31 Aug Design With Glass – Window Manifestations
Finding the balance between a need for privacy with the need for a modern, airy interior design making use of glass walls and panels can be a challenge.
Decorative window films for interior glass can be an ideal solution to keep commercial spaces open, bright and stylish, whilst still providing privacy.
Traditionally dusted and frosted window films have been used for years to dress up windows, yet there’s many alternative ways to create a high-end look. The new Squid self-adhesive fabric has a unique natural texture and feel, whilst also blocking out some of the heat gain from the sun, meaning it’s been a huge hit already with interior designers.
Or for pre-cut patterns, you can create contemporary designs easily with 3M Fasara and VION Decor range. 3M Dichroic films complete the decorative window film collection, for when you need to create unique colour changing effects.
3M DICHROIC DECORATIVE WINDOW FILM
3M Dichroic Glass Finishes offer a way to create unique, ever-changing colour to many interior building surfaces. Influenced by the colour of the substrate, this transparent product provides a dichroic colour effect, meaning it appears to change colour when viewed at various angles.
Squid is a self-adhesive, transparent fabric which enables you to see out during the day, but largely restricts people outside from being able to look in.
Transparency and privacy
Squid helps to retain privacy while still enjoying your view. Passers-by can’t see inside whilst you still retain natural light in and can enjoy looking out. This is unlike frosted film, which blocks your natural light and stops you from seeing through at all.
Minimalism and simplicity
Squid has a unique texture with a beautiful, natural feel. It is suitable for any interior or type of architecture due to its minimalism. Plus, Squid is quick and easy to install. You can reposition Squid during the installation and it won’t damage your windows.
The high-quality substrate is perfect for digital printing. Achieve wonderful results with UV and eco-solvent printers. Covering your window with fabric in the easiest way possible, breathing new life into homes, offices and public spaces.
Moisture- and sun-resistance
Squid keeps a lot of the sun’s heat out and it can withstand extreme humidity too. It’s also breathable, unlike plastic window-covering film, so it’s even suitable for HR++(+) glass. Tests have shown that, colour dependent, 25% – 36% of the sun’s energy is reflected and that it reduces the temperature by at least 3°C.
Multifunctional and customisable
Squid can be used on any type and shape of window. It can be cut using Imaginators automated robotic cutting systems and can be seamlessly joined for larger surfaces. Squid sticks to the window indefinitely but can be removed easily leaving minimal glue residue.
3M Fasara Glass Finishes are decorative glass finishes available in almost 100 designs. These decorative finishes can be used to control light and privacy while enhancing interiors aesthetics. Fasara provides the advantages of etched, cut, sandblasted, and textured glass at a fraction of the cost.
3M FASARA DECORATIVE WINDOW FILM
Glass means transparency, brightness, lightness, freshness and elegance. It can be used as communication, it can be decorated. It is an essential element in building design. 3M Decorative Glass films are perfect for privacy and decorative applications on glass and windows.
The ideal solution to give a touch of elegance and originality to the glass surfaces of shopping malls, retail environments, hospitality and restaurants, offices, hotels,, schools, healthcare, wellness and spas. The range of decorative glass and window films transform plain glass, capturing the look of cut or texturised glass to an astonishing degree at a fraction of the price. Fasara window films allow you to tailor the amount of privacy within the interior space.
Application of Fasara films is fast, accurate and durable on a variety of glass substrates. The films are constructed from durable and flexible polyester materials.