Wavy Layered Glass Panel

Glass Artist Tamás Ábel has collaborated with Dobos András of LAB5 architects to design this unique front reception desk using wavy layered glass panels. The design is made for the EMKE office building in Budapest, Hungary. Tamás Ábel, who cleverly refers to himself as a ‘glasstronaut’, has conceived the design of this reception desk as several layers of stacked glass.

Courtesy of Bujnovszky Tamás

Courtesy of Bujnovszky Tamás

From a distance, these glass layers appear to be fused as one with sinuous curves that gradually curve in and eventually curve out; however, upon looking closer each custom designed layer is revealed. About a 100 layers of such custom glass pieces, each about 6-8 mm thick, stacked above one another make up the entire design.

Courtesy of Bujnovszky Tamás

Courtesy of Bujnovszky Tamás

These wavy glass layers are supported in a thick white box like a rectangular framing. Being encased in a box of monochromatic white helps highlight the greenery of the stacked glass layers. LED lights run all around the insides of the white frame adding a soft glow to the glass panel and a sophisticated feeling to the entire visitor space.

Courtesy of Bujnovszky Tamás

Courtesy of Bujnovszky Tamás

By: Priyanka Shah

Design: Tamás Ábel
Architect: LAB5 Architects – Dobos András.
Photography by Bujnovszky Tamás

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