Empty vessels making the most noise

There was an air of the King’s New Clothes about our editorial meeting with the Blindspace bods. ‘We’re selling empty space,’ they told us, and they really are. The firm has picked up on the fact that buyers just might not know what blind they want  when they buy a place so it’s created a one-size-fits-all box recessed into the ceiling that allows you to leisurely ponder whether to go for blackout, muslin – or indeed both – at some hypothetical point in the future. The secret’s in the pop-off hinging section that lets you both install and then hide the gubbins; patented obviously, in a way a fitted blind will never be.

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