Once known for a conspicuous absence of glamor, the Los Angeles downtown area has seen a renaissance and a resurgence in the vitality and excitement characteristic of a great world-class city.
At the center of this revitalization has been the aesthetic vision of leading architects in development and construction of eminent entertainment venues such as Staples Center, LA Live and numerous others. As a respected fabricator of custom, large-scale artglass, GlasPro has been a vital partner in providing the expertise and service required to execute such high-profile projects as the JW Marriot, the Nokia Theater and the Patina Café at Disney Concert Hall. Each of these designs presented unique challenges and contributed to the expanding frontier of artglass design and fabrication.
The JW Marriott at LA Live cuts a distinct silhouette in the Los Angeles skyline. This high concept design ethic extends all the way to the ground floor and the massive tempered canopy over the main entrance. Comprised of seventy-two 75" x 59" panels, the entire installation is spanned by a continuous fritted pattern of lines diminishing in precise percentages to for a perfectly aligned gradient. Meticulous planning and design, coupled with unrivaled craftsmanship produced a structure that is as striking as it is functional.
The Coca Cola concession area in the Nokia Theatre LA Live features a backlit installation of richly colored, laminated digital graphic panels that resonate the imagery and essence of this iconic brand. Working within very specific color and brand requirements, GlasPro's Art Services department provided precise color matching and flawless graphic production to create the distinct "bottle green" in over 60 custom, aligned graphic panels.
Located within the renowned Walt Disney Concert Hall, The Patina Concert Hall Café called for a tempered glass partition that would fulfill structural requirements and cohere to the building's bold modern style. Nine five-foot by eight-foot panels of tempered glass were silk-screened with a custom ceramic frit pattern to produce a continuous wall that separates the kitchen from the dining room, yet is translucent enough to afford the guests a view of the culinary artisans working within.
Such innovative concepts in design and construction demand skill and unwavering quality in a glass fabricator.
As art and architecture develop, GlasPro will continue to define the leading edge in the the evolution of glass making.