Return From Stuttgart Postcat1 23.04.2018 Aspiration Blinds Had A Great ‘Away’ Trip! In early March we visited the worlds leading trade fair for blinds, shutters, louvered roofs and outdoor cover systems; the R+T Stuttgart exhibition. It was a fantastic event and to give you an idea of the sheer size and scale of the show, let us share some keys statistics with you: – 120,000 m² exhibition space – 1,027 exhibitors from around the world – Upwards of 65,000 visitors As you can imagine it was a hectic few days. There was so much to get around and see, as proven by over 20,000 steps and upwards of 9 miles walked according to our phone app. Mind you, seeing how much ground we covered certainly made us feel less guilty about the delicious bratwurst sandwiches we got a taste for! Committed To Moving Things Forward Here at Aspiration Blinds we’re committed to continuously growing and improving our product range and service offering. Going to exhibitions like R+T Stuttgart is crucial to this. The amount of incredible new ideas, systems, designs and innovative solutions we were able to look at and analyse, from around the world, was truly inspiring. Here are just a few of our favourites that we’re bringing back to the UK with us this year: New Fabric Roller Blind Collections With three launches expected over the next six months, we were really impressed with some of the new fabric roller blind collections we saw at the show. With quality brands like ‘Louvolite’ constantly pushing the boundaries for electric and cassette roller blinds, even more shades and styles will be available for our customers to pick from as the year moves on. New Wood Venetian Collection With the trend for grey interior décor continuing to grow, we’re delighted to be able to offer an enhanced wood collection of Venetian blinds, from June onwards. We’ll be introducing three new paint finishes and four new wood grain finishes to give us our largest collection yet! New Retractable Canopies We saw several new takes on retractable canopies, whilst in Stuttgart. One of our favourites that has a perfect mix of style and practicality, was an awning with lights and folding arms. A benefit to any outdoor space, this product will come into its own in the summer and will prove a must-have for evening entertainment. Rising Glass Balustrade We saw some excellent examples of these that our customers are going to love. Perfect for wind breaks both in a garden or for commercial use, a manual rising balustrade is discreet, easy to use, stylish and cost effective. To add a full-on James Bond feel to any home or office, there’s the motorised rising glass balustrade too. Elegant, classy and super-stylish, we think these are going to be a big upcoming trend. We’re Looking Forward To The Next One If we want to stay at the top of our game, we need to carry on attending these events. It’s easy to put off going to exhibitions, especially ones abroad. They’re often costly, time consuming and it’s tough being away from business as usual for a couple of days. The innovations we’re able to bring back though just proves how important it is to keep on attending. Our customers deserve to stay up-to-date with the latest products and trends. Aspiration Blinds is determined to offer the highest quality and broadest range around.