Light Control

A New Concept Of Transparency

Glass can control, reflect and refract light and multiply and distort our vision. Like a membrane or ideal border it conceals and protects. An effective screen
between the indoor and outdoor world, between a closed and open space that lets the light through but stops the air. Given its intrinsic nature, for centuries glass has been considered as something magical enabling the visible and invisible to communicate, reality with the divine.
In a dwelling the need to hide the view without losing any of the light is increasingly important for the wellbeing of the residents. Now ADL responds to this need, not only with traditional etched and reflecting glass, but also a wide range of innovative glass, in particular textured glass and stratified mesh glass.

ADL Design Light Control

Glass To Control Light


The transparent glass is treated so that one of the sides becomes opaque and satiny to touch, which gives it an even matt effect. The transparency in the treated glass is less, but it does not affect the light transmission which generates fascinating plays of light and shade. Doors made with this glass guarantee privacy but exceptional light inside the rooms.


The addition of metal lamination gives transparent glass a perfectly smooth, bright and highly reflecting surface. The glass is no longer transparent and conceals the view, ensuring greater privacy and visual comfort inside the room without losing any of the light. The change in natural or artificial lighting in the indoor and outdoor spaces with respect to the door, changes the reflecting effect of the glass.


La stratificazione del vetro con materiali ricercati è una perfetta sinergia che da vita a superfici originali capaci di esaltare il valore dei suoi elementi. L’inserimento di reti metalliche o plastiche tra le lastre stratificate, oltre a incrementare la resistenza meccanica già elevata del vetro, conferiscono al prodotto una forte identità stilistica. Questa lavorazione permette di realizzare delle porte con un grado di trasparenza ridotto rispetto al vetro trasparente, generando rifrazioni e contemporaneamente garantendo alla luce di filtrare in modo ottimale all’interno dello spazio abitativo.


Patterned glass has been in use for a long time in the architectural field, effective lenses that generate a controlled light able to emphasise the beauty of the architecture. The glass surface is no longer smooth, but has a three-dimensional textured effect. This type of glass combined with minimal design high-tech elements creates a contemporary product, where the pattern printed on the glass pane enables dividing spaces while preserving all the privacy and light.


The coupling of glass and fine fabric is an evocative combination that adds personality to the surfaces and the rooms in which they are installed. Besides protecting the fabric over time, the addition of linen or cotton mesh between the laminated panes imbues the product with a predominantly decorative personality. This process makes it possible to create doors with a medium degree of transparency compared to clear glass, ensuring the light filters in a controlled way into the living space.