AGC and NOMURA to Partner on Interior Glass Products
AGC’s glass technology and NOMURA’s creativity will reportedly be combined for the collaborative development of new products to bring about innovations in the future of space design, with the intention to continually release new products to the market starting in 2019.
AGC and NOMURA have reportedly reached an agreement to conduct a business alliance with the goal of creating and accelerating business expansion of glass products in the interior market, such as commercial facilities and offices. Based on this agreement, both companies will engage in the joint development of functional interior glass.
With the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics in sight, the number of new construction and renovation projects for commercial facilities in Japan is expected to increase. The demand for office space renovation is also growing as companies strive to achieve work style reforms.
AGC and NOMURA plan to work together to respond to requests for “more convenient and more comfortable spaces” in renovation projects, while creating new demand for glass products in the interior market. Under the concept of GLASSMART, derived from “GLASS + SMART + ART” (glass + technology + space design), AGC and NOMURA will aim to propose new space experiences and products.
AGC’s glass technology and NOMURA’s creativity will reportedly be combined for the collaborative development of new products to bring about innovations in the future of space design, with the intention to continually release new products to the market starting in 2019. Both companies will jointly offer innovative space design proposals to revitalization projects in Japan that can bring new values to regional resources and cultures from the perspectives of both business and space design.
The two companies are involved in the collaborative production of a concept book entitled “The Coming of Future Spaces: Breaking Past the Boundaries of Glass.” This publication will contain proposals of functional spaces for future commercial facilities and offices, incorporating elements such as multi-functional noiseless design in harmony with surrounding spaces, measures for overall spaces becoming communication tools, and “variable spaces” that can change their characteristics instantly.