- Place art glass in groups by color for a bold pop of color in a room.
- Decorate a table or mantle with odd number groups of art glass. Odd numbers in design feel more dynamic.
- Mix pattern and texture, size and shapes when using single colored groups of art glass as table decor for added interest.
The popularity of art glass in this country climbed after World War II when American tourists brought back art glass bowls, vases and even ashtrays from their travels to Europe. Art glass has its roots in traditional glass making centers like Murano Italy and Bohemia, now the Czech Republic and Poland. Along with the Scandinavian countries, these areas have been producing top level glass for centuries. The art glass movement began in the mid-20th century when modern design was the popular style for decorative arts, furniture and architecture. Today's art glass is a blend of modern and traditional style forms, glass making techniques and colors.
Art glass from Global Views
styles vary between classic forms dating to the Romans and Greeks to contemporary designs. Hand-blown glass is typical for art glass but other methods of production include molded and fused glass. Art glass is known for its interesting patterns and colors in the glass. Flecks of silver, gold and other metallic colors can be imbedded in the glass along with the color. Colorful glass is often encased in clear glass in vases, bowls and art glass sculptures
. Modern and contemporary art glass styles feature abstract shapes that play on more traditional forms.
Art glass is a wonderful way to add pops of color to room, table, mantle or shelf. Art glass can be used in functional ways to display flowers, fruit, candy and other decorative items in vases and bowls. Collections of art glass from Global Views make delightful displays in bookcases and on mantles—anywhere in a room that needs a pop of color. Small art glass containers, bowls and dishes can be used in a bathroom to hold soaps and other bathroom accessories like cotton balls or q-tips. Whether art glass is used for practical storage, as a pop of color, or as a piece of sculpture, art glass adds interest and style to design.