Conservation and restoration of stained glass since 1923
J.M.Bonet creates his own designs and collaborates with artists by translating his ideas into glass. We are always looking for new expressive possibilities, adapting traditional techniques to current trends and technologies.
The artist’s commitment is always to integrate the work with its surroundings. Stained glass can complete interiors and fill spaces with new textures of light and color, it is an imaginative and elegant alternative to other decorative resources. The compositional and color richness of leaded glass techniques are unlimited and, at the same time, inimitable, impossible to achieve with any other technique. Among many others, the stained glass windows for the Temple of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona by the author Joan Vila-Grauand the stained glass window for the Carmelites of St. Joseph in Tarragona, Tarragonadesigned by Pilar de Ahumadaare some of the new projects carried out.
Darius Vilàs, Ramon Rogent, Ramon CalzinaRoca Sastre, Will Faber, ViladecansGrau Garriga, SubirachsVila-Grau, Hernández Pijoan, Ràfols CasamadaTano Pisano, Perico Pastor, Perico Pastor, Marta Blasco, Andrea Ortega, Jaume Cases, Jaume Cuadrench and Pericas Architects, JujolPuig Boada, Rubió i Bellver among many others are some of the architects and artists with whom we have collaborated.
The workshop collaborates with artists to develop their projects. At the root of the company is a commitment to innovation and research into new ideas and uses of glass. J.M. Bonet is the hand that guides the artist in the translation of paper sketches to the final stained glass windows that will illuminate the temples. The stained glass transforms the raw light into complex spectra that fluctuate throughout the day in changing hues. These are the intentional fruit of the work that the team composed of the artist and the master glassmaker have developed.
In this field, we provide the client with the ability to correct possible deterioration by working directly on the deteriorated windows as well as with advisory/consulting services to heritage managers, architects, restorers in the drafting of conservation-restoration projects to know the state of conservation of their stained glass windows and the stages and future costs of their restoration.
J.M. Bonet’s conservators visit the building and generate comprehensive reports documenting deterioration and proposing long-term conservation strategies and estimated costs for the various proposals. J.M. Bonet’s technicians are in charge of the conservation strategies of the stained glass windows of several protected buildings.
The J.M. Bonet workshop presents its research work at international congresses. His research focuses mainly on the field of material characterization and in some cases also on historical research:
-Monitoring of stained glass windows in Mediterranean climates.
-Characterization of modernist enamels.
-The stained glass work of the painter Daríus Vilàs.
-Characterization of leads used in stained glass windows in Catalonia.
-The stained glass of the XVIII century.
-Cataloguing and conservation-restoration of cloisonné stained glass.
-History of workshops and glass artists of the postwar period.