Austrian curtains

custom systems

The Austrian curtain is similar to the Venetian curtain and to the Roman curtain, but the first has the horizontal fullness, while the Venetian curtain has the vertical fullness and the Roman curtain has the flat making.
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The mechanism of the Austrian curtain is identical to those of the Venetian curtain and of the Roman curtain.As a matter of fact, the same mechanism can be used for all three previous curtain types.In the sketch they are represented some various ways of realization, that manual, without Truss and with 9SW - Longitudinal system in which the lifting points are connected to the inferior edge of the curtain and they are sent to the Counterweight, that neutralizes the load constituted by the weight of the curtain, making possible in this way the manual operation.
Teatro Pergolesi, ''Don Giovanni'' Austrian curtain made of black HSE - Tempesta silk with Fly opening, which raises the curtain entirety, without grouping the fabric.- size 14 x h 7 m- 29 lifting points- 28 draped strips, width 50 cm eachThe show also used ...
... a second and bigger semicircular Austrian curtain made of black HSE - Tempesta silk which used instead an Austrian opening system.- size 24 x h 7,5 m- 49 lifting points- 48 draped strips, width 50 cm eachBoth the curtains had been made up with 200% horizontal fullness and 40% vertical fullness.
The Best Ever Austrian curtain made of HSV - Trevi fabric, 91. light grey.- size 14 x h 8 m- horizontal fullness 100%- vertical fullness 30%- 19 lifting points- 18 draped strips, width 78 cm eachThe curtain ...
... did not have an opening mechanism, it was simply hanging from the supporting truss and it served as a fixed background ...
... as well as a support for countless colour changes thanks to lighting.
Catedral de Palencia, ''Renacer'' Austrian curtain made of golden HLU - Lucilla.It measures 5.8 x h 5 m and has been manufactured with No. 8 draped strips 72.5 cm wide and a 16 cm drop of the drapery.
The Austrian curtain has an elaborate drapery, suitable for situations where it is needed to emphasize its presence.
Its horizontal fullness requires a large amount of fabric, which is grouped horizontally, but an abundance of fabric is also required in the other direction to allow the drapery to fall, so that it produces the characteristic waves.
The mechanics of the Austrian curtain are identical to those of the Venetian curtain and of the Roman curtain.
The three curtains are totally different in terms of making and aesthetics, but all three open vertically, draping the fabric from the bottom upwards through a system of cables and guide-rings sewn on the back.
That compactation allows the vertical opening even on stages of extremely low height and where lateral space is absent.
The Austrian curtain can also be opened just lifting the curtain as a whole with a Fly opening system.
Even the Venetian curtain and the Roman curtain can be lifted as a block but they become simple Fly curtains with vertical fullness and flat making.
The vertical fullness allows the Austrian curtain to be opened also with the shaped lower edge, a characteristic it shares with the Venetian curtain.
The Austrian curtain is also used for fixed backdrops, to be hung without an opening system, in which case they perform only decorative and acoustic functions, the quantity of fabric and the processing of the surface give them extremely an high acoustic absorption.
- with Truss
- without Truss
- straight
- shaped (semi-circle, round, ellipse, polygon, etc.)
of the vertical strips
- on demand and depending on the width of the fabric
- with horizontal bottom edge
- with a shaped inferior edge

Manual operation
- 9SW - Longitudinal system (light curtains only)
- 9SW - Longitudinal system with Counterweight
- 9ST - Foldable system (light curtains only)
- with mechanism for Fly curtain

This material was used for...


Exhibitions, art, architecture

Compagnia Goliardica M. Baistrocchi

Prose theatre

Costa Victoria

Public places

Doha Theatre

Curtains for multi-purpose settings

Opernhaus, ''Wiener Blut''

Operetta, zarzuela, musical

Teatro Camploy

Curtains for multi-purpose settings

Teatro Comunale, ''Capriccio''

Lyric opera

Teatro Lirico, ''Capriccio''

Lyric opera

Teatro Pergolesi, ''Don Giovanni''

Lyric opera

The Best Ever


Theatre art deco

Public places

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