From another galaxy – the Star Wars & VELUX Galactic Night Collection
Copenhagen, 4th May 2016/PRNewswire/ - For decades, the Star Wars universe has been the home of epic encounters just as children’s rooms. Children’s rooms just need plenty of daylight during the day and dark environments at bedtime to ensure a good night’s sleep. Continuing their successful design collaboration, Disney and the VELUX Group meet the demands of modern children’s rooms with their “Star Wars & VELUX Galactic Night Collection”.
The new blind collection introduces a series of four total blackout blinds featuring popular Star Wars characters and adds home interior to the world’s most successful entertainment concepts.
The dual function of playroom and bedroom calls for high-benefit products when decorating modern children’s rooms and the collection is designed to fulfil these multiple needs, the dreams of playful children, for creativity and rest.
Making room for personality and sleep
To help families shape the perfect environment for boys and girls, for play and rest, Disney and the VELUX Group extended their collaboration with a series of total blackout blinds inviting children and their parents to join the popularity of Star Wars:The Force Awakens and to personalise and accessorise the children’s room in true Star Wars fan style without compromising on optimal sleeping conditions.
“Research shows that children’s development, as well as their mental and emotional performance, is closely linked to their sleep patterns. Today, we are able to shape and support great sleep through optimal sleeping environments like the perfectly darkened room,” says Peter Foldbjerg, Head of the VELUX Groups knowledge centre, Daylight, Energy and Indoor Climate.
Design from a galaxy far, far away
The Star Wars universe is set in a galaxy far, far away. The blinds collection on the other hand, was designed especially for modern children’s rooms with comfort and individuality in mind. As children grow older they start becoming highly selective decision makers when it comes to designing their own room. And the new blinds collection caters particularly for older and more action-loving children.
“Through our collaboration with Disney, we have been able to go a step further and incorporate imagination and playfulness in our kid’s designs. The Star Wars collaboration is the ultimate way to combine the needs of older children and their parents by linking total blackout effect to some of the most iconic and epic characters of modern culture,” says Kent Holm, Vice President of Global Product Management, the VELUX Group.
Iconic and new characters
With inspiration from the movie Star Wars:The Force Awakens, the collection presents two designs with new characters “Kylo Ren” and the “Robots” and two designs from the iconic Star Wars universe the “Darth Vader” and the “Death Star”.
The design on each blind is specially designed by the VELUX Group for older children and scaled to fit the size and shape of a roof window. This makes the characters poster size, with great graphic details and visual effects that almost bring them to life and invite children to hours of play with their imaginary friends.
Making room for epic storytelling and great sleep in the children’s room is easy now, as the Star Wars & VELUX Galactic Night Collection was designed to be a perfect plug-and-play solution. The blinds are easily installed using the VELUX Pick&Click!™ technology. The new designs also comply with today’s OEKO-TEX® standards, a guarantee that no harmful substances or chemicals have been used in the manufacturing of the collection.
Facts & easy guide to a good night’s sleep:
- Sleep plays a vital role in well-being throughout life and helps protect mental and physical health
- Sleep patterns are regulated by light and darkness
- Complete darkness is essential to a good night’s sleep
- Blinds with total blackout effect prevent light from entering, especially during summer
- Blackout blinds protect against cold from the outside.
- Healthy light is linked to healthy darkness, page 4-5 “The Physiological and Psychological Effects of Windows, Daylight, and View at Home”, a research article by Jennifer A. Veitch and Anca D. Galaisu: http://s3.amazonaws.com/zanran_storage/www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/ContentPages/2544048505.pdf or http://thedaylightsite.com/library-3/research-publications/papers/#sub-9441
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About the VELUX Group
For 75 years, the VELUX Group has created better living environments for people around the world; making the most of daylight and fresh air through the roof. Our product programme includes roof windows and modular skylights as well as a range of decoration and sun screenings, roller shutters, installation solutions and intelligent home controls. These products help to ensure a healthy and sustainable indoor climate, for work and learning, for play and pleasure. We work globally – with sales and manufacturing operations in more than 40 countries and around 9,500 employees worldwide. The VELUX Group is owned by VKR Holding A/S, a limited company wholly owned by foundations and family. For more information, visit www.velux.com.
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