Archive for May, 2013

Exploring one man’s vision of glass ceilings – Global News

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

Thanks to Dave Berry for coining the term “Fussnerian” to describe Bill’s design sensibility and sum up a man who has “written the book on the technology of bringing a dome off of the drawing board and into a residential setting”.

Watch the interview here. 


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Airing on Global TV

Monday, May 27th, 2013

Bill is pictured here speaking with Dave Gerry of Global TV for a spot airing tonight during the news hour. Tune in to see behind the scenes footage of Solarium Design including some of Bill’s curated collection from which he draws inspiration.

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Dave was surprised to learn the techniques of leading glass have changed little over the centuries, all the work is still done entirely by hand; each piece of glass is cut, leaded and soldered together on each side. One of our custom designed domes can have thousands of pieces in it, that’s dedication, and a few nicked fingers.

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A Series of Three

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013


Transitional, Contemporary style done up for a Toronto home.


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Raised Flat Lens

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013


10′ x 6′ Raised Flat Lens, with an open and airy pattern.

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Opening Soon in Montreal – La Societe in the Loews Hotel Vogue

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013



Our second collaboration with Munge Leung and Ink Entertainment has brought about this Art Nouveau Inspired Stained Glass 38′ x12′ Racetrack Oval Dome. It will be the main feature in the Loews Hotel Vogue; La Societe Restaurant in down town Montreal.

Special thanks to Rob Petrie for creating the stunning design drawings and our crew here Kathryn for excellent color and glass selections, Robin and Andrea for the many hours put in cutting and leading the panels, Al for his dexterous work installing and building the framework, and of course Bill, because he did everything!

I wonder if we will have our next Christmas staff party under this dome, like we did for the one in Toronto? The Munge Leung web site has wonderful photos of that project here.


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