A true family affair – Go Glass is run by brother and sisters team, Clive, Tracy and Emma – the company was launched by their father Raymond Sparkes, in 1978, on Kingston Street, Cambridge, offering basic glass glazing and mirrors. One by one the siblings joined their father, adding their various skillsets, and taking the business in a new exciting direction towards glass design – though never losing sight of the ethics and customer service instilled in them by their father.
Clive had always been blessed with an incredible flair for design and began etching patterns onto mirrors, which quickly sold. As time went on, it became clear that by hand-drawing all the designs, the business was not scalable. So, in recent years, Go Glass has developed innovative processes to allow them to scale up, while retaining the integrity of one-off designs.
Go Glass’s portfolio is now exceptionally diverse, from frameless doors and shower cubicles to striking balconies and balustrades, trendy printed splashbacks and stained-glass windows to wow-factor kitchen worktops. The creativity now even extends into the garden with the launch of their stunning new garden sculptures – lit with colour changing light in a range of 6 contemporary designs. There’s really nothing they can’t create out of glass!
Go Glass often joins forces with forward-thinking architects and has worked with artists in residence to create windows with a tranquil, calming feel, throughout Addenbrooke’s Hospital. The company’s best-sellers are their uber-modern frameless glass doors, which bring a sense of light and room to offices and homes. There’s 28 designs, inspired by nature, geometric patterns and transport, and many customers opt for bespoke models.
Four decades in business, and Go Glass is a prime example of an indie with master craftsmanship at its core, but a global vision for its future. A company that cares about clients big and small, and continually nurtures its gifted team of employees.
127, Cherry Hinton Road
Tel: 01223 211041
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