There is just something about it. That unusual-looking glass that caught your eye. Maybe you noticed it in the shopping district of a high-end neighborhood, or perhaps it stood out in your own friendly neighborhood watering hole. Vintage reclaimed glass comes in all shapes, shades, and textures. Not only is it irresistible aesthetically, but salvaged glass has also proven extremely durable for both indoor and outdoor uses. You love the way it adds charm and character.
“But what will I do with it?” you say. Here are a few ways you can rehome antique and vintage reclaimed glass, or you can brainstorm something completely innovative and ingenious while browsing the selection at Olde Good Things.
1. Skylights and Architectural Borders
The Arlington Club in Upper East Side, Manhattan, used Olde Good Things pebbled chicken wire glass for this skylight overlooking the atrium. The client also used touches of antique glass on the soffit above the bar. The soaring glass skylight allows just a breath of light to pass through, giving the atrium an expansive and distinguished feel.
2. Privacy Walls and Enclosed Partitions
Everybody needs a little privacy sometimes. Whether you share a residence or a business space, a reclaimed glass privacy wall will set aside your area for a multitude of purposes. With a vintage glass partition, you can delegate a small private area or an entire office. A reclaimed glass room divider can be used to tastefully separate a small office area, meeting room, dressing area, or to organize space and create flow in retail stores, entertainment venues, and dining spots. Our reclaimed glass also makes a startlingly unique inlay on doors, such as the shower doors made from pebbled chicken wire glass in this New York City loft.
3. Antiqued Mirrors
Antiqued silvered glass mirrors make a statement whether they are featured as a bar backdrop or in a custom frame. Olde Good Things offers beautifully done mirrors customized to the needs of the client, like this Boulton and Watt Restaurant bar backdrop in East Village, New York City. Our clients have used OGT glass mirrors in restaurants, bars, retail, or simply framed in one of our beautiful custom mirror frames for home decor. Our vintage glass mirrors are composed of reclaimed glass salvaged from some of the most famous and historic buildings, and each piece has its own story to tell.
4. Exterior and Interior Window Features
Paned windows give you a great view out onto the world. The glass panes that grace your restaurant, retail space, or business is what customers will look through and notice, and you want your windows to make an impression. This restaurant storefront on the Lower East Side demands attention with OGT pebbled chicken wire glass. Olde Good Things has a huge selection of vintage chicken wire glass, whether you want yours corrugated, pebbled, ribbed, wormy, hammered, textured, colored, or clear.
5. Canopies and Awnings
Glass awnings and canopies are trending in stylish office, retail, and entertainment environments. Awnings and canopies provide shade and modernistic angles, and they are used in both interior and exterior design themes, like this cutting-edge canopy at Diane von Furstenburg’s apparel showroom in the Meatpacking District, New York City. New cut glass can be pricey, and many Olde Good Things clients choose to go with our sturdy and resilient salvaged architectural glass from historic buildings, factories, and industrial sites.
6. Wall Sconces
Vintage reclaimed glass is a statement piece when repurposed into wall sconces. Beertown Restaurants used our warm amber corrugated chicken wire glass in the wall sconces of the dining areas to highlight the beautiful raw materials featured in the design. The light shining through this glass gives the restaurant a charming, subtle ambience and brings out the other uses of vintage glass in the overall atmosphere.
Reclaimed vintage glass from the Olde Good Things extensive and unique collection lends a distinguished look and subtle ambience to any space. Each item is a discussion piece, salvaged from historic architecture. The quality and resilience of reclaimed glass are unsurpassed. We love to help our clients with ideas, selection, customization, and execution. Contact us or come in today to discuss your ideas and share how you want to use vintage glass.