All Press Releases for January 11, 2013

When is a Roller Blind Not a Roller Blind?

No, this isn't a leftover joke from 2012's Christmas crackers, it's an intriguing question prompted by some exciting work from South America.

    CHESHIRE, ENGLAND, January 11, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Argentine architects Maria Constanza Nunez and Gabriel Pires Mateus have produced some stunning furnishings constructed from roller blinds that have been salvaged from the streets of Buenos Aires. The country's capital city was filled with discarded roller blinds, so, as an effective way to recycle them, Nunez and Mateus created the S.O.S de Barrio Line, a unique series of sustainable furniture that focuses on re-use and transformation.

"They're certainly a different way of using roller blinds that I'm accustomed to," said Daren Wilson of Cheshire-based Wilson's Blinds - a leading UK supplier of made to measure window blinds, including Aluminium and Wooden Venetian, Roller, Blackout, Vertical, Roman, Woodweave, Honeycomb and Laminated blinds. "The furniture looks great however I'd have to question why so many roller blinds have been thrown out in the first place - our blinds are known for their durability so when they're installed we expect them to last for a very long time."

Indeed, Wilsons Blinds offer a three-year Guarantee on all their made to measure blinds which consists of a one-year Manufacturer's Guarantee which covers all blinds for any defects, fading, fraying, or any such problems that will cause the blind to stop working.

In stark contrast to Wilsons Blinds' approach to roller blinds, Nunez and Mateus sought to reflect Buenos Aires constantly transforming landscape when houses are demolished and rebuilt, thus the furniture acts as a reminder of a home by using fragments of its remains. The pair are known for their green creations with their La Cartonera line reusing corrugated cardboard sheets to construct beautiful tables.

"I can certainly see why this furniture has caught the eye as the sturdy, flexible nature of the roller blind has allowed the designers to come up with something sleek and curvaceous," added Daren. "Will we be trying to emulate their creativity? I think we'll just continue to do what we're good at - supplying roller blinds that last!"

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