Lutron Kirbé Vertical Drapery System
An industry first, the Kirbé vertical drapery system smoothly pulls fabric up and completely out of the way – unlike traditional draperies that move from side-to-side. This unique design provides greater access to windows and views by eliminating the creation of stack back.
Awards and Recognition
In 2010, Lutron was proud to receive two awards, including Product of the Year, from the Window Covering Manufacturers Association (WCMA) in recognition of the Kirbé vertical drapery system.
|2010 Product of the Year||Most Innovative Overall Design in the Motorization category|
The use of drapery is typically limited by stack back – the mass of fabric that gathers as traditional draperies are opened, equating to approximately one-third the total width of the drapery. The vertical uptake of the Kirbé system eliminates this issue, making it ideal for narrow windows or other areas that could not accommodate drapery in the past.
For floor-to-ceiling glass, the Kirbé can be recessed into the ceiling, leaving the top of the window unobstructed. It can provide a dramatic way to reveal the screen in a home theater and was designed to clear door hardware, allowing French and sliding doors to fully exploit their view. A decorative cornice from Lutron can also be used for a stylized finish with no need for a recessed pocket.
|Traditional drapery track with stack back||Kirbé vertical drapery system|
The Kirbé features a distinctive pleat style, most similar to a ripplefold drapery, that is created and maintained by the system’s unique header mechanism and bottom bar.
Reliably and delicately smoothes and pleats fabric as it is taken into and let out of the mechanism.
Perma-pleat bottom bar™
Weights fabric and maintains a smooth and even pleat to keep the drapery’s appearance uniform.
Kirbé vertical drapery system utilizes a roller 100™ shade drive.
The standard Kirbé bracket includes provisions for mounting an optional Lutron roller shade, which can be integrated during installation or added at a later time. Depending on the width of the drapery, brackets can be selected that accept either a roller 64™ or a roller 100 shade drive.
Tube diameter: 2.56 in.
Pocket size: 7 in. w x 12 in. h
Minimum bracket-to-bracket width: 24 in.
Maximum bracket-to-bracket width*: 144 in.
Maximum height: 120 in.