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Solaris, a subsidiary of the Italian Seves Group will be presenting glass blocks for architectural solutions.

Solaris, a subsidiary of the Italian Seves Group will be presenting glass blocks for architectural solutions.

These are often sought out by designers, architects and builders due to the wide selection of special solutions such as curved blocks with a 45° angle, corner elements, reinforced glass blocks as well as fire resistant blocks.

Schott is an international technology-driven group that sees its core purpose as the lasting development of high-tech solutions in all fields of glass, especially in the field of architecture – everywhere where ideas are made of glass.

The German company’s main products are: architectural glass, decorative glass, fire-resistant glass, anti-reflective glass, optical glass, radiation shielding glass, filter glass and fiber-optic glass for lighting.

Retrosolar is another German glass specialist offering passive cooling by new Venetian blinds and insulation glass integrated solar shades with high-reflective surfaces.

Its core business is daylighting products to avoid overheating.

The production is based on rollform processing of Aluminium with high-end surfaces.


Al-imtiaz Industrial Projects, Kuwait is the Gulf partner of the Germany-based company and is responsible for delivery and installation.

Retrosolar also produces new essential spare parts as well as complete systems in the field of lighting and daylighting technologies.

Henry Glass is an Italian company established in 1988 to adapt the ancient art of lead-bound glass panes to modern requirements, from handicrafts to industrial designs.

The glass collection designed by numerous international artists represents an innovative solution to divide and mark the spaces, using the purity of light and transparencies to personalise individual spaces and atmosphere.

Artistic Glass is a Toronto based company that covers a range of glass solutions from interior design and restoration, fusing to one-off commercial projects.

The company, which has been established since 1969 provides custom made products which range from the functional to the spiritual and its studios offer design excellence, artistry and ageless beauty in numerous mediums.

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