Stained Glass Dallas
The Beginnings Of The Prairie Style
The phrase mid-century modern is all the buzz lately and the as a style for a home it is pretty amazing. What most people don’t realize though, is one of the grandfathers of that look was a man named Frank Lloyd Wright and he was a talented and prolific architect and designer who actually created a number of different styles that are as relevant today as they were in the early 20th century. Beloved and beautiful, the Prairie Style, was the brainchild of Frank Lloyd Wright and clearly a passion project that he was incredibly proud of and, as it were, is one of the most popular stained glass styles on the market today. Read Below to find out why.
What Is Prairie Style Stained Glass?
When one thinks of the prairie you probably imagine sprawling fields and clear horizon lines stretching on for miles and miles. This type of expanse filled with light and vast openness is exactly the type of feel Wright wanted for both is architecture and stained glass. Dramatic horizontal lines that stretch and blend into both the nature outside the windows and architecture within are strong hallmarks of Wright’s work. He was obsessed with how light entered a room and considered light, as well as the glass itself part of the design itself. He was more concerned about the integrity of the materials he used, meaning he did not want to disguise the glass as anything other than glass. Similarly, he wanted everything he designed in the Prairie Style to look like it belonged harmoniously in a natural setting.
The results from Wright in this and many other styles, as you can see, were simply stunning.
His work, while modern at the time, had such strong echoes of the natural world was just at home in the natural world as it was in a city. His subdued use of color and penchant towards clear glass with only intersecting lines allowed his prairie style work to be both interesting to the viewer but still at peace the natural world around them. To say Frank Lloyd Wright was ahead of his time, would be correct, however, when one sees both the uniqueness and breadth of his work, you are left to believe no matter what era he lived in he would still be a maven of his day.
Watch the video below for more information on Frank Lloyd Wright’s timeless style:
Stained Glass Dallas For All Your Prairie Style Stained Glass Needs
At Stained Glass Dallas we have nothing but respect for the genius that is readily apparent in Frank Lloyd Wright’s Prairie Style. We create glass in this style for our customers to honor him and to keep the legacy of artistic perfection alive today. If you are interested in a prairie style stained glass window for your Dallas home, contact us today for more information and to schedule a design consultation with one of our Prairie Style experts.
Stained Glass Dallas loves recreating famous stained glass pieces for our Dallas customers. From customized colorful, traditional stained glass to contemporary, leaded glass pieces, we embrace every style and design possible. One of our favorite stained glass inspirations is Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Charles Rennie Mackintosh was a Scottish architect and artist that promoted his very own stained glass style in addition to famously designing every detail of several homes inside and out.
As Dallas has been experiencing abnormal hail storms at the beginning of our summer months, many churches may notice that their stained glass windows are in need of repair or restoration. Whether your religious stained glass panels have small surface scratches or severe damage resulting from recent hail storms, Stained Glass Dallas can provide premium repair and restoration services. Our acclaimed restoration process can return your beautiful stained glass to its original glory, providing another century of inspiration for your congregation.
Restoration Process for Dallas Church Stained Glass Windows
We begin every restoration project with an on-site assessment of your religious stained glass windows. This allows us to better determine individual project needs, severity of stained glass damage, root issues producing deterioration, as well as an accurate project estimate. We tailor the restoration process specific to each project, ensuring successful results. Once you decide to undergo stained glass restoration, we carefully remove your stained glass windows and transport them back to our repair studio. From there your stained glass is soaked in a proprietary soap blend for up to two weeks in order to remove any impurities or dirt built up from the last century. This also allows us to disassemble your religious stained glass piece-by-piece so that we can repair or replace damaged pieces. Our stained glass artisans replicate any painted glass by hand in addition to creating all new lead came. Once restored, black cement is forced into every crack adding further reinforcement and durability.
Re-Installation of Your Dallas Church Stained Glass Windows
When your stained glass is set and polished, we return it to your Dallas church for re-installation. You and your congregation will be stunned by the luminosity, optical clarity, and beauty of your original stained glass.
Beautiful custom Stained Glass for your Dallas, Texas Home
Dallas resident's take great pride in keeping their homes looking beautiful. Stained glass from Scottish Stained Glass is a great accent which can easily and affordably add a stunning touch to sidelights, entryways, bathrooms, transoms, kitchens, and even bedrooms or basements. Having served clients throughout the United States for more than 20 years, we are experienced with building and restoring the types of stained glass which look beautiful in Dallas homes. Whether you need stained glass to match your home's historic character, want to develop a custom design to compliment your interior scheme, or merely would like to add some funtional glass that will ensure the privacy of your entryway or bathroom, you've come to the right company. Our experienced designers will come to your Dallas/Fort Worth home or office and meet with you face to face. We will take measurements, develop and undersatnding of your project's context, and hear and design ideas which you may have developed. Then we will sketch some prelimiary ideas with you, and show you sampeles of the glass textures and colors we use. Finally we can use computer programs to provide you renderings of what the final product will look like. This time tested process is why Scottish Stained Glass is today the nation's largest and most respected stained glass studio of its kind. We look forward to the opportunity to earn your business! Please contact us today!