Saint-Gobain SageGlass Chosen for New Set on French TF1 Network
The new TV news set of French national network TF1, unveiled recently by presenter Jean-Pierre Pernaut, is fitted with Saint-Gobain electrochromic glass. SageGlass Blue dynamic glass, which tints or clears on demand while remaining transparent, was reportedly chosen by TF1 as an elegant, premium visual component for its new set.
According to Saint-Gobain, the glass guarantees the blue visual identity of the TF1 news program. Lighter at 1 p.m. and tinted at 8 p.m., it creates a visual contrast between the network’s two news editions. Installed in interior partition walls by Verre Solutions in SaintEtienne du Rouvray, northern France, the 12 sq m of glass reveals the designer editorial room behind. This technology reportedly heightens the studio’s physical impact, turning a glazed material into smart glass.
SageGlass is mainly used on building facades. The tint controls the amount of light and heat entering a building while allowing occupants to see outside. It reportedly delivers energy savings of up to 40% by reducing the need for heating or air conditioning.