Originality has made Prada one of the most influential fashion houses on the planet so when the company renovated their boutique on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills they commissioned a highly skilled team of craftsmen and artisans to create a space that would represent the style and sophistication that has made the Prada brand a premium status symbol world-wide.
This project, awarded to GlasPro, represented a monumental logistical and technical challenge. The two 7’ x 10’ walls forming the structural and aesthetic focal points of the storefront were fabricated from eight layers of three-quarter-inch thick, low-iron glass. Meticulously flat-polished and assembled in Glaspro’s Santa Fe Springs facility, the final pieces weighed in at a staggering 6,500 pounds each. “We shipped the panels to the job site flat on our trucks” noted Glaspro President Joe Green. "The installer, Giroux Glass, used a specialty rigging company to roll the glass into position - a process that took eight hours per panel. There was minimal clearance at the space, as it was a remodel, so they had to maneuver the panels very cautiously and extremely slowly.” Successful completion of the job raised the bar for what can be accomplished in architectural glass to a new level. The end result is a beautiful testament to what the marriage of vision and technology can achieve.
As a trusted name and leader in forward thinking and innovative glass designs, GlasPro once again sets the standard for elegance of form and excellence in function.