Hard Honeycomb Pleated Blinds
Known as ‘Verosol’ blinds after the company that introduced them to Australia in the 60’s or 70’s, pleated blinds have never since matched that level of fashion interest, but they have not gone away either.
There are a couple of European suppliers in the Australian wholesale pleated blind fabric market currently, one of which has just launched a large new range of ‘honeycomb’ fabrics which has overnight multiplied the fabric options in that market by a factor of perhaps ten. This is the same product as the Luxaflex ‘Duette’ blind which has a long and distinguished history.
However pleated blinds are a very specific look, and generally find specific applications. They remain a solution for ‘difficult’ window shapes such as circle or half-circle, and triangle, where solutions are not easy to come by.
Their big claim for attention is their ability to function as ‘top-down’ or ‘bottom up’ opening, or both. Top down opening can be just the ticket in some situations and has been unique to honeycombs and pleateds UNTIL NOW! Enter Andersons top down roller blinds, motorised. We have a prototype has been operating on the workroom front glass window for about 12 months. I’m not aware of anyone else offering this option.