Evolution of StyleWindow Treatment ArticlesPublished August 4, 2012 at 9:52 am Comments Off
Every home requires windows to be in place – a window provides sunlight – otherwise we might as well live in a cave. While some windows are more attractive than others – cost being a definite factor – they do not add a lot of pizazz to the space.
Window coverings provide a way to do just what they imply – they cover the window so we can control light and privacy. Cameron Delaney, eHow contributor, states that “Slatted blinds have existed for centuries. Ancient Egyptians made blinds from reeds, while the Chinese used strips of bamboo. The true story of Venetian blinds’ invention is unknown, but most experts date the first examples from around 1760. Early Venetian blinds were made of 2-inch wood slats suspended along cloth ribbons.”
In 1946 when Henry Sonnenberg established a joint venture with Joe Hunter to develop new technology and equipment for the continuous casting and fabrication of aluminum they decided to use this lightweight aluminum to manufacture Venetian window blinds.
Hunter Douglas, as we know it today, was born. The innovative spirit of the company led to the development of revolutionary new products that ensure privacy, light control, energy efficiency and UV protection while providing designs that create and meet the increasing demand for beauty.
Why Hunter Douglas?
Not only are the choices of colors, textures and materials endless, the innovative window treatment provider combines expert craftsmanship with cutting-edge lift systems and quality fabrics, natural woods and faux woods, reeds and bamboo, and aluminum products. The end result is beautiful form and function. Hunter Douglas is simply the best!
And the Possibilities are Endless!
From formal to casual, country to eclectic, southwestern to traditional, we have it all … and more. Transform your space into something spectacular. Whether you live in Albuquerque, Santa Fe or Taos and you cover your windows with a blind, a shade, a shutter or a drape every window in your home carries the possibility of shaping both light and color to alter your mood and proclaim your style.