LED lighting can be used for cabinets, closets and other applications.
EFI, a manufacturing innovator of custom glass and aluminum interior products, has announced four emerging glass and light interior design trends for interior spaces such as residences, boutique hotels and offices: translucent tiles, etched and painted table tops, soft closing sliding doors and partitions with new patterns for privacy and openness, and LED lighting as the final touch for creating a stimulating environment.
“Tremendous advances in glass manufacturing and materials along with European-derived design innovations have created a sea change in the glass industry not seen in decades,” said Kevin Moore, president of EFI. Glass innovations are customizable in many shapes and sizes and reflect the best of contemporary design.
While traditional tiles typically have been used for bathrooms and backsplashes, new satin finished glass tiles such as Omni Decor’s DecorFlou create light reflecting surfaces for a natural, textured and diffused look. These glass tiles are smooth to the touch. While glass tabletops, especially for dining and occasional tables, have been used for years in residential spaces, new innovations, including custom etched glass, painted surfaces and the ability to customize sizes, shapes and thickness, can be used for commercial spaces. Work surfaces such as office desks and conference tables can be frosted or back painted to eliminate glare.
Light reflecting surfaces and indirect light are part of the design trend package.
Mechanical innovations in contemporary interior doors, including custom glass doors with soft closing options, contribute to a modern open interior. Sliding glass room dividers and other doors feature new patterns inspired by nature, shapes and linear designs allow light transfer with some opacity for privacy, creating the feel of a larger space.
Finally, EFI’s custom LED shelf lighting, for cabinets, closets and other applications, can be used as the finishing touch for residential and commercial spaces, especially those designed with reflective surfaces.
“Today’s decorative architectural glass and lighting applications are the ultimate expressions of a forward-looking design aesthetic,” says Moore. “Modern living and working spaces filled with diffused light create a sense of openness and a harmonious environment that reflects the serenity of the natural world.”
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