LLumar® iLLusions™ gradient film solves space challenges for law firm.
Clutter and traffic in the copy area and kitchen often disrupted lawyers working in the nearby library and conference lounge at Sandberg Phoenix law firm. They needed to filter out visual distractions and movement from the copy area and kitchen for improved functionality and privacy in the library. Visibility from the library area into the corridor area, however, was still important.
After researching options, including decorative glass, Sandberg Phoenix chose LLumar® iLLusions™ Blizzard Gradient film. “Gradient film presented a reasonably priced, short lead time solution,” says Terry Crotty, Christner, Inc. associate and interior designer. Normally applied vertically, this case required horizontal installation for a floor-to-ceiling view from the library while camouflaging the copy area and kitchen across the hall. In this unique application the opaque gradient begins near the kitchen to provide privacy and eliminate the fishbowl effect. The opaqueness varies horizontally, covering most of the glass; it eventually transitions to clear to reveal a view of the hallway at the end of the wall.
Installation of the gradient film took only an afternoon, which minimized down time. The horizontal application defined the areas and increased employee focus and productivity. The film also provided another unexpected benefit. The gradient film helped define the two seating areas in the library -- the lower-style lounge area from the more formal conference-type setting.