‘Cloaking’ Film for Windows Blacks Out the Screens Within – WIRED


The modern workplace has a cultural problem. Open-plan offices and glass-walled conference rooms promote transparency, but they also make it impossible to conduct business privately. Anything requiring discretion—quarterly reports, year-end bonuses, or secret projects—calls for ominous workarounds. “We’ve all had the experience of walking into an office and there’s brown butcher paper taped up to the conference room glass,” says Matt Mead. “Everyone’s antenna kind of goes up.”

Mead runs the in-house design incubator at office equipment company Steelcase, which created a solution to this problem: Casper Privacy Film. Apply it to the walls of the office fishbowl and you can see everything in there except LED and LCD screens. The CEO can run through the quarterly budget slides without concern, because they’ll look like black boxes to anyone looking in from the…



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