Shades and screens are an incredibly important part of smart home designs today. Paired with a projector, a screen can be the highlight of the party. Shades, on the other hand, are an essential part of balancing light in a home and conserving energy. Outside, they can protect people from the elements – from sun and wind, to rain and insects.
With this in mind, the Connected Design staff had the opportunity to tour the Draper factory outside of Indianapolis recently to find out more how these integral products are made.
A Substantial Production
This 6th-generation owned business covers more than 400,00 square feet with more than 750 employees. For those looking for custom solutions – and who isn’t – Draper mounts can be made and sawed to size and shades can be made up to 1/16 of an inch in thinness. 4,000 shades a made daily in the facility, which includes 10 storage buildings for shades for smart home designs.
“Nobody can match our breadth of solutions, our depth of knowledge, or our capabilities as a world-leading window shade manufacturer,” said Randy Reece, director of audiovisual sales and marketing for Draper. “You can trust us with your clients’ comfort, security and privacy in the most important place: their homes.”
At CEDIA, Draper introduced a new shade fabric sales kit. The kit includes hundred of dDraper@Home Interior and exterior fabric samples to make it easy to dealers to bring options to their customers.