Perceptions of our environment and the spaces we occupy are powerfully influenced by the senses. To celebrate the launch of the new Duette® LightLock™ system, Hunter Douglas collaborated with architect Philip Johnson’s iconic Glass House on November 7, 2018, to create a transformative experience of the home environment—one that is even a bit magical. In a house that’s all about light, LightLock™ created a calm, cool sanctuary of darkness.
Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the Hunter Douglas + The Glass House event, which drew top editors and influencers eager to watch LightLock™ shades outsmart the sun.
Tucked away from the road on verdant grounds in New Canaan, Connecticut, The Glass House is a transparent pavilion through which light streams from dawn until dusk. It was built in 1949 as Johnson’s own residence, later added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1997. Life in The Glass House was conceived to be full of the beauty of its surrounding environs, with the charming landscape visible from every angle as though seamlessly weaving in and out of the home.
Duette® Honeycomb Shades are made with top-quality materials crafted to soften sound as well as keep homes warm in the winter and cool in the summer. The fabrics are gorgeous, opaque and light blocking, but when the shades are in a fully raised position, maximum light still shines through. Installed inside The Glass House, Duette Honeycomb Shades were an elegant complement, perfectly demonstrating how this new blackout technology could totally transform a space designed to let light flood the rooms.
The beauty of night is not darkness alone — ambient natural light from sources near and far creates an ethereal mood felt from within The Glass House as the sun dips below the horizon. Yet when the time comes for slumber, there is a desire for light’s absence. Hunter Douglas LightLock™ technology features cutting-edge, light-blocking channels. The result? Unparalleled darkness. The experience? Deep, blissful sleep.
All the variety, all the charm, all the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow.