Ready Made Curtain is a self-assembly curtain-making kit with everything needed to hang a simple curtain 
in any shaped window.

“One of the ambitions of our work with Kvadrat is to bring more fabric into interiors,” say the brothers. “The difference between this and previous products, such as Clouds and North Tiles, is that here we chose not to do any intervention on the fabric. The system is very simple, we have used the lightest touch.”


Unlike most curtains, the brothers didn’t want their simple kit to contain a traditional curtain pole, so they began by researching alternatives. “The starting point was a picture in a Japanese book from the ’50s. The book was a catalogue of objects and in it was a guitar. From there, we began to explore the system of string tension in guitars.”


The result is a cord with a winding mechanism, which offers an efficient and elegant solution to hanging a curtain. The cord can be made to fit any sized window and can be wound tighter to maintain the right length and tension. If the user wants to move the curtain, it can be easily taken down and transferred.
As many people consider hanging curtains to be 
a fiddly and laborious task, the designers wanted their solution to be as simple and straightforward as possible. “We wanted to escape a hi-tech situation but we didn’t want to make something rustic or heavy either. We reflected on the popular method of fixing 
a poster to a wall, just simply with a staple,” explain the Bouroullecs.


The resulting kit contains everything needed to hang 
a curtain, including the hanging cord, wall fixings, pegs and an option of two fabrics – light and semi-transparent or woollen – in either blue, red or white. All the user needs to contribute is a drill to attach the two wooden blocks to the wall and scissors to cut the fabric to the desired length.

“The ambition was to create a new system that allows anyone to install a quality curtain in record time,” 
says the Bouroullecs. “Little skill and few tools are needed, margin for error has been considered and perfection isn’t an absolute requirement. In fact, the charm of the imperfect in opposition to the overly sanitised interior is something we believe in.”

Officially launched during the international furnishing trade fair in Cologne during January 2013, Kvadrat is very pleased with the addition of this functional yet elegant consumer product to its range. “A curtain 
is, we believe, much more than something to keep light out and privacy in,” says Anders Byriel, CEO of Kvadrat. “A curtain offers the opportunity to control light and create or completely change the atmosphere in a room.”

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