Heritage Restoration and Design has many years of experience in the manufacturing stained glass windows. We design glass not only to match many historic styles, but also to flow with interior design schemes of existing or new buildings. When it comes to leaded and stained glass designs, there are virtually limitless options.
Stained and leaded glass windows are a very descriptive art form. They can be used to tell generational stories, highlight architectural elements, add vibrant color to their surroundings as a unique design element.
Conceptualizing stained glass is a very artistic process that is conducted hand-in-hand with our clients. We will work with you to develop a design that encompasses your intended vision.
Three main thought processes, either individually or combined, are employed when conceptualizing a glass project.
The first process is the addition of a noticeable design element into a space that will compliment its surroundings. For instance, stained glass over a door entrance.
The second is the inclusion of color into a space. Nothing compares to natural light transmitting through colored glass. A good example would be a waiting room that is otherwise very bland or and ‘institutional’ could receive a wholesome splash of color through a window.
And finally, the third process is the desire to tell a story with windows or panels. Common examples of this concept can be found in houses of worship and courthouses. Churches often tell a story by using a series of windows to, for instance, describe the Life of Christ. By comparison, courthouses may have a ceiling dome with rich colored geometric patterns, or depict Lady Justice holding her scales.
By no means do either of these thought processes have to be used individually. Combining an architectural space with color, while at the same time telling a story, is seen in the most descriptive windows in the world. Resurrection Church in Leawood, Kansas, the Cathedral Basilica in Lexington, Kentucky, the cemetery mausoleum in Justice, Illinois, any of the major cathedrals in Europe, and even in the Al Faisaliah Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia are great examples of large windows full of design and color that tell great stories.
General Process for New Window Creation
- Conceptualizing With the Client
- Preliminary Designs and Sketches for the Color, Texture, Shape and Content
- Full Color Representations for Each Unit
- Client Approval
- Manufacturing of the Windows
- Shipping and Installation at Client's Location
New window manufacturing is a lengthy process. These beautiful works of art require many hours to design. Sometimes it is feasible for a client to purchase a full set of panels or windows, complete with installation. Other times, the client may want to divide the project into phases, spreading the cost over several years. Heritage Restoration and Design will work with our client's specific needs and budgets.
- Light Capturing
- Church and Chapel
- Transom Panels
- Doors and Sidelights
- Tiffany Lamps
- Suspended Ceilings
- Ceiling Domes
- Backlit Units
- Cabinet Doors
- Restraunt and Pub
- Client Locations
- Retail Storefronts
- Education Facilities
- Corporate Offices