contour blinds by helena karelson
contour blinds by helena karelson contour blinds by helena karelson
oct 04, 2009

contour blinds by helena karelson

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one of the exhibitions held during london design week was design less ordinary. held at the brick lane gallery, the show was a collection of 30 new works from 11 london based designers who were responding and reconsidering the familiar through new objects. one of the projects exhibited was helena karelson‘s contour blinds which are an interpretation of traditional venetian blinds.

contour blinds were born out of karelson’s fascination with light and the relationship between form and shadow. when slats are in a horizontal position, light filters through the irregular gap, projecting a tapestry of sunbeams into the interior space. from the vertical position, the light from behind the window frames blends into a subtle, warm glow. here, each slat has been carefully designed to leave no post-manufacture waste, and made from environmentally friendly materials.

image © designboom

image © designboom

image © designboom

  • LOVE IT!

    g-man says:
  • I like this.

    I started doing a lot of blind art work almost a year ago. Its a fun medium.

  • great idea! looking at this for a while makes my eyes ache, though.

    LarSo says:
  • Wow, this looks a really interesting idea. I run a blinds business and am so used to seeing straight lines in all my blind installations, so this is a real curveball. But I love it – a really fresh and interesting idea!

    Neil says:

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