In nearly 30 years of doing business, Sunglass has experimented with the design, creation and application of bent glass in a wide range of industries and in the boldest expressions of modern architecture.
Over time, we have faced changes in both technology and in the way we conceive of a material that has completely overturned its traditional decorative and utilitarian function to become one of the undisputed stars in the cities in which we live today.
Beginning in 1986, with the façade of Le Monde in Paris, Sunglass has tackled the challenges of the changes that glass has required of traditional construction systems by becoming a distinguishing, substantial and totally invisible element.
In this sense, Sunglass is always at the complete disposal of our customers, given that each architectural project can result in totally new, unique structural systems. As a result, far from a strategy based on designing to industry standards, we have equipped ourselves with all the tools needed in order to meet the needs of architects, design studios and our customers.
With the many important projects we have executed thus far, we can now say that a world in which glass architecture defines structural techniques is finally possible.
Nonetheless, challenges do remain. A great many prestigious projects have yet to leave their mark on the course of the company. Within the next two years, other great projects are to come to life.
In particular, the company will soon play a leading role in one of the most extraordinary projects in our history and, indeed, in the history of architecture: La Fondation Louis Vuitton pour la Création, designed by Frank Gehry. This cloud within Paris, made of 12 three-dimensional glass sails extending over an area of 17,000m2, will likely provide definitive proof of the consecration of glass in architecture.