Archive for February, 2012

Moroccan Inspiration

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012


Solarium Design Group

This gorgeous dome is the result of a collaboration with Mark Thompson a very talented glass artist, whom used to work here at Solarium once upon a time. He brought the design to us which would incorporate some of his hand painted glass pieces, seen in the centre ring (look for a peacock feather like element), and we did the rest, from frame work, to building and installation. There were some challenging details to be worked out along the way, including accommodating the chandelier on a lift, it passes through the centre of the dome for cleaning and maintenance. Mark is also making accompanying painted leaded glass door panels. I’m looking forward to seeing it all together.


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Big is Big 22′ Big

Monday, February 13th, 2012

Bill and Al, just returned from installing this big guy in a palatial mansion at the foot of snow capped mountains deep in Utah.

To date this is our largest constructed dome. As an idea of scale, have a look at Bill below adjusting a panel. Other notes on size, this is the dome we had lunch under and I think my apartment is only 24′ wide.

I’m sure we can make a bigger one, but first we will need a larger studio…..


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10’dia Dome

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012


This is a familiar design, but reworked with a few different embellishments and modified to fit.

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