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Bayside leadlighting

Contemporary Domestic Leadlight

Contemporary Leadlight and Stained Glass is defined as any style that does not fit into the traditional styles of leadlight, Art deco, Art Nouveau, Edwardian  Victoria, Tutor, Australiana, etc.  You will find examples of hybrid forms of these styles such as Victorian styled Australiana, or hybrids between Art Deco and Edwardian.   However, that is the only distinction,  Contemporary Leadlight is otherwise an extremely broad genre, with limitless subject content and conventions.

 

When designing Contemporary Leadlight the upmost importance is placed on the architectural setting and the client’s requirements.  Aspect, lighting, external view, level of privacy required, design content, texture and colour are some of the elements requiring careful consideration during the client consultation process.  If well conceived,  a stained glass window has the ability to transform a room into a tranquil, serene place of meditation, or an energising, quirky riot of colour, or fresh comfortable place of relaxation.

A detailed consultation and design process creates an art work that will be long lasting in both aesthetic value and manufactured quality.

Modern Minimalist Architecture is very well suited to Contemporary stained glass (as long as inappropriate traditional designs are avoided).  A minimalist interior acts as a blank canvas, where the artwork is in the window rather than hung on the wall.  These feature windows have the most positive impact on an interior when designed in conjunction with the architect at the architectural drawing stage. 

“The entry is my husbands favourite room in the house now, thanks to the beautifully leadlight windows” – Cherry, Hampton