French designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec have put their spin on the humble roller blind using textiles the duo created for Danish brand Kvadrat.
Launched in Berlin yesterday, the Kvadrat Roller Blinds are the Bouroullec brothers' take on the simple window shading device.
The project follows the Ready Made Curtain do-it-yourself kit that the Bouroullecs designed for the brand in 2013.
"The roller blind was a typology we couldn't challenge," said Erwan. "Ronan and I simply wanted to make a perfect construction ? to treat this everyday object with decency and respect."
"It is refined, like a Swiss watch," he added.
The duo created a trio monochrome textiles for Kvadrat: Stratus, Nimbus and Cumulus. All three are designed to help control light levels, glare and temperature, as well as the ambience of a space.
"We did a lot of research into the textiles and their relationship with light," Erwan said. "The textiles not only introduce positivity and colour; they can change the ambience of a space in an instance."
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