Dichroic glass changes
colour as the viewer moves in relation to the glass.
The glass has a transparent colour and a reflective
colour, which will often be opposite colours of the
spectrum. These two colours alternate or mix in varying
proportions depending on the direction from which the
highest light level is coming. The colours will also
change as the viewer’s angle of incidence changes.
Thus, with parellel glass fins, as shown at 127 Charing
Cross, each fin will appear as a slightly different
Moor has designed and project-managed many different
architectural and sculptural features involving dichroic
glass, including the two planar glass walls at the Merseyway
shopping centre in Stockport, the glass waterfall at
the Churchill Hospital in Oxford, the 4.5m tall Octagon
sculpture in Marylebone, Eden House reception, 127 Charing
Cross Road, White & Case office reception and the
Radisson Edwardian Hotels. In some of these the glass
changes colour as the viewer moves, in others the dichroic
glass creates the effect of shimmering changing colours,
sparkling and dancing like water reflections.
dichroic glass is an expensive medium, but the dichroic
film that we also use is much more economical and makes
larger scale projects possible within modest budgets.
We have a great deal of experience in working with this
material, and can help to create features that will
be enjoyed by all.