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KUFtwist blind by designers Kia Utzon-Frank and Fay McCau

More Than Mere Blinds

14th August 2018

We were recently considering blinds for our sunny new office. We chose some lovely wide white slats, but often the issue with blinds is that the sun doesn’t really play ball! So when I found this interactive concept for blinds by designer and goldsmith Kia Utzon-Frank I thought, how clever. Still in the concept stage, Kia has created KUFTwist blinds which rethinks the vertical blind concept all together. She intends to make her designs commercial and even automatic, controlled by an app.

Unusual window treatment, the KUFtwist blind by designers Kia Utzon-Frank and Fay McCaul

Unusual window treatment, the KUFtwist blind in marble

Unusual window treatment, the KUFtwist blind in marble

KUFtwist blind by designers Kia Utzon-Frank and Fay McCau

The KUFTwist blind uses a series of combs that twist the vertical material as you move them up and down, allowing more flexibility with blocking the light. Apart from practical appeal, these blinds are like an installation, a beautiful work of art that adorns a possibly drab window.

Unusual window treatment, the KUFtwist blind

Unusual window treatment, the KUFtwist blind

Unusual window treatment, the KUFtwist blind

Kia has collaborated with textile designer Fay McCaul to stunning effect. I look forward to seeing what else comes from this interesting project.

Possible uses for the initiative KUFtwist blind as shelves

See more at Yellow Trace.

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