Visiting Stained Glass Around the World: The Modern Edition

Visiting Stained Glass Around the World: The Modern Edition

Modern Stained Glass is Beautiful

While stained glass is an ancient art, contemporary artists are making new and innovative twists to the art form. Older designs like religious imagery, flowers, and Celtic knots popular in churches and palaces in old Europe as well as Victorian mansions are being reimagined into modern stained glass visions that are equally as stunning.

Only your imagination is your limit to updating your Denver home, business, or church with modern stained glass. Neighbors from Park Hill to Cherry Creek will marvel at your property as it shines bright with new stained glass art. Here are some examples of modern stained glass around the world featured in the New York Times and My Modern Met to get your creative juices flowing:

Museum Architecture Using Modern Stained Glass

Take a look at The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision as a vibrant example of modern architecture using modern stained glass. Dutch architects Willen Jan Neutelings and Michiel Riedijk envisioned this piece of art as a critique of mass advertising and marketing and affirmation of artful architectural work. Brightly colored squares cover much of the half of this cube-shaped building that is overground. Beneath, it houses a museum, broadcasting archives, and offices in the city of Hilversum in the Netherlands.

Modern Stained Glass Inspired by Nature


Flora Jamieson is a UK-based artist who is inspired by graphic design, nature, organic forms, and geometric patterns. Her contemporary design aesthetic is combined with a traditional craft to create stained glass like this one of a tree covered in colorful, cheery birds and animals.
She says she delights in “selecting just the right tones and shades so that they sing out next to each other” when she creates her modern stained glass artworks.

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Cathedral with Modern Stained Glass

The late German artist Sigmar Polke crafted these bold stained glass panels in 2009 for the Grossmünster Cathedral in Zürich. In this example of modern stained glass, Polke cut thin slices of agate mosaics to create the look of beautifully colorful geode crystals dazzling in the sunlight in seven panels for the cathedral.

Stained Glass Denver has Modern Stained Glass Options and More

With over 25 years of experience, Stained Glass Denver craftsmen know how to create beautiful stained glass pieces that can last for generations to come. As you can see, there are many different styles and shapes stained glass can take, from traditional stained glass to modern stained glass. Contact us today with any stained glass ideas you have for your residential, commercial, or religious property and our consultants can help create a custom solution that best suits your needs.

Martin Faith is a talented artisan, collector of antique stained glass, and the owner of Stained Glass Denver. For over thirty years, Martin has been running his company in Denver using the techniques he learned as a stained glass artisan in Scotland. He has devoted his life's work to perfecting the art form and studying its history. Martin's company specializes in custom creations, which are made using the highest quality materials and authentic, original designs. In addition to residential and commercial stained glass, the company also offers services for churches and religious buildings. Over the years, Stained Glass Denver has completed numerous restorations of historic stained glass and produced over 50,000 windows.

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