The name of this series of glass blocks from the company is called VetroPieno.What attracted me the most was their ability to incorporate a classic glass block (which we've seen a million times) and a classic brick (which is usually ceramic) and give it a modern feel. Their website states " Unlike the classic glass block, VetroPieno is smaller in both width and height and can be used to obtain thinner glass structures that optimize space and add depth to interiors."
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So today's obsession comes from a company named Seves Glass Block. While flipping through one of my magazines, searching for inspiration I stumbled upon this amazing architectural element.
This Italian crafted glass brick comes in three colors (Siena, Blu, & Nordica) and also a clear version (Neutro). The possibilities for the use of this glass brick are endless. I must admit, when I normally think of glass blocks, I think.....circa 1990. But this sleek new invention of a, somewhat dated, structural element has put a new spin on the whole idea. I love the use of it in the bathroom or kitchen, but I would really love to see it used on a full wall (not structural of course) in a bedroom. I think the glass would add a rugged yet sexy feel to a bedroom atmosphere.