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External Blind for Residence / Outdoor blinds

External Blind for Residence

Discipline: Product

External Blind for Residence

Discipline: Product

To address Japan’s recent climate instability, we have developed outdoor blinds. These enable fine adjustment of heat, air flow, light and visibility, with less energy loss than curtains.
Our range has a span of up to 3500mm and a light, simple design to suit the conditions of Japanese homes, such as larger windows and smaller housing units.
The blinds can be closed or opened automatically at higher wind speeds in typhoon-prone areas and to detect sunrise and sunset.
The blinds can be controlled via IoT with a smartphone or smart speaker.
We plan to follow the launch of these blinds in Japan with subsequent releases in other Asian markets.


  • DEVELOPMENT TIME 13 - 24 months

  • TARGET REGIONS Specific country/region: Japan

  • TARGET GROUPS Consumer / User, Other target groups: archtectural design office and construction compay

Client / Manufacturer

LIXIL corporation

LIXIL Corporation
Tokyo, Japan

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LIXIL corporation

LIXIL Corporation LHT Design Center
Tokyo, Japan

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