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Azure Magazine November December 2022 Cover: The Residential Interiors Issue

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3 form Global Expressions glass patterned partition in tan room with sofa chairs

Award-winning manufacturer 3form proudly introduces their first collaboration with Gensler, serving as product design consultant, for the Global Expressions Collection.

Office furniture glass partition in tan room with sofa chairs

Combining each company’s expertise in design research and innovation, Global Expressions celebrates the power of design with six globally inspired patterns for commercial interiors.

3form Global Expressions glass partition with geometric pattern in red room with desk

The collection honours some of the world’s most enduring cultures by drawing inspiration from their traditional textiles. Global Expressions’ colours, shapes, materials, and techniques also demonstrate the ways cultures around the world find healing and togetherness through artistry.

Global Expressions glass office divider with pattern in red room with desk and chair

Designed for 3form’s signature Varia resin and etched glass, the collection also offers material resilience with long-lasting applications in high-traffic environments.

Green textured room partition in office front desk space

3form has joined forces with artisans around the world for more than a decade to encapsulate intricate materials in durable translucent resin and transpose ornate patterns onto precision etched 3form Glass.

Glass partition office furniture in blue room with chairs and plant

This collaboration with Gensler offered 3form the opportunity to bring an architectural perspective to a brand new line of globally inspired patterns. After meeting more than a year ago to conceptualize the collection, Gensler drew from their international organization to shape ideas that would ultimately become Global Expressions. Once Gensler presented their ideas to 3form, the manufacturer seamlessly transposed the vision onto stunning translucent repeats.

Global Expressions office furniture glass partition with chairs in blue room

Global Expressions’ six patterns–Kente, Yakan, Jakar, Shibori, Kuba, and Ochre–reinterpret traditional weft techniques, material dyeing processes, and brocades through asymmetrical grids, faded corners, and intersecting shapes.

geometric patterned hanging partition in house space

Shibori’s faded edges represent an ancient Japanese tie-dyeing method, while Kuba reimagines traditional handcrafted designs in an irregular gridded repeat. Unified by geometric shapes, these patterns also demonstrate the connections between cultures from all sides of the globe.

Office space tan partition divider

Global Expressions’ translucent Varia and etched 3form Glass amplify natural light in commercial spaces with depth, shadow, and texture. Applicable as wall panels, dividers, reception desk wraps, signage, and more, the patterns bring a world of possibilities for commercial projects.

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