Friday, February 5, 2010

The Great Shade Experiment of 2010

In an effort to create cordless shade options the team at Rowley Company has been experimenting with shade lift systems. Below are two recent experiments using products from the 2010 Rowley Company catalog.

The first is a lined flat shade installed on a spring roller using a system of translucent buckram and fiberglass ribs held in place with shade rings.

The shade below is lined with blackout and incorporates iron on rib tape with ribs on the body of the shade and outer ribs held in place with adhesive patches made from fabric and iron-on adhesive web. Blackout lining strips and a spring roller are used to operate the shade.

These two shade experiments are part of an ongoing effort to create shades that are easy to assemble, require no special tools and are cord free. Stay tuned as we explore more ideas and we encourage you to participate in the Great Shade Experiment of 2010 by making your own shade samples and sharing your thoughts and experiences with us.

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