The innovative EOS 500 roller blind from Faber Blinds has secured a product design award at the prestigious iF ceremony in Germany.
The iF jury, made up of some of the leading design experts in the world, highlighted the intricate mechanics involved in the innovative Faber Blinds product at the awards held at the BWM Welt in Munich.
The EOS 500 includes a patented metal clutch, a durable zamac housing with polished finish and a chain drive unit that excels in maximum operating comfort. Faber Blinds, part of the Hunter Douglas group, is the UK’s leading supplier of internal and external systems for the control of light and glare.
“We are extremely honoured by this win and to stand alongside an outstanding group if guests from design, business, art, culture, media and politics during a night of stirring discussions and fascinating insights,” said Pieter van Rees, marketing manager of Hunter Douglas Europe. “This win is a true testament to our dedication to innovative design.”
As the trend shifts towards buildings with larger windows, EOS 500 was designed to increase the amount of light entering a space.
The system offers aesthetically pleasing solutions, while contributing to energy savings with its heat reflective and insulating properties. The streamlined installation brackets bear the weight of the roller shade tube without compromising the aesthetic quality of the window design.
The shade is customisable and offered in several models, from bracket installation to complete cassette systems and can span ultra-wide windows.
EOS, in common with all of Faber’s solutions, offers superior control and can be designed as a fully automated system. All fabrics used are fire retardant and can be tailored to suit particular requirements, such as openness factors. The in-built flexibility of EOS means that neighbouring windows can have different specifications and whatever the size of the blinds the heavy duty systems with integrated levellers prevent skewing.
The blinds can be front or back rolling and the cassette is a natural aluminium or colour-coded extrusion, making it durable and not intrusive. They can also be fixed to a wall or ceiling, a side fixing can also be designed if necessary.
Faber Blinds manufacture and supply a wide range of solutions and the iF design award confirms the excellence of the EOS 500 design.
Since 1953, iF has invited international manufacturers and designers to enter their products in the awards and they are then evaluated against criteria such design quality, finish, choice of materials, degree of innovation, environmental impact and ergonomics by an expert jury.