Beautiful venetian blinds in wood and aluminium
Quality venetian blinds at discount prices throughout the Uk.
Delivery is often included in the price.
The natural beauty of a top quality hardwood blind, will add
style and character to any room.
Wood effect venetian blinds are a cheap alternative to traditional
wooden blinds. They can be trimmed to size to fit your window.
The History of the Venetian Blind
The early history of the venetian blind is conjectural. The
early Venetians, who were great traders, are thought to have
brought the idea of the blind from Persia to Venice. The Venetian
slaves, once freed, are then thought to have brought the blind
to France for personal comfort and as a means of livelihood.
The French name for Venetian blinds is "Les Persienes." In 1761
St. Peterís Church in Philadelphia was fitted with venetian
blinds. The first pioneer of the venetian blind in the US was
John Webster of London who advertised his wares in 1767.
Venetian blinds then appeared in the 1787 painting by J. L.
Gerome Ferris, entitled "The Visit of Paul Jones to the Constitutional
Convention." Other illustrations show venetian blinds at Independence
Hall in Philadelphia at the time of the signing of the Declaration
of Independence. The first large modern building in the US to
adopt venetian blinds was Rockefeller Centerís RCA Building
(better known as the Radio City building) in New York City at
the turn of the 20-th century.
The venetian blind is thought to have grown in popularity for
its technical improvements over cloth shading systems.
The following three advantages were often sited:
- 1) greater durability
- 2) easier operation
- 3) more economical
In the 1940s advocates of the venetian blind claimed that its
technical supremacy came without losing charm, the rich possibilities
of decorative and romantic treatments, and impressions of stately
splendor. However, the venetian blind proved to be more popular
in commercial and institutional markets, where technical supremacy
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