Police Box is a 90 x 200cm bamboo beaded door curtain featuring a vintage police box.
History of the Police Box
Police boxes were used in the UK throughout the 20th century. They acted as a public telephone kiosk or callbox for members of the public. Or for members of the police.
These boxes had a unique design in that the telephone was located behind a hinged door, so it could be used from the outside. And the interior of the box was like a miniature police station. It was used by police officers to read and fill in reports and take meal breaks. As well, it could be used to hold prisoners until the arrival of transport.
They predate the era of mobile telecommunications. Now members of the British police carry two-way radios and/or mobile phones. Rather than relying on fixed kiosks. Most boxes are now disused, or have been withdrawn from service.
Most boxes were blue. However, Glasgow was a notable exception as there they were red until the late 1960s.
Why Use a Police Box Door Curtain?
Our beaded door curtains come in an assortment of designs and styles. From plain coloured or natural through to designs featuring spiritual, floral and beachside living themes, these fun and colourful beaded screens will add dimension to any living space.
A fantastic item for introducing a relaxed and casual feel to your living space beaded door durtains are not just for doorways. Having been created as a functional screen to reduce harsh light, they also discourage insects and help air movement. Beaded door curtains still continue to perform these functions brilliantly. But there are a number of other creative ways that these decor items can be introduced into your interior space. They can be used as a room divider or partition to separate a dining and living area, or to screen an unsightly laundry area or workspace.
A beaded door screen can also be used as a wall feature. Simply suspend from a hook or two on a large, blank wall, they can be positioned in such a way that they dominate a vertical space or placed behind a low cabinet to extend to the ceiling height.