We have released a new video documenting the blinds at a project we completed a number of years ago for Raymond Blanc’s Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons hotel in Oxfordshire. The large all-glass structure posed some issues for shading, but we were able to resolve them with discreet and effective concealed automated roller blinds.
On Bank Holiday Monday, we completed the installation of a large project in Oxfordshire - a stunning property with large expanses of glazing and some sloping windows. The customer was delighted and left us a lovely review on Trustpilot:
"Grand Design Blinds designed and fitted all of our blinds for a large contemporary self build with very large sliding doors and some unusually shaped windows. Their design service was excellent. Their advice was spot on. The solution is just what we needed and they are courteous, tidy and efficient. We really enjoyed working with them and cannot recommend them highly enough."
We have been featured in Studio. - a magazine dedicated to showcasing the very best in residential design. The article focuses on smart shading and the newest technologies in automated blinds, which all of our electric blinds are compatible with.
We were very grateful to be shortlisted for the Best Design & Interiors Business at the Hammersmith & Fulham Brilliant Business Awards 2017 this week, having only been based in the borough at our London office in White City since July.
We are featured in the latest issue of Self Build & Design Magazine, detailing ideas and inspirations for the the latest interiors trends.
We are featured as a specialist supplier of gable window blinds in an editorial the September 2017 issue of Period Living magazine, the piece focuses our project in Barlavington, West Sussex. Read the article below.
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.
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.
We are featured as the bespoke blinds supplier for a case study on our Blewbury project in Self Build & Design magazine's January 2017 issue. The article details the importance of automated shading in high-quality smart eco-homes, with advice from the MD of Loxone, who we worked with to link our blinds with the building's home automation system.
We are featured as a bespoke blinds expert in the Homes & Gardens Q&A section of this month’s Henley Life magazine, discussing the available blinds solutions for tricky shaped glazing – click the link below to read the article.
We are featured in the September issue of House & Garden magazine as an expert in shaped blinds with an image of our bespoke remote-control electric Duette blinds at a project in Leicestershire - see the project page here.
Check our Instagram feed for the latest images of our work and other new inspiration, we are always innovating and keen to ensure we offer the best solutions for shaped windows. Click the link below to view our Instagram profile.
Grand Design Blinds will be exhibiting in the Town Hall at the Henley House & Garden Show on Saturday 12 & Sunday 13 March 2016. Come and see us and our selection of products, we would be glad to talk you through our solutions. Have a look at the event website by clicking on the link below.
We are busy designing our brand new sales kit to showcase our recent developments and innovations, as well as our curated fabric collections. We will soon be able to demonstrate our new shaped blinds technologies in a sleek and elegant format! Please contact us to arrange a visit.
Since we were established as a limited company on 17 December 2012, Grand Design Blinds has remained one of the only companies to specialise in shaped blinds and we are frequently referred work by other blinds companies. We are very grateful to our suppliers, clients and supporters – here’s to the next three years and beyond!
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.
Grand Design Blinds has been selected to appear on The List, House & Garden magazine’s directory of 1000 design professionals. The List will be launching in January 2016 so keep an eye out for us there!
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!