- story by MaterialDistrict
CREA-LITE is a decorative glass that enables you to personalise with relief or with relief and colour. Technique; white, extra white or coloured glass is shaped under high temperature into a decorative relief glass. Both relief structures and transparent colours are possible using a digital process. Crea-Lite Relief is the version with the original glass colour. Crea-Lite Colour is a version with one or more colours are added to the natural colour of the base glass chosen.
Crea-Lite Colour has been applied for the first time for the Sound and Vision Institute in Hilversum, The Netherlands. Neutelings Riedijk Architects, together with facade designer Jaap Drupsteen, wanted a transparent façade with images of historical Dutch TV and movie personalities. To make this possible, Saint-Gobain Glass Solutions (Sas van Gent plant, with the support of R&D) developed this new technique together with the TNO institute. The product can be made in large series: for this project, 2.244 different volumes were produced. The facade now gives a beautiful shade of colours at the outside, and an admiring lighting effect inside.