Featured Cast Glass Projects
For over 20 years we've been involved in site-specific architectural projects and have a history of working with architects, landscape architects, interior designers and industrial designers on projects that involve cast glass in the environment.
Hearst Tower Ice Falls
The "Ice Falls" water feature is located in the Hearst Tower at 57th Street and 8th Ave. in New York City. The feature was part of the Hearst Tower Project and was designed by James Carpenter Design Associates Inc. as a way to take advantage of the unique space and light possibilities present in the lobby of the original building. The feature encompasses approximately 3,000 square feet and rises 3 stories to a mezzanine level cafe for the Hearst Corp. employees. It uses recycled rainwater to cool the space in the summer and humidify it in the winter.
Designer: James Carpenter Design Associates, Inc., New York, NY
Lookingglass Theatre Company - Sign and Sculpture
John Lewis Glass produced this free standing banner sign and sculpture for the Lookingglass Theatre Company of Chicago. Located on North Michigan Avenue in the heart of the city, the sculpture stands outside the newly renovated home of the LTC in the historic Water Tower Pumping Station. Designed by Morris Architects|Planners, the sculpture measures 8 feet in height and consists of 12 separate castings which were pressed, ground flat and joined together to form this hollow, rectangular tower. JLG executed the theatre's logo in white gold leaf on tempered plate glass, which was then inserted into the hollow and accentuated by the blue "water" graphic laminate in the center of the piece.
Cast glass Tear Drop Sculpture
John's inspiration for this nearly 8 feet tall, light cobalt blue sculpture was a river rock that caught his eye in a Japanese restaurant. He envisioned the smooth, naturally formed shape increased to human scale and recreated in translucent cast glass. His idea appealed to clients David and Vicki Cox, who commissioned the "glass rock" sculpture.