ikea rektangel vase wall
photo: soluz

We are smitten with this room divider featured a while back on IkeaHackers: it is a rather visionary transformation of a simple material by Marloes van Heteren of SOLUZ and Remco Wilcke of CUBE Architecten. Clear glass Ikea rectangular vases, in two sizes, were painted white inside, to make reverse-painted glass, a compelling material we posted some time ago. They are used as “bricks”, staggered with light shining through, and cemented with strong transparent glue.

The effect is of a curiously light wall that can be made in a variety of shapes to define a space,in this case to create a bathroom.

photo: soluz

We see this idea has having many applications, and the bricks could be painted any color. We wonder if the reverse-painted bricks would be strong enough to used as the side supports of bookshelves….

More pictures here

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4 replies on “ikea hack: reverse-painted glass brick room divider

  1. This could be a way to create a wall that looks as if it has been built with Lego bricks, especially if the vases are painted different colors. It would be time consuming but the effect is cool.

  2. SWELL idea….reverse painted glass color blocks.

  3. I love this idea! a fresh wall that doesn’t block the light.

    I wish you had mentioned the cost. How much does one brick cost?

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