Soft architectural borders for spatial fluidity  

Introducing transparent curtain fabrics: Teon and Nias


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open, airy and full of character  

How transparent can transparent curtains go? Teon and Nias – two new transparent polyester FR curtain fabrics for the international contract market – are studies in openness and airiness. But that doesn’t mean they dissolve into the background.

Unlike typical transparent curtains – plain and white – Teon and Nias allow architects and designers to introduce liveliness and expression into commercial interiors. Adding an extra level of comfort and luxury to open-plan spaces, they provide privacy and connection through subtle, floor-to-ceiling borders that maintain sightlines and let light flow through.

modern architectural motifs  

What if you could represent modern architectonic grids, such as the façades of glass-and-steel skyscrapers, while achieving unbelievable lightness? That’s the idea behind Teon and Nias. These sheers allude to solid structures yet are incredibly soft – like fluid walls more than conventional curtains. Their graphic lines create a lattice of light and shadow.

a study of grids and scales  

By researching and exploring grids at various scales – the result of each fabric’s construction – we’ve produced fabrics with much more character than typical transparencies.

subtle borders for open-plan interiors  

Thanks to their transparency, Teon and Nias create subtle, fluid borders – comfortable and cocooning spaces-within-spaces that maintain visual connections and let light flow through. With their greater width that makes them suitable for railroaded installation, they help spaces to feel more open and spacious while offering floor-to-ceiling privacy and intimacy.


Their soft graphics and contemporary colour palettes convey much more character than traditional transparent curtains, while their visual lightness – and the compatibility of their palettes – makes them perfect for layering in office, hospitality and high-end residential projects.

Teon and Nias introduce liveliness and expression into interiors by creating a play of colour, light and shadow. 


bold lines meet barely-there lightness

Teon combines a vivid grid with an open weave, creating an animated play of light, colour and shadow in interiors. Despite its graphic presence, it has an incredible fluidity and a barely-there lightness. Teon’s oversized grid is a technical feat – it challenges the boundaries of what’s possible without compromising the fabrics integrity.

An elegant and refined fabric made from polyester FR to meet the strictest global standards for public buildings, Teon comes in 12 colours. Each weft colour – from cooler tones like steel-blue and emerald green to warm copper and terracotta, as well as numerous neutrals – contrasts with a dark anthracite warp, which adds both body and a bold graphic quality to the fabric. Teon’s resemblance to modern architectonic grids is reinforced by a palette of greys, from steely silver to warm concrete.

Nias features a small grid structure, while Teon’s oversized grid is a technical feat – it challenges the boundaries of what’s possible without compromising the fabric’s integrity.  


sustainable structured softness

A sturdy recycled content fabric with a small grid structure, Nias has a subtle effect on the surrounding space. Its slightly denser weave blurs and softens what’s visible behind it. Nias has an architectural appearance, like a cross between a curtain and a transparent wall.

Made from polyester FR to meet the strictest global standards for public buildings, Nias combines a weft of Vescom’s new yarn made from 100% recycled PET bottles with a black or white warp, resulting in a fabric with 78% recycled content.

Boasting a sporty aesthetic, Nias is a dry fabric with a natural, feathered-looking yarn, giving it a resemblance to wool. Nias' colours are chosen for its ability to lighten and brighten interiors. It comes in 13 fresh colours, including warm ochre, terracotta, sky blue, leaf green and dusty pink, and a wide range of soft neutrals. Featuring either a black or white warp, Nias' range of colours have an inherent luminance, mixing with their surroundings to achieve a unique spatial presence.

sustainable synergy 

The coloured yarns incorporated into Nias can also be found in Vescom’s new family of upholstery made from recycled plastic waste, making it easy to visually connect different interior elements.

Nias combines a weft of Vescom’s new yarn made from 100% recycled PET bottles with a black or white warp, resulting in a fabric with 78% recycled content. 

intimacy for all interiors 

From workplaces to hotel rooms to restaurants: today’s commercial environments need more softness, intimacy and flexibility. And, as we become increasingly aware of the relationship between light and wellbeing, they need to incorporate as much natural light as possible. Adding an extra level of luxury to open-plan spaces, transparent curtain fabrics Teon and Nias provide privacy and connection. Dynamic, tactile layers that maintain sightlines and let light shine through. Flexible partitions that can instantly transform a space’s layout and functionality – the perfect answer for today’s multiuse interiors.

strong performance – guaranteed  

The airy and delicate appearance of Teon and Nias belies their superior strength, a characteristic that makes them ideal for high-traffic commercial environments where they’re frequently handled, like hotel rooms, restaurants and workspaces. This resilience – the result of a unique weaving method – is already embedded during production and will be maintained during fabrication, use, and after cleaning.

in-house expertise  

Vescom has spent decades developing, manufacturing and distributing curtain fabrics for the contract market, leaving us with a wealth of in-house expertise. Because we engineer most of our fabrics in our own German weaving mill, we have extensive knowledge about fabric construction and can guarantee the quality of our materials. With an abundance of looms at the ready, we also have the capacity to deliver an extremely high-speed service.

eco-conscious production  

To us, sustainability should inform every stage of the design process – not just the final materials. Making our own fabrics in our own German weaving mill allows us to scrutinize our raw materials and methods. We don’t source materials from faraway places, and our production processes include the socially responsible use of raw materials and minimizing the consumption of energy and water. Our fabrics are also certified STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®, ensuring they have absolutely no adverse impact on human health.

family of recycled content 

We believe there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to sustainability, which is why different products follow different strategies. Like our woollen upholstery fabrics Lamu and Wolin, Nias incorporates recycled content, while a new family of upholstery is made from 100% recycled plastic waste. Porak is a non-vinyl wallcovering that incorporates 40% recycled polyester. Even though each product has its own identity, these sustainable solutions all share the same Vescom DNA and work in harmony in interior spaces.

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