Thousands of years ago, early humans decided to move out of the jungles and into the caves. Pretty soon they discovered that, as the sun began to set, it was just a little bit too bright. Grabbing a nearby rock to plug the entrance to the cave, an unknown cave dweller inadvertently became the inventor of the world’s very first “window shutter”. Or so the legend goes.
Since that moment, the window shutter has spread around the world, gaining popularity as a fantastically practical and stylish way to control the light, air, temperature, and mood in a home. Were you to walk the cobbled streets of any historic town you’d likely see a whole range of shutters displayed in the windows above. Not only would they all look different, but each of them would work differently too – a reflection of the period in which they were made.