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.
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.
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.
By: Priyanka Shah