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Forms+Surfaces Acquires Joel Berman Glass Studios

Forms+Surfaces—the leader in graphic glass technologies—unites with the leader in kiln cast glass—Joel Berman Glass Studios. This acquisition leverages the innovative agility of each to create a global architectural glass powerhouse as Joel Berman Glass Studios joins the Forms+Surfaces family as BermanGlass.


BermanGlass brings dynamic three-dimensional designs to the F+S glass program. The BermanGlass line debuts with kiln cast glass, fused glass and more. True to its origins, the line includes an artistic mix of sculptural patterns and textures for use in glass applications of all kinds: walls, columns, railings, partitions, room dividers, architectural accents, and other project-specific features. 

BermanGlass expands the Forms+Surfaces manufacturing footprint with a facility in Vancouver, BC, Canada. From there, F+S will immediately begin exploring new ways to evolve the BermanGlass line and continue a longstanding tradition of design and manufacturing innovation. 

Within the Forms+Surfaces family, BermanGlass joins the F+S Surfaces group, a vast materials palette that includes Stainless Steel, Fused Metal, Bonded Metal, Bonded Quartz and VividGlass. 


VividGlass is Forms+Surfaces’ innovative line of laminated architectural glass. Whereas BermanGlass emphasizes 3D textures and dimensionality, VividGlass draws on proprietary graphic and manufacturing technologies to bring an unparalleled mix of colors, graphics and etched designs to glass.

The VividGlass line consists of four laminated glass families, each broadly defined by its visual characteristics: ViviChrome brings solid color to life; ViviGraphix adds graphic elements, including customer-supplied artwork and large-scale, super-high-resolution photography; ViviStrata features precise etched designs with or without color graphic interlayers; and ViviStone captures the beauty of real stone in glass.

Offering diverse standard options as well as tremendous customization potential, VividGlass can be used in many F+S products, including LightPlane Panels, LEVELe Walls, Columns and Elevator Interiors, and Doors. It can also be specified for use in partitions, room dividers, backlit displays and other custom applications. 

A Synergistic Vision

Forms+Surfaces. BermanGlass. VividGlass. The union creates unrivaled possibilities. With the design ingenuity, collaborative passion and manufacturing expertise to help customers transform a vision into installed reality, Forms+Surfaces brings exciting new levels of innovation to the world of architectural glass.

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Please contact us or visit our website to learn more about BermanGlass, VividGlass, and the entire F+S Surfaces program.