12 July 2022
A brief history of Windows, Curtains, and Blinds.
Windows are an intriguing aspect of architectural design. They establish a link between the inside and the outside. Since the 31st century BC, windows have been a popular feature of buildings and homes, and they are an essential component for letting light and air into a structure. However, leaving a portion of your wall exposed invites dirt, birds, and harsh sunlight inside; for this reason, it is necessary to partially or completely cover it. The great Egyptians invented curtains and employed them during their whole rule from around 3100 B.C. to the third century B.C. Windows were mainly utilized to let light and some air circulation into the area. Then, to stop dirt and waste from entering their homes, the Romans created the first "window treatment." To gather the dust, they decided to hang a dry piece of cloth over the windows and doors. As a result, these Roman window coverings gave birth to the first air conditioning system. Window blinds were first made by the Chinese using bamboo knotted together around the same time. Between 1100 and 1500 AD, Venetian blinds were originally used in Persia. Even though window coverings did not originate in Europe, Venetian blinds were developed close to Venice, hence the name, and did not enter European culture until the early 1700s. The Industrial/Chemical Textile Revolution followed, bringing with it a variety of new textures and fabric options, which were later combined with devices to regulate light and air filtration to absolutely the right levels. The development of more complex mechanisms and superior textile goods, such as soft, long-lasting, and very energy-efficient Honeycomb Blinds, occurred in the latter half of the 20th century. Cotton was introduced during the Industrial Revolution, allowing the large-scale- scale production of blinds and curtains for any house or business owner, regardless of price range. As homeowners started to stack muslin, curtains, cornices, and valances to produce an aesthetic now known as "French drapery," the first cord-and-pulley system was invented in France. The British silk industry reached its peak in the 18th century. Wealthy property owners had the means to adorn their spaces with amazing flair. Later, roller and Venetian blinds were developed to let light in while shielding furniture from the sun's damaging rays. Window blinds gained in popularity over time and underwent improvements to both their appearance and how they worked. In order to allow Venetian Blinds to adjust to the user's needs and let just the right amount of light and air through, a mechanism to control the angle of the blinds was developed in the middle of the 19th century. After that, blinds made of aluminum, wood, and faux wood also became more and more popular, particularly in wealthy western nations. Even though using a hanging piece of cloth is the easiest method to cover a window, it has numerous drawbacks, including the fact that it either completely covers the window, leaving the interior gloomy, or it allows all of the light to enter the room while offering no tailor-made options. When the automatic mechanism was developed in the middle of the 19th century, this issue was resolved. Automation was adopted in the early 21st century, and the existing system was updated to use an electronic stepper motor to operate the blinds. Designers tried out a variety of curtain designs, from pull-ups to swags, and later on, ornamental pelmets, valances, and trims that were employed to hide the pull mechanisms. Multiple operating methods and a variety of textiles gave home and business owners options for how to decorate while maintaining the privacy and letting in just the right amount of light and air. Whatever your preferences, Maple Blinds has a variety of alternatives for you. Not only can we comprehend the background of windows, curtains, and blinds, but we also comprehend the needs of our clients. Any challenging Blind Installation work is made simple by our expert installation crew, our unmatched dealer network of 1,000+ dealers, and our presence throughout all of India.
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