Opal and Opaque Glasses

Opal and Opaque Glasses are semi-transparent and/or non-transparent and transform the crossing light into a damped, diffuse flare. Special glass composants added to the mixture of the glass provoke the opacity.

Opal and Opaque Glasses are semi-transparent and/or non-transparent and transform the crossing light into a damped, diffuse flare. Special glass composants added to the mixture of the glass provoke the opacity.

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Glass with a soul

It´s not possible to look through opaque glass. Opal glass is a clouded, translucent glass.

It appears milky white (or with color), is translucent but not fully transparent.

Production

Worked in the flashed glass technique this milky glass in the shape of a thin layer on clear or coloured basic glass is available in panel sizes of about 60x90cm (24" x 36"). Whether unicoloured, multi-coloured or marbled Opal and Opaque Glasses are suited to art works in windows and doors with inhibited view as well as backlighted wall installations.

Technique and Colours

Our mouth-blown opaque and opal glasses are produced in one color, multicolor and with a marble effect.

opaque flash on clear basic glass; non-transparent

opal flash on clear basic glass; semi-transparent

stormy opal flash on clear basic glass; partially transparent and semi-transparent

Fields of application

Opal and opaque glasses are particularly suitable for artistically designed window and door panels with restricted transparency and for backlit wall designs.

Sample projects
Biomedicum

    Architect: C.F. Möller Architects
    Studio: DERIX GLASSTUDIOS Taunusstein in co-operation Arne Fiedler Lightsolutions
    Location: Solna / Sweden

    Biomedicum - | Glass-Light-Wall

    For the new construction of a laboratory building for Karolinska Institutet Akademiska Hus instructed us to manufacture a customized glass. For the “Glass-Light-Wall” which should not look architectonic and beautiful only but be functional as well we produced a complex double-flashed glass with marbled shading. To complete the four facades 1.914 sheets of LambertsGlas® have been processed to a laminated glass in the size of 550x880mm each to be installed in a very clever assembly and lighting fixture.

    Another Sample Project
    Big Ben

      Project: 4 clock faces for Big Ben

      Location: London

      Artist: John Reyntiens

      Material: mouth-blown special opaque glass, solid

      Exklusive design with mouth-blown glass

      One of the best-known buildings in the world is no doubt the Elizabeth Tower in London. Built in 1958, the 90 meter high clock tower holding “Big Ben”, is part of the Palace of Westminster. Together with Westminster Abbey and St. Margaret’s Church, it was declared a UNESCO world cultural heritage site.

      In the restoration and new glazing of the four clock faces of “Big Ben”, around 1300 mouth-blown glass panels were used.

      These were cut to shape after production and put together as the world-famous clock faces.

      Here you can see a short video, which should give you a better idea of the character of these glasses:

      • 1064 U White opal on clear normal
      • 1064 U White opal on clear stormy
      • 3446 U opaque on clear, marbled
      • mixed glass selenium with different colours marbled and opak on clear
      • silver-yellow and green dipped shaded on clear
      • selenium-yellow, ribbed and opalis on clear
      • blue and opaque on clear, dipped shaded
      • blue twisted and opaque on clear
      • blue and opalis ribbed on clear
      • blue and opalis ribbed on clear
      • selenium-orange and opaque-white marbled on clear
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      Quality
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