Eurostar Business Premier Lounge, London St Pancras

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We recently fitted 57 bottom-up Duette pleated blinds for the Eurostar Business Premier Lounge at St Pancras International in London - the client required the blinds to be installed overnight and this, with border control and security to contend with too, made for a complex project. The lounge staff were delighted with the result, which made the space much brighter than with the old full-height dark roller blinds.

Eurostar Business Premier Lounge, Paris Gare du Nord

Grand Design Blinds were selected to supply tricky shaped blinds for large arched windows at the new Eurostar Business Premier Lounge at Gare du Nord in Paris. We provided remote-control roller blinds in a screen fabric, the arched sections pulling upwards from a custom-made timber box concealing the blind workings with the rectangular blinds dropping from below. Keep an eye on our project page for the final images in due course.

Handmade Blinds

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Our pleated blinds are made chiefly by hand in small factories in South London and Kent, a labour intensive process requiring huge skill to ensure the correct shape and operation is achieved. The fabric is marked, cut, drilled, fitted to the headrails, corded, and tested entirely by hand – this is quite a slow process, but it is the best way of making sure our blinds are as close to perfect as possible.

Wondertree Gatwick

We are currently involved in the opening of the new Wondertree restaurant at London Gatwick Airport, our first airport project; we will be installing 16 Farrow & Ball painted Pinoleum blinds across the floor-to-ceiling windows facing the runway, all manufactured to comply with Gatwick’s strict flame-retardancy regulations. The restaurant will be opening in the coming months, following the success of the Heathrow branch, so keep an eye out!