Color of the Year Captured in Bendheim Laminated Glass

Pantone Classic Blue Comes to Life in Blue Glamir Laminated Glass

NEW YORK, NY – Pantone 19-4052 Classic Blue was selected the Color of the Year for 2020, and the hue is perfectly captured by Bendheim’s blue Glamir laminated glass.

Bendheim’s blue Glamir was used at the Samsung Solutions Center in Washington D.C. by IBI Group (top photo). Glamir is laminated safety glass featuring a color interlayer and a mirror back.

“We are living in a time that requires trust and faith,” said Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute. “It is this kind of constancy and confidence that is expressed by Pantone 19-4052 Classic Blue, a solid and dependable blue hue.”

Classic blue glass can also be achieved through clear glass and colored LEDs. Pier 17 in New York City, for example, uses approximately 37,000 square feet of Bendheim’s ultra-clear (low-iron) channel glass. Programmable LEDs behind the glass can tint it blue (picture below). At night, the back-lit façade becomes a beacon on the Pier.

“A boundless blue evocative of the vast and infinite evening sky, Classic Blue encourages us to look beyond the obvious to expand our thinking; challenging us to think more deeply, increase our perspective and open the flow of communication,” Eiseman said.

For over five years, Bendheim has responded to color trends emerging from Pantone and its own consultative design work with leading A&D professionals, continuously expanding its colored glass catalogue. The company’s in-house back-paining and lamination capabilities facilitate quick turn-around on new and custom design products. For more information, please visit


About Bendheim
Bendheim is one of the world’s foremost resources for specialty architectural glass. Founded in New York City in 1927, the fourth-generation, family-owned company offers a virtually unlimited range customizable glass solutions for interior and exterior building applications. Bendheim develops, fabricates, and distributes its products worldwide. The company maintains production facilities in New Jersey and a design lab in New York City. For additional information, please visit