Smart Glass Display Tables

for Rare Books and Manuscripts

ArtRatio Table Vitrine - Lit
ArtRatio Table Vitrine - Dark

ArtRatio Smart Glass Display Tables offer a spectacular exhibition of art and luxury collections, such as antique manuscripts and maps, rare books, jewellery and designer watches.

Since some of these objects contain light-sensitive materials, the smart switchable glass facade proactively reduces UV, IR and visible light damage by switching into its transparent state (and also activating the internal LEDs) only when triggered by visitor presence.

At all other times, the table’s opaque state offers after-hours security by obscuring the location of the most valuable items.

Our patent-pending conservation system monitors the risk of long-term damage to the object by analysing temperature, humidity, light and overall light exposure profiles in real-time and historically. ​

We also publish an index of popularity to gauge the total time that the work has been viewed, giving invaluable metrics on visitor engagement. ​

These measures ensure that the artwork can be exhibited within international light exposure limits, whether on permanent exhibition or on loan.

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  • Conservation-compliant powder-coated steel
  • Exterior colour to client spec
  • Adjustable feet for uneven surfaces
  • Security lock for artwork compartment
  • Passive humidity control
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  • 5 Panels of variable-tint smart glass, dimmable to any level
  • Min glass transmittance: <1%
  • Max glass transmittance: 49%
  • UV Blocking: 99%
  • Anti-bandit glass to BS EN 356 (P4A)
  • Internal LED lighting, colour rendering > 90, no UV
  • Allows compliance to CIE 157, BSI PAS 198 and CIBSE SLL LG8
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  • Smart Glass and LEDs activated by adjustable IR proximity sensor
  • WiFI connectivity to IEEE 802.11-n
  • Cloud-based portal monitors artwork popularity, temperature, humidity and light
  • Electrical Safety to 2014/35/EU
  • Mechanical Safety to 2006/42/EU
  • Electro-Magnetic Compatibility to 2014/30/EU


Case Study

ArtRatio had the privilege of housing four Books of Hours from the Nationalmuseum of Sweden in a customised ArtRatio smart glass table. Read more…

Smart glass table at Nationalmuseum Sweden - lit

Still not sure? Hire our Demo Table

If you like the concept, but you are not sure yet if our products are right for you, try hiring our Demo Table.

(Only available at the moment in the UK).