Here is an innovative design of an exterior infrastructure with corrugated glass salvaged by Olde Good Things for Diane von Furstenberg’s fashion showroom in the Meatpacking District in New York City. Once a utility for factory buildings or industrial facilities, corrugated glass has now become a staple design element for high end residential and commercial interiors and exteriors, and Olde Good Things is the primary source for antique corrugated glass. Rather than its end in the landfill, Olde Good Things salvaged hundreds of pieces of the corrugated glass in both amber and clear color.
The wire glass was mounted on steel beams above the walkway. The canopy runs the full length of both sides of the corner retail space and has a curved corner.
“For the DvF headquarters in the Meatpacking District, we proposed to Landmarks that anything new would be made differently, and so we wanted to use corrugated glass for the awning instead of the metal the area is known for. They loved the idea, but then we had to go out and find it. Manufacturers wanted $1,000 per square foot to make it, and so we almost gave up before we found Olde Good Things, whose Olde Good Glass division specializes in salvaged wired glass from the Twenties and Thirties. It was perfect and even met code for laminated glass, because the codes are so old they still require glass to be wired.”