3 Inspiring Stained Glass Windows
Stained glass has been used to create colourful glass windows, sculptures and art since ancient times. It oozes character, warmth, style & even mystery which can add significant value to modern homes. It was an art form used extensively in medieval churches across Europe, expanding into extravagant and complex designs towards its peak.
Stained glass is commonly used for small, decorative windows and lamp shades in the modern era. We have selected 3 inspiring uses of stained glass across the world to inspire you to use stained glass to some extent within your own home.
La Sainte-Chapelle is a gothic chapel commissioned by King Louis IX of France in the 11th century and contains one of the most impressive examples of stained glass windows in the world today. Depicting various figures from the bible, these windows cover an area of 6,458 square feet.
St. Vitus Cathedral, Prague
St. Vitus Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Prague and is the biggest in the country. It was completed in 1929, 600 years after work was begun. The final piece of work was the decoration of the windows in the north part of the nave. Intricate, vibrant stained glass was painted by the famous Czech painter Alfrons Mucha in the 1920’s.
USA Stained Glass Flag, University of Kansas
This is a truly impressive stained glass flag of the United States to inspire students at the University of Kansas. It is a huge 40ft high and contains 960 pieces of stained glass.
It bears additional national significant because the glass is flanked by two steel columns recovered from the World Trade Centre following on from the 9/11 attacks. Whilst the examples above are truly epic examples of stained glass, it shows the power that this art form still possesses. Create your own piece of art for your home.
Whilst you may not be looking for stain glass windows at home, you might require double glazing windows. In which case you’ll need a professional double glazing company.