Short stories of SCHOTT solutions no. 2/2008


Illuminated Ceiling Sets Stage for Masterpieces

White flashed opal glass Opalika® lights up sculptures at Liebieghaus in Frankfurt

One of Europe’s most important sculpture ­collections is now able to unfold its entire ­esthetic beauty in light as soft as velvet. Since they were first presented at the renowned ­Liebieghaus in Frankfurt, Germany, 800 panes of Opalika® in twelve rooms have been helping to illuminate these masterpieces from over 5,000 years of sculpting. The white flashed opal glass used for the ceiling contains a razor-thin layer of minute crystals that distribute the light from the fluorescent tubes extremely evenly and provide harmonious basic lighting.