Newton High-Speed Lite-Lift
By : Altex / Elabore / Alto Design
GRANDS PRIX DU DESIGN – 15e édition
Discipline : Product : Grand Winner
Categories : Industrial Design / Product - Decorative : Gold Certification, Platinum Winner
Determined to meet new regulatory measures coming into force in the upcoming months, ALTEX and its team of collaborators have designed and developed a new mechanism for window coverings without visible cords or chains.
THE MOST ADVANCED MANUAL SHADE SYSTEM
How can a window covering system turn out to be a feat of design and engineering?
Manufactured with proprietary patented technology to maximize lift and minimize effort, Newton's "High-Speed Light Lift® System" harnesses the power of precision and advanced mechanics to create the most easy-to-use manual shades on the market. What you notice first are the two thin wands arranged one in front of the other. One allows the blind to be lowered and the second to raise it. Repetitive downward pulls (pumping) create the action. The calibrated "Lite-Lift" system ensures that the blind is moved with great ease. The fluid motion uses the shade's inertia to extend the momentum beyond the pull stroke, making the user experience simply magical (see video).
AN ATTRACTIVE AND SOPHISTICATED SYSTEM
Great attention has been invested both in the finish of the product and in its revolutionary mechanism which is concealed inside the roll. The enclosures are refined and discreet facilitating integration into all decors and fittings. A molded elastomer piece has been carefully designed to ensure flexible, multi-directional movement of the wands. Finally, a magnet sensor automatically catches the ends of the rods after use, adding a touch of elegance and precision to the system.
• No visible cord or chain
• Quick raising and lowering of the canvas using sticks
• Fluid movement using the inertia of the fabric to prolong the momentum
• Minimal lifting effort — the lowest on the market, even for very large fabrics
• Allows the canvas to be lowered from the base
• Alignment guide to facilitate the installation of the fabric in the supports
• Magnetic wand holder
Intuitive, quiet and durable, ALTEX's new Newton High-Speed Lite-Lift® system harnesses the power of precision and cutting-edge mechanics to create the most easy-to-use manual shades on the market.