Anniversary of a very special project

THE DOME OF LIGHT CELEBRATES ITS TENTH ANNIVERSARY
In 2018, we can look back on the tenth anniversary of a project we are not only immensely proud of, but that has also greatly enhanced our expertise with the wealth of experience we have gained in our production process. What we are referring to is the Dome of Light, a monumental installation at a Taiwanese subway station, which was until recently still considered the world’s largest piece of contiguous leaded glazing. The work was created by the artist Narcissus Quagliata who was born in Rome in 1942.

2018-04-10T16:21:23+00:00 10. April 2018|Allgemein|

New illustrated volume Werke in Glas (Works in Glass)

FOURTH MONOGRAPH OF GERMAN ARTIST PROFESSOR JOHANNES SCHREITER PUBLISHED
With works of art such as the windows of Augsburg Cathedral or the Protestant Church in Langen, he is one of the most significant German glass painters of our time – Prof. Johannes Schreiter. For 60 years altogether, Derix Glasstudios and the exceptionally gifted glass artist have cooperated in all kinds of national and international projects. His new illustrated volume Werke in Glas appeared just in time for his 88th birthday on March 8, 2018 and is available in two versions.

2018-06-08T15:02:30+00:00 29. March 2018|Allgemein|

Trainee project week at Derix Glasstudios

GLASS ART FOR PLEASURE AND PRAXTICE
To familiarize our trainees not only with the pleasure but also plenty of practice in the art of glass finishing, at Derix Glasstudios we organized a project week for our trainees early in the year in mid-January. The project was led by our experienced instructors Kerstin Grimm (responsible for the glaziers) and Bärbel Gottschling-Djahandoust (responsible for the glass finishers).

2018-02-06T14:51:17+00:00 6. February 2018|Allgemein|

Simchat Torah

RENÉ BLÄTTERMANN'S GLASS ARTWORK IN THE BAD KREUZNACH SYNAGOGUE
Sometimes it is worthwhile not just to look through a window but also to look into it. Because with glass art especially, the window becomes not only a visually imposing work of art but also a medium with which the artist reflects his feelings and tells his stories.

2018-06-08T15:08:52+00:00 31. January 2018|Allgemein|

The history of Pomerania in the hands of restorers from Taunusstein

A few weeks ago, in the tiny village of Kenz near Barth (in the county of West Pomerania Rügen), Derix Glasstudios Taunusstein began their work on restoring the medieval stained glass windows of the former pilgrims' church of St. Mary. The glazing involves six windows from the year 1430, which represent the country's most significant and largest collection of glass paintings from the Middle Ages. This important restoration project by Derix Glasstudios Taunusstein has attracted a lot of media attention and has therefore been monitored by various media representatives.

2017-11-14T09:10:55+00:00 13. November 2017|Allgemein|

Restoration at Naumburg Cathedral of St Peter and St Paul

A very special project: major restoration of the church windows in Naumburg Cathedral The Naumburg Cathedral of St Peter and St Paul is one of the most significant edifices of the European High Middle Ages – an outstanding architectural ensemble of cloister, cathedral garden and curia building. The late Romanesque/early [...]

2017-11-03T18:07:42+00:00 3. November 2017|Allgemein|

Art from the cellar

Miltgen’s “Spot” stacks plate glass to replicate natural stoneIn the newly constructed Mercier building in Luxemburg, Post Luxembourg completed its new administrative head office near the railway station in 2016. Under chief architect Romain Schmitz a very special building has arisen that is a stylish mix of wood and aluminium facades, [...]

2017-09-22T15:13:50+00:00 22. September 2017|Allgemein|

Biomedicum Stockholm

GLASS WALL COVERING BY DERIX GLASSTUDIOS IN THE KAROLINSKA INSTITUTE'S NEW RESEARCH FACILITY
Biomedicum is the name displayed on a new lab building in Sweden’s capital of Stockholm. In cooperation with other specialist companies, Derix Glasstudios took on extensive glasswork installations in the construction of this future research facility of the internationally renowned Karolinska Institute in the early summer of 2017. As part of an attractive wall covering installation, around 2,000 backlit pieces of glass were created.

2017-08-30T16:24:22+00:00 30. August 2017|Allgemein|

Franciscan Renewal Center – windows for the new church

The Franciscan Renewal Center – also known as the Casa – is a very lively Roman Catholic parish in the USA. It is located in Paradise Valley in Scottsdale, a district of Phoenix, Arizona. The centre adopts a religious and holistic approach, which it also expresses, for example, in its counselling of families or people in difficult situations in life. In recent years, the Casa has experienced significant growth, which means the old building has since become far too small to provide its many members with sufficient space. For this reason, the community decided to build a new one.

2018-06-08T15:16:07+00:00 26. June 2017|Allgemein|

Search – a glass tower by artist Jun Kaneko

The work Search by the Japanese artist Jun Kaneko is another significant art project shortly before its completion, whose execution was carried out almost entirely by the DERIX GLASSTUDIOS Taunusstein. This is a glass tower illuminated from the inside, similar to the Lincoln Tower in the eponymous city, which we [...]

2017-09-28T11:17:17+00:00 22. May 2017|Allgemein|