Northern Trust Bank

A soft structured pattern when backlit is striking

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Project Details

Chicago, IL


Glass Skylights & Canopies



Type of Glass

Printed,Solid Color

The Story

The lobby's architectural glass canopy has a design that matches the company's understated grace and poise, with a soft and structured ceramic frit pattern that creates an even glow. The metal hardware adds understated flair while maintaining the decor's tone. The backlit glass panels provide a modern contrast to the dark wood accents in the lobby, achieved through multiple applications of ceramic frit on different surfaces to create a semi-transparent look that diffuses light without obscuring it.

Goldray's Silkscreened Ceramic Frit is an enamel ink fused to glass at high temperatures, offering flexibility, durability, and cost-effectiveness in creating decorative elements. To ensure safety in an overhead installation, Goldray tempered and laminated the glass panels, increasing the overall strength, providing fallout protection in the event of breakage and creating a seamless and secure design that flows from inside to out.

Our Team


Harley Ellis Devereaux


Glass Solutions

Sales Rep

Craig MacGregor - MacGregor Architectural Products

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