Website Showcases Designers’ Amazing “Dream Windows” Brought to LifeMarch 26th, 2009 | Category: Industry News
Marvin Windows and Doors, asked some of the premier names in art and design to create their own “dream windows.” Now, the myMarvin Project is bringing those artistic visions to life with the inspired craftsmanship that the company says has been its hallmark for 97 years.At myMarvin.com, viewers will find the original designs and the real-life, hand-built windows inspired by graphic designer Milton Glaser; architect and best-selling author Sarah Susanka; environmental designer Karim Rashid; photographer Mark Laita; and TV host and Garden Home designer P. Allen Smith.
After the artists submit their designs, craftsmen hand-build each window at Marvin’s manufacturing facility in Warroad, Minn. Videos on the site feature the artists discussing their inspiration and tracing the development of their original “dream window” designs.
“We created the myMarvin Project to showcase the inspiration that we’re all capable of bringing to our lives,” says Brett Boyum, director of marketing. “We may not all be the next Milton Glaser or Karim Rashid, but each of us has sources of inspiration in our lives. We want to help people find the things that inspire them and bring that inspiration to life in their homes.”
To thank the artists for their participation in the myMarvin Project, Marvin is making a donation in each artist’s name to a charity of their choice.