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GGP December 2013

Letter From India the ideal bathroom in order to create a unique personal space. Glass and mirrors have now truly become a material of choice in that design process. It is an unsurprising development when you consider the benefits that glass and mirrors can bring to a wet and humid environment, one that’s often restricted by space and low light levels. Modern trends are seeing a departure from the once small window space allocated to bathrooms in an effort to increase light and visibility – glass and mirrors bring light and clarity to what can be a visually cluttered space. Mirrors themselves offer a unique decorative potential and can become a great focal point in the bathroom. They are still commonly used in modern interior design to expand visual space or reflect light. Mirrors have, of course, the potential to be used creatively as wall cladding, splash backs or even shower doors. But beautiful wall hung mirrors still have the potential to make a huge contribution to the aesthetics of the bathroom, to the creation of a warm and relaxing environment, with extra features for better comfort and hygiene. So what are the key elements that make the Glazz mirrors so desirable, and how can they be customised for the clients of UK SMEs? Mirrors in the Glazz range are frameless, slick, modern, practical and packed with cutting edge technologies designed to lift the bathroom experience to brand new heights. High Definition High definition has now become a must. Apple only recently announced the expansion of its Retina technology to a greater part of its product range. If high definition is better for your iPad, it certainly must be for your mirror. Ultra clear mirrors reproduce more realistic skin tones, more vibrant colours and sharper reflections. Low-iron increases light transmission and neutralises the green colour of standard glass leaving a crystal clear appearance. This is most appropriate for interiors where high clarity is absolutely crucial. It is also ideal when the colour of glass needs to disappear to accentuate the application structure or decorative treatment. Anti-mist Ultra clear mirrors are indeed highly desirable. But how does one keep that mirror clear? The anti-mist functionality is an absolute must in any modern bathroom. Any effort to maximise the clarity of a mirror will be spoiled by the build-up of condensation, which is of course inevitable in most bathrooms. The anti-mist function heats up the surface of the glass, preventing the appearance of condensation. Decorative patterns Create unique signature mirrors by choosing from an existing range of decorative patterns or customise your own design Filigree Glass, a proprietary development part of the GLAZZ range of decorative glass, uses a very fine etching technique to replicate virtually 82 December 2013 any design onto a mirror surface. The technology is able to etch very fine lines onto the mirror. Patterns are rendered in lines as thin as 1mm to create elegant, minimalistic or sophisticated compositions. A range of existing patterns are available to choose from. However, it is also possible to create unique designs for customised product lines or for one-off signature mirrors from a simple image, sketch or CAD drawing. Today, mirror designers can reproduce virtually any designs and patterns into stunning decorative mirrors. Whatever their inspiration, it can be turned into a design or pattern, by themselves or with the assistance of the mirror manufacturer, and then executed to perfection creating truly stunning and unique signature mirrors. Back lighting Adding a back light will add to the decorative impact of the mirror. It will bring the design created on its surface to life in a dramatic fashion and produce a glow that creates a very special mood in the bathroom. The back-lit effect is achieved through energyefficient LED lighting with diffusers. Diffusing the image will reduce hot spots typically associated with LEDs for much greater aesthetics. A beautiful glow can also be created below the mirrors through peripheral lighting. The lighting creates a dramatic effect adding to the aesthetics of modern bathroom designs. But it also creates a very soft and relaxing mood for the bathroom, which is often used as a sanctuary to relieve stress experienced during the day. Light sensors Ever wandered half asleep into the bathroom desperately looking for a switch? Ever left the bathroom light on, unnecessarily burning energy all day or all night long? Ever had to activate a switch with wet fingers, wondering about the safety of doing so? Automatic sensors are designed to increase safety and avoid using unnecessary energy... Stain resistant Maintain the clarity, visibility and cleanliness of your mirror surfaces with the Clear-Shield System. This protective treatment resists the build-up of finger marks, water spots and many other contaminants that spoil the appearance of mirrors and require much effort to eliminate with sometimes disappointing results. Good hygiene and cleanliness are paramount in a bathroom. Glass and mirror surfaces protected with the ClearShield System will maintain their original shine and promote a more hygienic environment by resisting the development of bacteria. Custom product line So how can UK SMEs benefit from all of this? It is very easy. They can customise and launch their own brand new range of high end modern mirrors by selecting the options listed above and creating their own bespoke designs on the mirror surfaces. For more information on how to do that, contact us at info@alguacilperkoff.com. Filigree Glass uses a very fine etching technique that allows intricate designs to be worked onto glass


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