I am a BIG fan of digital printing and have followed its evolution across several product categories in the last several years. One category that is underserved is window coverings. Here are some great examples of design opportunites in that category:
Three years ago Creatively Different launched its highly-creative, e-commerce concept for custom Roller Blinds. Their range of fabulous images that can be printed on window coverings is approaching 6,000 pictures, patterns and special-effect options for truly unique printed blinds to create the ‘wow’ factor. They also offer inter-related products – panel tracks, wallpaper, murals and art canvasses as well as help with a variety of special effects, including wallpaper/tiling effects, and image stylization and coloration. Personally I like the idea of putting art on the window, so I might pass on the murals, and wall effects.
The company has recently launched a range of versatile Panel Track blinds. Seen here is a room divider, printed with ‘Chrysocolla’, one of Richard Weston’s amazing ‘Earth’ images- orginial blown up scans of the interior of rocks and minerals.
They’ve added to their art collection with the recent recruitment of several artists offering some super limited-edition artwork, great cityscapes of London, Paris and New York; wonderful contemporary art; and some sizzingly seductive and vibrant artwork.
One of my favorites is Cafe de Paris….This dresses up any window with or without a view.