[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" z_index=""][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Sliding panels were originally a Japanese architectural feature. They became so popular that they're now standard throughout the world. (Even the universal "sliding door" is actually a version of a sliding panel.) That principle works very well with blinds, too. Designers love panel glides because they're great space savers, and they can be very elegant blinds.