Founded in 1979 by industry veterans John and Chris Reason, Artistic Blinds & Awnings has been Bristol's premier destination for exceptional window blinds and awnings for over four decades.
John brought managerial expertise from high-profile London blinds company Deans, having served as Sales Director and Managing Director of various regional branches. Chris kickstarted his career at Deans in 1976, gathering hands-on experience as an installer across England and Wales.
Pooling their vast industry knowledge and complementary skills, John and Chris established Artistic Blinds & Awnings to provide best-in-class products with unparalleled customer service. Strategically based in Bristol's Fishponds area, the company swiftly flourished across the wider region.
Today, Artistic Blinds & Awnings continues exemplifying its founding values of quality, service and expertise. When selecting window treatments in Bristol and the surrounding communities, Artistic Blinds & Awnings remains the tried-and-true name to trust.
Big enough to cope, small enough to care
Artistic Blinds started as a father and son partnership in 1979, specialising in sales, manufacturing, and installation of awnings and shutters in Bristol. In 1982, they expanded into roller and vertical blinds for the domestic and contract interiors market, which led to a significant increase in staff, stock, and turnover. They outgrew their shop in Fishponds and secured additional factory premises in Kingswood, Bristol, in 1988.
The Fishponds shop was retained as a showroom while the Kingswood factory space allowed for further expansion. The company moved into the production of Venetian and pleated blinds, specialising in nationwide installations for office interiors and double-glazed partitioning companies. They also had sufficient capacity for manufacturing insect screens, soft shades, and curtains. The growth continued throughout the 1990s until they reached the end of their leases on rented premises at the end of 2001.
In 2002, The Artistic Blind Company moved into a new premises in Fishponds, Bristol. John and Chris Reason retired, and Michelle, Chris's daughter, took over as Managing Director, leading a tremendous team of staff.
Today, The Artistic Blind Company continues to thrive in Bristol, offering high-quality blinds and awnings and excellent customer service.