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Privacy Smart Glass combines style and function in high-end central London residences

A group of central London apartments is taking smart glass to new heights, satisfying resident needs and wowing guests with that unique combination of functionality and design for which privacy smart glass is best known. This upmarket residential project in the heart of Canary Wharf used large panels of switchable privacy glass to ensure maximum privacy for residents while maintaining a sleek and minimal design for a high-end finish throughout.

Switchable privacy glass is unique in that it utilises low-level electrical currents to switch from transparent to opaque in less than 0.1 seconds. This functionality allows residents to maintain an open, naturally lit, and airy in-home aesthetic, while offering privacy at the flick of a switch or press of a button. Particularly in residential spaces, smart glass is the perfect replacement for thick walls or other solid partitions, as privacy smart glass panels allow for natural light to get through even when in their opaque state.

Switchable smart glass was the ideal option for these residential spaces, as a window would have prevented privacy (or required bulky blinds or curtains) and a solid wall or partition would have blocked out the natural light coming from the balcony, creating a very dark interior living area. Our solution offers the best of both worlds and provides the extra “wow factor” that makes these apartments a cut above the rest.

To fulfil the brief for this project, Smartglass International collaborated with a trusted partner – a leader in delivering bespoke and sustainable partitioning solutions for high-end commercial clients since 1992 – and together we were able to bring this customer’s vision to life. Our wide range of switchable privacy glass options – including colour tinted, fire rated, curved, and shaped – and our partner’s experience in providing aesthetically pleasing private spaces combined to make sure these apartments would be truly one of a kind.

Ideal for use in a wide range of residential and commercial spaces, privacy smart glass combines function and aesthetics to offer both transparency and opacity in one sleek panel. At the flick of a switch or press of a button, the opaque feature provides instant privacy when needed, while the transparent setting offers natural light and allows residents to appreciate the surrounding views.

For the best results when working to fulfil clients’ design aspirations, Smartglass International offers a hands-on service and professional advice to overcome any challenges along the way. Smartglass International partners closely with clients and approved third parties to ensure that each installation is tailored to the specific design and requirements of the end user. With competitive pricing, a superior product, and quick turn-around, our responsive approach makes Smartglass an internationally renowned leader in switchable glass solutions.

To find out more about this project, or to enquire about how smart glass technology could enhance your latest development, contact Smartglass International for expert advice and a quote.

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Discover the possibilities of switchable smart glass to create multi-functional
spaces that adapt to users’ needs at the flick of a switch.

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Discover the possibilities of switchable smart glass to create multi-functional spaces that adapt to users' needs at the flick of a switch


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