HBL Analysis: Window treatments

Friday, 10 June 2011

Lara Meissen and Lara Cixi by Jakob Schlaepfer

The development of digital printing and high-res photography has produced a wealth of macro-scale imagery, and window treatments are a great way to bring larger-than-life photography into home interiors. Smaller-scale digital designs include symmetrical pattern, juxtaposed flowers, butterflies and other details that create a hyperreal explosion of form and vivid colour.

Glinka Giardino by Jakob Schlaepfer

Jakob Schlaepfer is a key brand for this trend. Established in 1934, the Swiss company has been a pioneering force in digital embroidery, setting up an inkjet section in 2001 and purchasing laser units for its embroidery machines in 2006. Prior to launching its own line of fabrics and coverings in 2008, the fabric house had an esteemed reputation working with couture fashion houses including Christian Lacroix, Yves Saint Laurent amongst many others.

Glinka Guel by Jakob Schlaepfer

WGSN-homebuildlife subscribers can read the full report, Window treatments: trend analysis.

Vada Giardino by Jakob Schlaepfer

Luna Lilly by Jakob Schlaepfer