Austrian curtains

custom systems

The Austrian curtain has similarities, due to its vertical movement and the presence of cables and guide rings on the back, with the Venetian curtain and the Roman curtain,The making of the three types of curtain is, however, totally different:- the Austrian curtain has horizontal fullness- the Venetian curtain has vertical fullness- the Roman curtain has flat making.
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The mechanism of Austrian curtain is identical to those of Venetian curtain and Roman curtain: as a matter of fact, the same mechanism can be used for all three curtain types.The sketch shows some ways of realization, that manual, without Truss and with 9SW - Longitudinal system ad hoc in which the lifting points are connected to the inferior edge of the curtain and they are linked to the Counterweight, that neutralizes 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:- 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, light grey.The curtain did not have ...
... an opening mechanism, it was simply hanging from the supporting truss and it served as a fixed bright and polychrome background ...
... thanks to the lighting.- size 14 x h 8 m- horizontal fullness 100%- vertical fullness 30%- 19 lifting points- 18 draped strips, width 78 cm each
Teatro alla Scala, ''Die tote Stadt'' Games of transparency and backlighting on a big Austrian curtain made of white HSE - Tempesta silk.- dimensions 25.15 x h 12.5 m- horizontal fullness 100%- vertical fullness 70%- 32 drapery strips, each 81 cm wide.
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 ad hoc (light curtains only)
- 9SW - Longitudinal system ad hoc 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 alla Scala, ''Die tote Stadt''

Lyric opera

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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