Bistro Margot


The drawings were taken directly from nature begin the process of design for this large arched window that becomes the focal point of Bistro Margot’s decorative second floor addition that was designed by designer Vicki Tesmer of Tres Jolie. The naturalistic sketch was created from direct observation of a lemon tree. A small-scale idea sketch was then created from this original. After the client's approval of the the full-scale layout that shows every piece of glass in proper placement the cutting and fabrication of the piece now begins. This project utilizes the copper foil method that features opalescent glass made by Chicago Art Glass. A row of pinch-back glass jewels enhances the window’s lower border. he window glows with the warmth of a languid lazy summer day, even on a chilly afternoon in the Windy City.
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