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All about Curtains
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Air conditioner curtain
Antibacterial medical curtain
Beaded chain curtain
Car window curtain
Flame retardant curtain fabric
Jacquard linen window curtain
Living room curtain
Nylon And Polyester
Plain Curtain Fabric
Polyester window curtain
Cannonore / Kannur
Other towns in Gujarat such as Vapi and Anjar
Curtains are so commonplace, we just take them for granted. But do you know that they have a long and colorful history?
Curtains have a history almost as long as textiles, but there is much hesitation about where and how to hang them. Really, it’s like everything else in the design world; you factor in form, function and style and take it from there. Once you’ve read this piece, you’ll see that there are no rules that haven’t already been broken! I love natural light, and I am drawn to rooms that are light-filled without any gloomy corners. Yet I know many light-lovers fight a battle with the idea of curtains. I think this is because curtains, in the latter part of 20th century, got a bad rap with architects and some designers. But let’s face it — we don’t need Versailles at the window. Curtains today can be as sleek and modern as your furnishings.
Before central heating and air conditioning, people didn’t always get to choose light over warmth. Curtains of one sort or another have been used to define space and create privacy. The first curtains were made from animal hides that were placed over the doorways and affixed by hooks, but hide, being rather stiff, does not drape well. With advancements in textile production, weaving and dyeing, the evolution of household textiles (primarily items designed for warmth, such as curtains, hangings, blankets and bed hangings) marched right along with developments in clothing. Early textiles were linen and flax, first spun in ancient Egypt, followed by wool and later cotton and silk.
Although little visual documentary evidence exists from the Early and Middle Ages, it would be reasonable to imagine that occupants of early homes, particularly in the relative affluence of castles, used woven textiles to cover doors and windows. These were often tapestries and heavy cloths, anything to keep out the cold, especially if the castle or home was located in England or Northern Europe. If you’ve ever visited a castle, you know that they are often cold, damp places. Most rooms had large fires, but the windows let in drafts even through wooden shutters, so they were draped in heavy fabrics, which in turn excluded light and would have produced dark, smoke-filled rooms. Glass making was perfected in Italy in the 13th century and became a viable option for windows over the following centuries.
During the Renaissance, buildings that could be recognized as forerunners to the modern home evolved, designed with glass-paned windows (albeit small panes of glass) separated by muntins, not the large expanses of glass we see in contemporary architecture today. Leaded casement windows remained in architectural style for centuries, and it is possible to see these reflected in paintings of the period. While glass let in light, it also permitted the voyeuristic stares of neighbors and strangers, and shutters and fabrics were used to conceal and reveal, but “curtain” design as we think of it today was still centuries away.
Although the ancient civilizations of the East in Persia, India and China had long-produced textiles and used them to cover openings and separate rooms, these ideas took many years to translate to European and American homes. Trade with these ancient cultures from the time of the Crusades brought examples of finely woven textiles to Europe, loaded on ships along with spices and other novelties or carried overland along the silk trading routes. Over the centuries, textile production areas in Italy, France, Holland and the UK became well known for silk, linen, cotton and wool inspired by the treasures of the East but adapted for Western tastes.
Two World Wars would profoundly change decorating styles as they shifted social culture. But it was after the Second World War that massive homes were broken up into apartments, and housing subdivisions and new towns were developed. By the 1950s and 1960s, curtains were essential components to most homes and were carefully incorporated into architectural style that sometimes, but not always, reflected interior styles. Many modern homes had simple, plain curtains without elaborate top treatments, similar to the tailored shift dresses of the period and a far cry from the billowy, bedecked and trimmed window fashions of the late 19th century.
Curtains include anything from a wool blanket tacked up over a door to the most elaborate layers of silk and detailed, swagged cornices. In the last decade, greater respect for architectural details has produced a decorative style whereby simple curtain panels — in cotton, linen, silk or any synthetic fabric — adorn each side of the window. Some are functional; others are purely decorative. The higher the curtain is hung, the taller the room will appear. Curtain lining, intended for warmth and light insulation, may be simple or multilayered. They provide a great way to bring color and softness to a space.
The majority of homes across the country have some sort of window dressing. It may be the traditional curtain or blind or even just simple nets. The curtain offers a protection against nosey eyes and provides security that you cannot be seen when relaxing in whatever pass time you choose.
Curtains were originally used to help keep rooms warm. The rooms may have been dark but a heavy curtain will help a room retain a surprising amount of heat. Of course, modern society has central heating systems and double glazing so this is generally no longer relevant.
The first curtains
Curtains have not just been used to cover windows; they have also been used to create private spaces and even to define a space. History shows the first curtains to have been simple designs made from animal hides, these were generally placed over doorways although hide is stiff and did not drape well.
The Egyptians used curtains made of linen and flax; these later became more delicate and flowing as they were made from wool, cotton and even silk. Curtains were a common feature during this period and provided warmth as well as privacy.
The Middle Ages
There is little documentary evidence from this period of history to support theories of curtain usage in this time. It is fairly safe to assume that woven textiles would have been used to cover doors and windows in castles and the homes of the more wealthy people. It is known that tapestries and cloths were hung on the wall to help insulate and retain warmth in a building. The tapestries draped across the windows would have served to keep the heat from the large fires in the rooms but they would also have made for dark, smoky spaces. It was only in the 13th century that the process of glass making was perfected; this made it viable to have actual windows!
With the advent of glass this period has become known as the start of houses as we know them today. Large windows never contained whole sheets of glass but did have many small pieces of glass separated by pieces of wood and were very effective at preventing drafts from entering the rooms. Shutters and fabrics were still draped over the windows but this was now to protect the privacy of those inside.
The interaction of the west with China, India and Persia meant that the west became aware of the finely woven textiles. This period saw their introduction into Europe and the consequent development of fine tapestries in Europe. The ideas were taken from the East but they had a western feel to them.
The 18th and 19th century
In the 1840’s machines were developed that could produce clothing and other materials easily. The machines were far quicker at producing items than any person could be. This was the start of contemporary fashion, as it is now known. Suddenly clothes could be mass produced and even the poorest households could afford them. By the 1850’s these machines were being utilised to produce decorative drapes and these were now being used for privacy in the majority of the houses across the country. Many of the curtains of this period are ornate and elaborate; this is in keeping with the clothing of that period.
The World Wars
With two world wars there was a profound shift in the style of drapes being used. Most houses could no longer afford anything elaborate and the main aim was something which would not allow light out or in. If was only after both the wars had finished that curtains, as they are known today, came into existence. They started to match the architectural style of a building and sometimes even matched the interior style! At this point the predominant curtain was a simple, plain piece of material without any elaborate extras.
From the evidence of excavations at Olynthus, Pompeii, and Herculaneum, portieres appear to have been used as room dividers in classical antiquity. Mosaics of the Early Christian period (c. 2nd–6th century AD) show curtains suspended from rods spanning arches.
In medieval illuminated manuscripts, curtains are shown knotted or looped up at doorways. Until the end of the Middle Ages, window openings were covered with utilitarian wooden shutters or a heavy cloth. Beds were curtained on all sides and covered with a tester, or canopy. By day, when the beds were used as couches and seats, the curtains were neatly looped up in the form of a bag.
Dutch paintings of the 17th century show simple dwellings in which windows are shaded with half- or full-length curtains, and beds are curtained with plain fabrics, some of them undoubtedly homespun and woven, and probably of wool. In Italy beds, which were placed in alcoves, were furnished with curtains of rich velvet and damask.
In France, during the reign of Louis XIV, much of the ritual and pomp of court society centred around the monarch’s state bedchamber, where the bed furniture included layer upon layer of curtains and valances. During the reign of Louis XV, bed and matching window curtains were designed in a wide variety of fanciful Rococo forms, laden with ribbons, cords, braid, tassels, and bows.
In the early 19th century the Directoire style and the Empire style in France and the Regency style in England drew motifs from ancient works, especially Greek and Egyptian. Growing romanticism led to other new fashions inspired by styles as geographically remote as those of India and the Orient or as remote in time as the Gothic. The tops of single windows were ornamented by carved birds or bunches of grapes that held up the drapery. The bay of several full-length windows was spanned by a stiff valance with separate curtains falling to the floor. Plain, light-coloured silks were preferred, since they could be hung to good effect in swags and loops.
The major 20th-century innovation in curtain fabric was the use of synthetics such as fibreglass (for its insulating qualities) and polyester (for its washability). Mechanical systems for drawing and closing curtains simplified their installation and use.
The Victorians loved heavy living room curtains often in several layers – great for keeping out those freezing drafts in their chilly houses. There were several other reasons for this affection for ornate, heavy curtains: they valued their privacy more than they valued any views and wished to exclude the outside world from the cosy domestic space. Also curtains protected precious possessions from sunlight damage. Above all curtains allowed them to show off their wealth and taste through the colour, pattern, texture and surface of the curtain fabric and the design and skill which their curtains required.
Sub curtains, often made of Nottingham lace, were good for catching dirt as they were easier to wash and cheaper to replace than the other heavier layers of curtains. Of the three layers, it was usually only the middle curtains that were opened and closed.
10 Curtain Innovations Designed to Conserve Energy
Here are ten creative curtain innovations designed to conserve energy:
- Some Shine Curtains Solar Energy System – Soaks in the solar energy during the daytime, stores it and uses it to replenish gadgets at night.
- The HEX Curtain – Controls the light and heat inside a building with rotating panels that automatically open or close in response to exterior natural light.
- SunTiles Solar Curtains – Woven solar plate curtains that collect energy and store heat from the sun.
- Algae Curtain – Living algae is pumped through the textile to soak up daytime sun and photosynthesizes to produce a bio-fuel that can be used locally.
- Liteon Eco Leaf – Fabric with solar cells that recharge during the day while blocking sunlight and then emit ambient lights at night.
- Eclipse Energy-Saving Blackout Curtains – Energy-saving, noise-reducing, blackout curtains that come in traditional to modern chic styles.
- WAVE Curtain – 3D printed passive solar innovative curtains designed to admit low winter sun and restrict the direct summer sun.
- Onyx Solar Photovoltaic Curtain Wall – Generates clean and free energy while providing natural illumination with solar control by filtering effect.
- Soft House Solar Curtains – Innovative curtains made of energy harvesting and light emitting textiles that power solid state lighting and portable work tools such as laptops, digital cameras, etc.
- Thermalogic Window Curtain Liner – Insulated fabric that controls 100% of natural light to repel heat in the summer and reduce winter drafts.
Source credit for the above content – Edison Nation
26 Curtain Innovations – 26 Creative Curtain Innovations
A really good list from here – eco-friendly to optical illusion curtains to personalized shower curtains here. See more from Trend Hunter .
An Innovative Air Curtain with a lot of possibilities
Are you tired of air curtains that are hard to install, difficult to adjust to indoor and outdoor temperatures and that also look dull? With easy installation, stylish design and an intelligent control system, the Frico PA series is the optimal solution.
PA stands for Premium Air curtains. The PA series has been developed to create an optimal air barrier, without compromising comfort, design or energy efficiency. The different sizes cover openings from two to four metres in height. The PA series can be adapted to the situation at the entrance and to customer needs using one of the three control package solutions; Basic, Competent and Advanced. Using different accessories, it is easy to mount PA on the wall, suspended from the ceiling or standing vertically – whatever the conditions at the door opening.
The simple and discrete shape of the PA series makes the air curtain suitable for all types of entrance, regardless of appearance. In order to provide an attractive overall installation, Frico offers a design package that conceals mountings, cables and pipe connections. Customers who require a special colour scheme can easily take off the white front and paint it in any shade.
The PA series is based on Frico’s Thermozone technology, which means that an optimal air barrier is created using the best relationship between air volume and air speed, with an outlet that is designed so that air leaves the unit in the correct direction with minimal turbulence. The PA series uses this technology to protect the opening, to separate the indoor and outdoor climates efficiently, which results in energy savings and good comfort.
Intelligent control system
The SIRe integrated intelligent control system means that the air curtain can adapt itself to the conditions of the entrance, through a number of functions:
More about this innovative curtain from here – http://www.frico.se/en/our-knowledge/articles/comfort/pa/