Paper Blinds by Natchar Sawatdichai | Yellowtrace

Paper Blinds by Natchar Sawatdichai | Yellowtrace

Paper Blinds by Natchar Sawatdichai | Yellowtrace

 

Seriously, who doesn’t get crazy excited about window blinds, right? Oh yeah, pretty much most people. Perhaps I’m alone on this one? Well, actually, I’m clearly not, because young Thailand-born London-based designer Natchar Sawatdichai has spotted a gap in the market and decided to do something about it. Good on ya, love!

Natchar was keen to ditch what she calls ‘Over-qualified’ materials in home decoration, and replace them with something more sustainable and environmentally friendly, like paper. By doing so, she upgrades ”‘Under-qualified’ materials like paper to become ‘Qualified’”, says the young designer.

Natchar set out to create disposable blinds that improve sustainability and extend the lifespan of the product. To be honest, I’m not so clear how creating disposable product improves sustainability. One can only guess this is done by allowing the user to easily change and update their blinds by replacing paper with a new colour/ pattern/ design? In which case the whole thing starts to make a lot more sense.

 

Crazy for window blinds? See more interesting examples on Yellowtrace here.

 

Paper Blinds by Natchar Sawatdichai | Yellowtrace

Paper Blinds by Natchar Sawatdichai | Yellowtrace

Paper Blinds by Natchar Sawatdichai | Yellowtrace

 

The length of Natchar’s concept window blinds can be easily adjusted by simply pulling the cord and tying it with the pulley. “Replacing the new blinds is also as easy as just sliding out the old one from the bracket and sliding in the new replacement”, she says.

The moving cord mechanism was designed to be placed in the centre, so the paper blind can that be easily cut to a desired size.

Simple, beautiful and clever.

 

Related: ‘Folded Light, Folded Shadow’ by Yuko Nishimura.

 

 


[Images courtesy of Natchar Sawatdichai.]

 

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Dana is an award-winning interior designer living in Sydney, Australia. With an unhealthy passion for design, Dana commits to an abnormal amount of daily design research. Regular travel and attendance at premier design events, enables Dana to stay at the forefront of the design world globally. While she is super serious about design, Dana never takes herself - nor design - too seriously. Together with her life and business partner, Dana is Boss Lady at Studio Yellowtrace, specialising in Design Strategy, Creative Direction and Special Projects. The studio takes a highly conceptual and holistic approach to translating brands & ideas into places & experiences.

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