BRAND NEW pair of BENZY lightweight curtains with tie-backs, from IKEA of Sweden.
Beautiful classic clubby English Country, British Colonial, American rustic den, plaid tartan curtains in shades of beige, plum purple, gray grey . Versatile and sophisticated color palette. Coordinates with other products in the BENZY collection.
Yarn-dyed fabric. The pattern is visible on both sides. A semi sheer fabric that lets the daylight through. Looks fabulous over blinds.
Hidden tab heading works on curtain rods, wires or KVARTAL curtain hanging system using hanging accessories. Easy to shorten to the right length without sewing by using the included iron-on hemming strip.
Each panel has a length of 98" (250cm), and a width of 57" (145cm). Machine washable. 100 % cotton. Nice quality.
About the BENZY collection: "If the new BENZY textile collection were a ship bound for adventure, designers Océane Delain and Inga Leo would be on board. Though these designers worked independently and their worlds and paths differ, their work together had one mission: to create a textile adventure for IKEA. ”It’s a little unexpected that IKEA offers this type of design,” Inga says. ”I think it’s something new.” Both their inspirations for these patterns came from tradition. For paisley inspiration, Inga looked to her collection of books and magazines that depicted room settings from the 19th century. The style, she says, is very traditional, genuine and a little old-fashioned. Inga was also inspired by nature around where she lives, whose organic elements she tried to translate into the pattern. ”I worked with traditional shapes, but I also wanted to put in some small elements like stars and flowers to make it a little more personal,” she says.
To create BENZY LAND, Océane read and studied old history books and novels about piracy, adventure and conquerors. ”I was impressed by the many details on the maps,” she says. ”There was a lot of information and wonderful drawings. A map can tell many stories. I can easily invent them and let my imagination keep going.”
When it came to creating their patterns, the designers worked in different ways. Inga lives in an old Swedish schoolhouse build in 1935 that she shares with her partner, who is also an artist. The two use the high-windowed former classrooms as studios when they paint. When Inga works on a design project, she often draws directly onto her computer, but also uses pens and crayons for sketching if she gets any ideas. With BENZY, she made lots of small sketches for the different details in the patterns, even working in watercolour at the beginning of the process.
The materials of both patterns also bring the sense of tradition to modern pieces. Inga’s brown cushion and metre fabric are 100% cotton velvet. ”I think the velvet adds a sort of mystery with dark colours and a soft feeling,” she says. Océane’s cushion is 100% ramie, a strong natural fibre similar to linen. ”I think the fabric adds to the cushion’s authenticity, as if it had been created many years earlier,” she says.Inga, who also designed the chequered BENZY duvet covers and pillow cases, says she appreciates working with textiles and their different expressions. ”I think it’s fantastic to see the products ready—a bed with bed linen, a window with curtains—or used in different ways like a cover for a headboard or a draperie instead of a door,” she says. ”You can get so much atmosphere with textiles.”
The BENZY textiles can bring an atmosphere of adventure to your home.
The curtains can be hung on curtain rods, wires or KVARTAL suspensions system.
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