Hunter Douglas: 100 Years of Innovation

Between 2019 and our beginnings in 1919, Hunter Douglas has produced some of the most innovative product breakthroughs on the market. Our extensive portfolio of versatile shades, shutters, sheers and blinds—all designed and custom crafted in North America—reflects our passion for transforming light through exceptional design and style. Reaching our 100th year of innovation, we celebrate the textiles and technology that make Hunter Douglas an industry pioneer.

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Living Room with Duette Lightlock Living Room with Duette Lightlock

2018

Duette® LightLock™

Innovative light-blocking channels
Achieve unparalleled darkness

Living Room with Sonnette Living Room with Sonnette

2017

Sonnette® Cellular Roller Shades

Energy-efficient roller shades
For dimensional beauty and easy operation

Flowers next to a PowerView Pebble Flowers next to a PowerView Pebble

2015

PowerView® Motorization

Smart-home operating system
Manage shades on your schedule via smartphone, tablet or Pebble® remote control*
*PowerView App and PowerView Hub required.

Rolls of fabric Rolls of fabric

2010

Hunter Douglas Retail Alliance Program

First program of its kind in the industry
Helps loyal Hunter Douglas dealers build their businesses

Living Room with Pirouette Living Room with Pirouette

2007

Pirouette® Window Shadings

Contoured fabric vanes
Easily control light filtration and privacy

Using LiteRise in a window Using LiteRise in a window

2001

LiteRise® Operating System

Manual operating system without lift cords
Offers enhanced child safety and an uncluttered appearance

Patio door with Luminette Patio door with Luminette

1997

Luminette® Privacy Sheers

Soft, vertical rotating vanes fastened to the back of a sheer
Offers variable light control and privacy

Flowers by window with a PowerRise remote Flowers by window with a PowerRise remote

1996

PowerRise® Operating System

Battery-powered remote-control system
An early player in motorization

Living Room with Vignette Living Room with Vignette

1994

Vignette® Modern Roman Shades

Modern Roman shade with no exposed rear cords
Provides a sleek look and enhanced child safety

Woman in living room with Silhouette Woman in living room with Silhouette

1991

Silhouette® Window Shadings

Signature S-shaped vanes positioned between two sheer fabrics
Diffuses harsh sunlight and provides privacy

Living room with Duolite Living room with Duolite

1989

Duolite® Operating System

Operating system integrates light-filtering and room-darkening fabrics in a single shade
Achieve your preferred level of privacy and light

Living Room with Duette Living Room with Duette

1985

Duette® Honeycomb Shades

A groundbreaking, energy-efficient honeycomb design
Cellular construction keeps homes warm in the winter and cool in the summer

Hunter Douglas operations Hunter Douglas operations

1960-1980

Hunter Douglas expands its operations in Europe and into Australia and Latin America

Hunter Douglas partners Hunter Douglas partners

1946

Sonnenberg partners with American entrepreneur and inventor Joe Hunter, together designing revolutionary lightweight aluminum blinds

Hunter Douglas founder Henry Sonnenberg Hunter Douglas founder Henry Sonnenberg

1919

Henry Sonnenberg establishes a machine-tool manufacturing company in Germany