Rethinking Metal Blinds

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Metal blinds have never really gone away- they are still a stalwart in contract and commercial situations. But looks like the product category might be poised for a rebirth. We’ve spotted some innovation and reinvention of metal blinds recently; meaning that they are working their way up the trend curve again.

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Metal Blinds Bring Pattern to the Window

At Heimtextil, several manufacturers  showcased how digital printing can be a tool of reinvention.  2″ metal blinds were printed  or laminated with digitally printed film with a variety of patterns, scenics and motifs. Paired with ladder tapes they felt a bit retro ; without they gave new meaning to art at the window.

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Now they are being spotted from artist studios to luxury hospitality.

patterned metal blinds

Hotel in Dubai

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Digitally printed by Ben Skinner

 

Blinds as Walls

At this year’s Collective Design, Ash NYC used classic 2″ white metal blinds to reimagine workspaces .   Known for mixing chic interior design and property development, Ash NYC threw  out the standard rules of workspace design by  using the blinds to to create walls and partitions .

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ColorBlocked Blinds

Taking a page from the popular color blocking trend…

color blocked metal blinds

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