Églomisé

We use glass in our commissions for its clarity and transparency, which gives an impression of light and air. The mirror’s reflective qualities have long been used to amplify the natural and artificial light available in an interior to increase the sense of space.

Verre églomisé (or églomisé from fr. gilded glass) is a decorative technique in which the back side of the glass is gilded with gold or metal leaf and sanded down; often a design is then etched into this base. A coloured background (or bole) can also be painted over the back of the panel, showing through the etching to various degrees and giving the eglomise a distressed appearance. Gosling uses this magical technique to bring an ethereal and organic quality to our commissions. The technique has not varied greatly over the centuries, and it continues to be a very time-consuming and highly skilled process. There remain a few craftsmen working in the United Kingdom who are capable of carrying out this magical process at the level of excellence required for bespoke interiors and we are proud to work alongside them.