History of Venetian Blinds: Not so Venetian after all

The history of Venetian Blinds goes back centuries and has remained a popular window covering worldwide. Sol Komfort Interiors supply's the globe with Stunning Venetian Blinds among others, but where did they originate from? Venice? Take a look...

Although the early history of Venetian window blinds is mostly unknown, they are actually thought to have originated in Persia, not Venice despite the name.

Venetian traders discovered the window coverings through their trade interactions in the East and brought them back to Venice and Paris. To this day, the French call Venetian blinds “Les Persienes,” and remain loyal to their true place of origin. It was after their introduction to Europe in 1760, they became popular window coverings across the continent.

Venetian blinds have obviously stood the test of time, and are still a functional and stylish window covering available from Sol Komfort. Although many of the historical versions we have seen are wood blinds, Venetian blinds are also now produced from aluminium and faux wood. If you’re looking to buy cheap venetian blinds, these two alternatives are more lightweight and cost effective than wood, and will be long lasting even in high humidity spaces like kitchens and bathrooms because they have no risk of warping

If you are looking for a totally classic and smart window covering Venetian blinds would be something to consider.

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