In 1963 Cornelis Verolme, the famous Dutch shipbuilder sailed into New York Harbour. He marvelled at the impressive skyline and noticed that most of the buildings had large glass facades. He wondered how difficult it would be to manage the indoor climate.
This particular trip inspired Cornelis to find a solution to this problem. He began experimenting tirelessly with many ideas and concepts. This led to the creation of a new concept – the metallisation of fabrics, which would be used to manufacture blinds and curtains. This new concept made it possible to keep heat and glare outside the building. Regulating the heat and light creates significant energy savings as well as a much more comfortable environment for occupants.
This initial pioneering innovation led to the birth of the company Verosol, composed of the first four letters of Cornelis’ surname VERO and the word SOL, meaning sun. Verosol, the inventor and leading manufacturer of high performance metallised textiles, was added to the Kvadrat family in 2019. Now, the Verosol metallised textiles collection is globally available under the product category, Kvadrat High Performance Textiles.