A few years ago, a friend told me she had to move her furniture out of a new apartment and replace it with a curtain.
I was intrigued, and I asked her what she thought about curtains.
“I really like modern curtains,” she said.
“They really do stop the light from coming in, because they’re really thin.
It’s like an umbrella in your hand.
It makes everything look more real.”
I told her I’d be interested in seeing if she could share some examples of what her neighbors thought of modern curtains.
She replied: “They’re the best way that I’ve ever seen to shut the light out of your house.”
That was the beginning of a friendship, and she and I continued to discuss curtain design.
I had to ask: What’s the history of the term “modern curtain”?
What’s this new, new definition of modern?
And why do modern curtains seem so appealing?
The word modern refers to an era of the 19th century, around which many designers and manufacturers worked, including Charles Blenkinsopp, the father of modern architecture.
It was used by Charles II of England, who was a master craftsman, and Charles III of France.
Today, it’s more commonly used to describe the use of light-blocking technology in furniture, but before modern it was often used to refer to curtains that had been made to a standard made in England.
Modern is also the name of a style of contemporary furniture, usually found in high-end modern art, that is not made with the use or construction of modern materials.
Modern curtains are an extension of this, and they were developed by designers of the period in the 1920s and 1930s.
The term modern was first used in the 1940s by architects and furniture makers in the United States to describe materials that are either “modern” or “modern-day.”
But it was coined by the British, and the American term came into use in the 1950s.
And although the modern curtain is used in all kinds of places today, it was invented by one of its most famous inventors, John Graham.
In 1949, Graham began to design a curtain that was not only light-reflective, but also made from wood, so it could be easily hung from a wall or ceiling.
In 1955, Graham published his first book on modern curtains called Modern Curtains.
He then made modern curtains for a number of other companies, including the Hapgoods Corporation and the Faber-Castell Company.
In 1957, he and his partner, Frank Hulme, designed the first modern curtain for the Fabers.
And Graham’s work with Faber was so influential that it spawned an entire line of modern curtain materials.
The modern curtain material Graham first used was called “a modern-day curtain.”
Graham called this material “modern,” which he did not necessarily mean that it was a modern-like material.
Modern, for Graham, meant something that was “different” from its predecessors.
But in a sense, Graham was not making a new curtain at all.
He was simply using the same materials, and making them to look like they were made from the same material as his previous materials.
Graham and Hulmes then developed a new brand of modern-looking curtains, which they called “modern curtains.”
Today, Graham’s modern curtains are made of a lightweight synthetic fabric called Polypropylene.
They are called modern because they reflect light from the sun and because they are made from polypropylene, a type of plastic.
But the original Polypropene curtain material was made by the Fabergé Company, and that company used the name “polypropylene” in its name because it was made from a type that is made from plastic.
The Fabergés were also the first company to develop a high-tech technology for making curtains.
In 1956, they developed a light-emitting diode, or LED, that could be used to produce a bright, white, and comfortable light.
Today LED lights are widely used in modern homes and office spaces, but the Fabgers had their work cut out for them.
They developed a special type of LED light that was very expensive to produce.
The technology they used, called “pulse-on technology,” was not yet widely available in the late 1940s.
It took about five years to make the first commercial products of the new technology.
The early product was called the “LED Pulsing Curtains.”
The Fabers also developed a curtain material called “anodized aluminum.”
It was a lightweight, flexible, and durable material that could easily be hung from walls or ceilings.
The material was sold as “anode aluminum” and was manufactured by the Canadian company, Polysilicon.
But that product was discontinued in the 1970s.
So Graham, Hulm, and their collaborators developed a different kind of curtain