# ANNONCE APRIL '08 / KLIK HIER VOOR DE NEDERLANDSE VERSIE VAN DE ANNONCE
Glass curtains (Glasgordijnen) is a wonderful old Dutch term for “net curtains.” We have taken this as our inspiration for a spontaneous new collection. Marlies Spaan, our stylist, used everything she could find to create collages based around this theme. We also found original 19th-century net curtains at French weavers Lelievre, and English design duo Timorous Beasties have created a contemporary, exciting image from these. Tord Boontje chose a cheerful approach, and Claudy Jongstra added a dash of poetry. In each case, this has led to a marvellous creation, which we simply couldn’t keep from you.
(Photo: patchwork net curtain, 150cm, white, € 119 per metre, design Marlies Spaan)
Marlies provides our styling and, together with Eljany, heads up our curtains department. Marlies makes cushions, poufs and curtains. This series of net curtains can be ordered by the metre. There are three variants: patchwork nets (white), patchwork curtains (not transparent) and patchwork mix. The colours can only be stated in terms of a feel. The photo shows the three variants.
Lelievre (since 1914) is still a classical weaver. The company still uses hand looms where necessary, although the majority of its production now takes place using computer-controlled looms. The collection is impressive. From the most delicate silks to printed velvet.
Timorous Beasties is a design studio in London. Established by Alistair McAuley and Paul Simmons, both of whom studied at Glasgow School of Art. Their style is classical, at times bizarre, always contemporary and featuring good compositions. A collection to get excited about. They design and produce principally wallpaper and interior fabrics.
Tord studied at the academy in Eindhoven (1991) and graduated with a “Master’s Degree” from the Royal College of Art (London) in 1994, and has since become well known. His style is romantic. He draws a significant part of his inspiration from the embroidery of the 17th and 18th centuries, and from nature. He has created a large collection of floral patterns for the Kvadrat company, including 2 designs in net curtain.