Bendheim's Houdini™ Glass
For the Open Bathroom’s sliding door system, Patient Room 2020 required a light transmitting material that would provide complete privacy. Houdini™ Glass from Bendheim delivers both, thanks to its fine, micro-ribbed obscuring texture. @Tom Powel Imaging

Houdini™ Glass is a specialized decorative architectural glass delivering the benefits of both privacy and daylight. The low-iron, ultra-clear glass lets in maximum daylight, while its fine, micro-ribbed surface reduces glare and obscures the shapes of people and objects behind it. Design professionals can specify Houdini Glass for walls, partitions, screens and enclosures, doors and windows, ceilings, and balustrades.

Houdini’s outstanding daylighting properties make it an ideal solution for any environment where privacy and natural light are vital, including healthcare and educational facilities, laboratories, corporate offices, and retail applications. The glass offers a budget-friendly alternative to expensive or cumbersome mechanical daylight and privacy controls, such as louvers and laminated privacy films, as well as dust-collecting curtains and blinds. Its contemporary linear pattern and durability make it a timeless, versatile design element. The naturally hygienic, non-porous glass surface easily withstands daily cleaning and sanitizing with most commercial cleaners, making Houdini Glass a great fit for high-traffic applications. Additionally, Houdini Glass is available in tempered and laminated forms for additional safety.

Architects and designers seeking additional aesthetic options can specify Houdini Glass laminated to mirror, with colored interlayers, or color coated in a virtually unlimited palette. The mirrored Houdini Glass produces minimal reflections and disperses light to brighten interior spaces.