Electronic Bamboo Blinds for a Hint of Chinoiserie

This entry was posted on 14th September 2010

Bamboo Blinds

During the 18th century, the mysterious Eastern lands captured the imagination of Europe and this can be seen in the Asian, Indian, and Moorish designs that found their way into several areas of British architecture. The most prominent is the Royal Pavilion in Brighton. This architectural delight filled with graceful minarets, onion domes, and latticed screens are reminiscent of the exotic allure of the East. Chinoiserie is a movement that gave rise to the combination of the fanciful and the mysterious. Interiors covered with Chinese wallpaper and furnishings and accessories made of porcelain, silk, and lacquered wood evoke the Chinoiserie style which reached its prominence in the 19th century and in the Art Deco movement of the 1920s. Chinoiserie was combined effortlessly with Rococo because of their penchant for the asymmetrical ornaments and other fantastical accessories. Chinoiserie can be seen in the plasterwork ceilings that remind you of a Chinese pagoda or the interiors of Moorish tents. Columns were made to look like bamboo canes or palm trees. Whole rooms were infused with patterns and colours. While you may feel the effect garish, you may want to add a hint of chinoiserie into your own home with Eastern-inspired accents, such as lacquered furniture with golden dragon motifs or imperial vases with a bulbous base and long slender neck in blue and white patterns. If you want your windows to have that hint of the East, why don’t you decorate them with our integrated remote-controlled wood blinds with real bamboo slats. Each individual slat is unique and has a timeless appeal that is both stylish and functional. So go ahead and choose from our bamboo blind collection. We’re sure you’ll find something that will catch your fancy much like European explorers did back in the 18th century.

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