The legacy of an ancient art, CONRAD Original Sunshades are today modern classics, specified by designers and architects across the world. Our quality and recognizable design have set the industry standard since 1956 when we created our very first products of sustainable natural fibers. We proudly continue the legacy that has defined CONRAD for fifty years.

Looking to the natural world for inspiration, we draw from landscapes of infinite beauty and variety to create handwoven natural fiber shades, drapery, and other products of incomparable design and craftsmanship.

There is no comparison with a CONRAD original. The meticulous detailing and hours of handwork in the art can only be seen in the extraordinary beauty of the finished product. A small inscribed plaque on each of our draperies and shades identifies it as a handcrafted CONRAD original.

HERE ARE A FEW EXAMPLES

A sophisticated and exquisitely sheer ivory grasscloth. Sandstone warp threads. Due to sheerness, we recommend top treatment options to conceal operating mechanisms.

ROMAN FOLD
STANDARD FEATURES
• Handwoven to customer size specifications of natural fibers. Can be woven to most widths, up to 150"W (seaming not possible).
• 1" high by 1" deep wrapped headerboard and bottom hem (bamboo optional)
• Side operation cord behind shade (specify right or left)
• Side returns
• Polished brass cleats

A honey-hued textile with a quiet sheen that’s at once sensuous and refined. Lush and luxurious, its design features textured vertical bands that bring out the weave’s beautiful, soft luster. Sand warp threads.

DRAPERY
STANDARD FEATURES
• Handwoven to customer size specifications of natural fibers. No vertical seams, as fabric is railroaded. Most lengths, up to 132"L without horizontal seaming.
• Available in Box Pleat, Euro Pleat, French Pleat, or Grommet Top

Honey-toned fibers randomly placed accent the fine texture and lustrous beauty of golden arrowroot. Sandstone warp threads.

STANDARD FEATURES
• Handwoven to customer size specifications of natural fibers. Can be woven to most widths, up to 150"W (seaming not possible).
• 1" high by 1" deep wrapped headerboard and bottom hem (bamboo optional)
• Side operation cord behind shade (specify right or left)
• Side returns
• Polished brass cleats