In 1760, according to Wikipedia, a patent for Venetian blinds was issued. Although as a supplier of mine recently said, chance’s are it will no longer be under warranty. The Venetian blind has evolved considerably since then and is now available not only as its original wooden free-standing arrangement but tensioned, aluminium, faux, Intu, perfect fit or polyvinyl manifestations. These custom made blinds offer functionality, simplicity and cost-effectiveness. In other words, something for everyone.