What is Vetrazzo made up of?

Posted by Vetrazzo on Dec 11, 2012 12:21:00 PM
Vetrazzo. Recycled Glass... Brilliantly Transformed. 

Vetrazzo is one of the most eco-friendly surfacing option on the market today. Vetrazzo slabs are made of 100% post consumer recycled glass and is set in a cement binder, not a petroleum resin binder. As you can see below Vetrazzo is made from Skyy Vodka bottles, art glass production overruns, red gobbles, wine & beer bottles and clear bottle glass. Other unusual sources include window shields, shower doors and salvages windows.  


For a complete color palate please visit www.vetrazzo.com

Keywords: Bistro Green, Vetrazzo Colors, Charisma Blue, Multi-colored designs, Ruby Red, recycling, Blue designs, Colbalt Skyy, Millefiori, Glass House, recycled glass, made in USA

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Life Is Good With Vetrazzo!

Posted by Vetrazzo on Dec 11, 2012 10:12:00 AM
Just "hanging out" and admiring some Palladian Gray countertops at UMI in Naples, Florida ... Life Is Good!

Keywords: LEED, Vetrazzo Colors, Polycor, Palladian Gray, UMI, Vetrazzo, Puppies, Naples, recycled glass, Reduce Reuse Recycle

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Millefiori - "A Thousand Flowers"

Posted by Vetrazzo on Oct 24, 2012 1:23:00 PM
Millefiori - "A Thousand Flowers"
Millefiori .... "the sweet scent and dazzling colors of a hillside covered with wildflowers. For centuries, Italians have made glass in brilliant colors called Millefiori - "a thousand flowers." The Millefiori mix captures that beauty with salvaged glass from a renowned art glassmaker.

Millefiori gets a lot of attention in our office. Not only is it a conversation starter but it is by far the most unique colors when it comes to recycled glass counter tops. There is nothing else like it on the market. So where does it come from and why is it so unique?

The world's largest art glass manufacturer patented a production process referred to as continuous ribbon, and what we know as stained glass. It connotes colorful ribbon candy and the rainbow of colors they produce is equally astounding. Rejects or over-runs of the glass give Millefiori its full bouquet.

 

     

So sit back, close your eyes imagine a thousand flowers on a Italian hillside and enjoy the Millefiori, Vetrazzo Mixture.
 

Keywords: Multi-colored designs, Vetrazzo, recycled stained glass, Millefiori, recycled glass, made in USA

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Recycled Skyy® Vodka Bottles Emulate Water at the Parkway Hills Baptist Church.

Posted by Vetrazzo on Oct 22, 2012 10:14:00 AM

Recycled Skyy® Vodka Bottles Emulate Water at the Parkway Hills Baptist Church.
Project: Parkway Hills Baptist Church Children's Area 
Architect: HH Architects, Dallas, Texas

Who would ever thought that "a festive evening with friends sampling savory treats and drinking top-shelf spirits poured from a lovely cobalt blue Skyy® Vodka bottle" would become the Parkway Hills Baptist Church Children's Area centerpiece? An innovated, passionate glass scientist in Berkley, CA did. More than 15 years ago he was the first to create a 100% Post Consumer Recycled Glass countertop called Vetrazzo®.  

The inspiration for  Children's Area at Parkway Hills Baptist Church was the salt water fish tank which was existing and was the idea for the "water" theme. The vision behind the design of the Check-In Desk was "stimulation" and "interactive". Using one of Vetrazzo's signature color, Colbalt Blue Skyy®; made from ACTUAL Skyy® Vodka bottles was a perfect color to emulate blue water. 

Keywords: Skyy Vodka, Vetrazzo, Designs for child spaces, Blue designs, Colbalt Skyy, recycled glass, Commercial projects, made in USA

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Vetrazzo in Milan, Bangkok, Cologne, Daegu and New York!

Posted by Vetrazzo on Oct 19, 2009 1:05:00 PM

By Melissa Hawkins, Senior Designer and Sustainability Manager

Each of us has interests that shape the perspective by which we experience the world; I experience the world through materials. I am fascinated by materials, what they are made out of, are capable of, and what opportunities they represent. This interest led me to Material Connexion.

Keywords: id magazine, material connextion, Vetrazzo, recycled glass

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Mindfully Made

Recycled Glass Countertops

Vetrazzo recycled glass surfaces were hatched in Berkeley, CA in 1996. With 16 of our colors boasting Cradle to Cradle Silver certification, our commitment to sustainability is more transparent than ever.

Truly a great American innovation, Vetrazzo is the original recycled glass surface proudly made in America.

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