At the beginning of the year, the Stylepark team visited WAGNER Living. The result was a great report by Anna Moldenhauer about the Wagner Design Lab.
And because of the good teamwork, this bold undertaking did succeed, all four elements have since been fitted and they have now even proved their resilience. Besides their dimensions, something else that is fascinating about these glass panes is their filigree structure. “Each one consists of three individual sheets which are joined together by means of an edge bond, the spaces in between them are filled with inert gas. The thinnest pane is made of float glass which is eight millimeters in thickness,” explains Bernhard. The transparency of the façade, which manages without window frames, perfectly underscores the WAGNER Design Lab’s architecture, which is reduced to a bare minimum. As an ensemble and despite its considerable span lengths, the building sports an airy look, without detracting from the charm of its natural surroundings. Although it is sometimes invisible to the viewer it is pervaded by Wagner’s DNA, right down to its tiniest details: “The fixing points for the individual panes are chunks of volcanic metal which exactly correspond to the hinge for our Dondola systems; these will absorb any movement by the glass,” explains Wagner. In the same way that, in the “D1” family of chairs by designer Stefan Diez, this allows for movement in the chair’s fixed connection with its base so as to take the weight of the back, in the case of the WAGNER Design Lab it compensates for the impact of ambient environmental conditions on the panes of glass. Moreover, the curtain-wall facing, with its certified wood and mineral wool makes for pleasant indoor temperatures.