Mercury glass items have a very distinctive character and can complement your interior not only during Christmas. The roughness and some reflective qualities of mercury glass add somewhat Mid-evil character to the items and when used strategically create a certain charm.
Did you know that “Mercury Glass” was invented in the nineteenth century as a decorative substitute for more expensive silver tableware. Traditional Mercury Glass has a thin glass wall.
More contemporary artists such as Suzan Etkin Enterprises creates hand blown silvered glass with thick walls and deposits a film of pure silver into the vessel interior.
Mercury glass items by Suzan Etkin Enterprises
“The thick curving wall gives the glass the appearance of liquid metal, transforming a 19th century technology into a 21st century material with unmatched light reflection and refraction properties.” Transmaterial.net notes.
Glass light fixtures can be filled with anti-shatter foam or resin, and Mercury glass elements can be reinforced with steel.
West Elm’s mercury glass lamp.
I see these adorable shiny items being used in restaurant design, bar design, coffee shop, design, jewelry store design, or even in hotels.
Asiate restaurant interior in New York – mercury glass light fixtures by Suzan Etkin Enterprises
Images used from: sherrisreadingjubilee.blogspot.com, westelm.com and transmaterial.net
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