Wacker Hotel


Opal Glass and Chicago Glass Works worked together to recreate glass wall sconces for the Wacker Hotel. Sharon’s mold making expertise combined with Eric’s superb glassblowing skills were able to reproduce an upgraded version of the original Art Deco lighting fixtures. Only one glass original existed and it had been the cheaper pressed clear glass of the era, as opposed to hand-blown. As the whole lobby was being redecorated in a new color theme, Eric created 7 beautiful swirled ruby red sconces that were much more dramatic than the originals but retained the same shape, as they were mold blown into the refractory molds Sharon created. By avoiding a costly metal mold this project was able to come in under budget.

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