Union Street Glass
The Union Street Glass Story
Back in 1980, designer and glassblower Guy Corrie and his wife, Leanne, founded Union Street Glass in a 600 square-foot studio in Richmond, CA. Corrie quickly--and successfully--put his innovative design skills and appreciation for Old World glassblowing techniques to work.
Before long, he'd created an impressive line of contemporary glass pendants, lamps, home accessories and stemware. The Union Street Glass studio has since grown into a roomy 10,000 square feet. Today, Corrie works alongside a small team of skilled glass artisans, carefully creating no more than 30 pieces a day.
Why We Love Union Street Glass Lighting
You can easily see the loving care that goes into each of Union Street Glass's designer lamps, sconces and pendants. The production of each piece is approached as the creation of a piece of art, made by hand by Corrie and his team. The result is one of the finest collections of contemporary art glass out there. The glass color palettes and patterns are undeniably eye-catching, the forms smooth and organic and hinting at the creator's distinct sense of humor.
A Fun Fact About Union Street Glass
Guy Corrie takes much of his design inspiration from the colors, textures and topography of the San Francisco Bay Area and California coastline. The Morph collection copies its organic shape, earth tones and bright colors from the rolling hills surrounding the Bay Area. The brightly colored Aptos collection was inspired by the hills, redwood forests and vineyards surrounding the coastal town of the same name, a favorite retreat of Corrie's.
Noteworthy Lighting From Union Street Glass
The Morph Pendant Table Lamp takes the lengthy form of the Morph Pendant and translates it into a table lamp with a curvaceous base and playful, coiling finial. The inward curve of the Aptos Hourglass Pendant provides great emphasis on the glass's signature bubble pattern.