The most fascinating way of facing windows

It is no accident that the well-known pleats from the world of fashion became the climber of the year in the field of interior sun protection. Whether in commercial or private buildings, the adaptable pleats equipment more and more replaces the already used kinds of sun protection like window shades, shutters, blades and curtains of windows and doors.

And there is a good reason: whereas up to now you could only improperly and provisionally screen and cover large window facades and specially shaped glass surfaces, the elastic pleated fabric adapts to any window shape. That opens up completely new possibilities to connect sun protection and decoration. No matter if a window is round, pointed, trapezoid, sloping, rectangular, parted, solid or movable or divided into many glass areas, a pleated fabric can adapt to any pane or window shape.

The way it works will be described in the following. Just imagine your window had a second skin, which consists of equal folds that can be moved up or down in front of the window and which covers exactly that part of the window that should be protected against sunlight or curious eyes. Further imagine, how several glass surfaces, parallel or below each other for example in a winter garden, a modern office building or a hotel lobby are individually covered by pleats and hence create a variable surface of their shapes, by moving, opening or closing the pleats the way you like or as necessary. Like in a puzzle in which sun and shade, colour and light result in a uniquely beautiful overall picture.

Depending on the used fabrics, pleats can fulfill many different functions. As translucent privacy shield for the living area, partly with reflecting coating on the back, to prevent warming of the interior, as insulating sun protection for the creation of a calmed light zone in offices or bedrooms as well as darkened double pleats, where two pleated fabrics are connected honeycombed. Therefore, in addition to the light insulation, a thermal insulation at the window can be achieved, which also reduces energy costs for the regulation of the room temperature.

With very special kinds of pleated fabrics like day-and-night pleats, in which two pleats are connected on top of each other, protection and design demands can be even better addressed. Here you can alternately open a light translucent fabric or a darkening fabric and therefore change the atmosphere in the room in a greater variety.

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