the Chef Curtis Stone SHARE Restaurant Signage



Jancik Arts International (JAI) and Jeffrey Beers International (JBI) are pleased to announce the completion of decorative art glass and metal signage screens in Chef Curtis Stone’s signature SHARE restaurants for the Ruby Princess and Emerald Princess revits. The screens are eight feet tall and span five panels.

Given a tight deadline and a limited budget, we simplified JBI’s original concept to stay within the project’s specific parameters without sacrificing the design’s intent.

To save weight, we used CNC routing for the aluminum framework and dressed the frames with a blackened steel finish. The result is a stunning wall of shape and texture.

Because the constant micro vibrations on a cruise ship can lead to wear and tear on the glass, we secured each piece of glass within the frame using proprietary techniques to avoid rattling and potential breakage.

The revit of a cruise ship usually lasts three weeks, so every minute saved during installation is instrumental in delivering a ship on time. To this end, we engineered mounting brackets to assist the contractors with a safe and speedy installation.

Categories: Stained Glass.

Kaleidoscope Sculpture

Jancik Arts International, Inc., to create an 8 foot outdoor Kaleidoscope Sculpture

 

Indian River Medical Center (IRMC) Foundation of Vero Beach, Florida, has commissioned Jancik Arts International to design, fabricate, and install an 8-foot long fully functional kaleidoscope. The featured sculpture will be located at the heart of the Scully-Welsh Cancer Center Garden. (click here for concept image)

The Healing Garden concept is spearheaded by Array Architects’ Jonathan Bykowski, AIA, and realized by Landscape Architects of Lucido & Associates of Stuart, Florida. The garden and its interactive sculpture will provide a calming, rejuvenating space for cancer patients, their guests, and caretakers during their time at the medical center. We will share images of the completed project once it’s installed.

Categories: Sculpture.