June 18, 2021

Managing light with blackouts and dimouts

Blackout and dimout textiles that are not only functional, but also decorative - for your interior design

Transparent, modern architecture that blurs the lines between indoors and outdoors brings brightness to public and private spaces. Depending on the season and use, large windows and glass fronts need sensible and efficient options for the blocking of light and for protection against heat and glare. Christian Fischbacher offers a varied range of light-blocking fabrics. Custom textile solutions are available for the perfect interior.

Blackouts guarantee the complete blocking out of light in a room, at any time of day thanks to a special multi-layer acrylic coating. Light cannot penetrate this fabric. Dimouts, on the other hand, provide around 97-99 per cent light-blocking, which is produced by a three-layer structure woven on a dense black warp. These woven light-blocking materials have a softer drape than coated blackout fabrics.


Designed for the needs of offices and homes

Christian Fischbacher light-blocking fabrics are available in various looks and structures. Many are also flame-retardant. The textiles are available in different widths from 140 to 300cm. They can be made into curtains or panels and can be used on their own or as a lining fabric. Of course, they can be combined with a transparent daytime curtain. Light blocking textiles are used in private residences, hotels, spas, clinics, restaurants and conference centres. They can even be used as room dividers in meeting rooms. In private residences, light-blocking fabrics are often used in nurseries and bedrooms to provide protection from light.


Here is a selection of fabrics