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Carrara glass?

Question Corner January 2013

posted 1/15/2013

Q. What is Carrara glass, and are there examples in Ann Arbor?

A. Carrara glass is a trade name for a colored "structural glass" that was developed about a century ago as an inexpensive substitute for marble. Smooth and shiny, with strong colors, it became a favorite of Art Moderne designers, who molded it into the style's streamlined shapes.

 
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