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THE VITROCSA REVOLUTION
All technical revolutions need their pioneers. Although not known to the wider public, Eric Joray is one of them. The Vitrocsa founder is the inventor of the modern minimalist window.
The first minimalist windows were actually developed in 1945. However, the technology available at that time could not provide the sealing, insulating or strength properties found in today’s windows. It was not until 1992, after another 47 years of developments in glass production, that Eric Joray invented the Vitrocsa minimalist window, using patented methods that would revolutionise the world of architecture.
It was, in every sense of the word, a revolution.
Eric Joray did not come up with the concept of the minimalist window. What he did do was invert the classic principles of its construction.
By enabling the glass to support its frame, Vitrocsa systems can replace traditional window frames with near-invisible casing profiles. This was the starting point for more than 25 years of innovation that would expand the boundaries of architecture across a broad range of applications.
THE WORLD LEADER IN MINIMALIST WINDOWS
Vitrocsa has developed an infinite range of custom window systems to meet even the most outlandish of architects’ specifications:
Sliding doors and windows with invisible frames
Huge detachable frameless windows
Entire facades which disappear into the air or are hidden in partitions
The guiding principle?
TO CREATIVELY BLEND INDOORS AND OUTDOORS
An essential component of any building, the window should open up the view, bringing as much light as possible into the structure.
Vitrocsa minimalist windows make this ideal an achievable goal.
The famous Genevan architect, Andrea Bassi, was the first person to install a Vitrocsa system in a villa. This provided the impetus, and the rest was word-of-mouth. Seduced by the flawlessness and versatility of the products, world-renowned architects lined up to work with Vitrocsa. The resulting collaborations produced works of breathtaking beauty:
Boxes at the Municipal Stadium of Braga
Top floor of the Maison Dior in Seoul
Seventh floor of the Shangri-La Hotel in Paris
Homes of Lenny Kravitz and Michael Bay in California
These are just a few examples, since it would be practically impossible to list the many thousands of projects – famous or otherwise – that incorporate Vitrocsa products. Not to mention the numerous prizes and awards they have received.
Vitrocsa now exports its systems to more than 60 countries across five continents. Its products remain best-sellers around the world.
Adding space through open interiors and covered exteriors
Flooding rooms with light, creating the perfect environment to spend time