Summer, Sunshine and Silhouette® Shades

After a long dark winter, we all long for the sun to come streaming through our windows, but sometimes there can be just too much of a good thing. Silhouette® Shades take the harshest sunlight and transforms it into beautiful natural light; all you have to do is tilt the vanes to enjoy more natural daylight. The vanes will diffuse and spread the light evenly throughout the room, filtering out brightness, glare and UV rays.

Luxaflex® Silhouette® Shades are also great when it comes to controlling your privacy – a view to the outside when open during the day and when completely closed in the evenings, you can enjoy your seclusion.

Silhouette® Shades are available in a wide range of beautiful fabrics and sophisticated on-trend colours. Each fabric has its own unique feel – with a choice of new silk looks, subtle linens -all designed to create subtly filtered light.


New to the range is: Promenade – a nature inspired fabric design with a soft, casual look, it is available in five soft tone colours.  Ombre – a stylish light dimming fabric designed to subdue light when needed it is available in seven colours.  Bayou – a fresh linen design with a warm look available in three saturated colours. Lumière –  an elegant sheer fabric with a subtle structure it is available in five colours. Éclair – a beautifully textured fabric that subtly plays with light it is available in four colours. French Linen – a linen look fabric with a casual, sophisticated style that compliments every décor, comes in four colours.

There are even special screen fabrics that will reduce the heat coming into the room up to 25% and deflect and dim the sun’s rays. When the vanes are closed, you will also enjoy up to 99% UV protection.

Silhouette® Shades can be operated in many ways from manual to motorised controls. Enjoy the convenience of PowerView® Motorisation and control your blinds from smart phone, tablet or remote. For easy to use manual controls, choose LiteRise® and simply use your finger to gently pull up or pull down your blind or the SmartCord® system uses a retractable cord that keeps you blinds exactly where you position them. All Luxaflex® operating  systems are designed with  child safety in mind.


Prices from £299

Note to editors

Luxaflex®, the premium brand of Hunter Douglas, worldwide market leader in window covering products, was created more than 60 years ago, with the invention of the first Metal Venetian blind. Each year Luxaflex® introduces innovative, original products, colours and design options and creates inspiring collections that are market orientated, timeless and superbly fashion forward.

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More than 60 years ago Joe Hunter and Henry Sonnenberg, developed an innovative casting and production process for lightweight aluminium. They were planning something very new and very different and the result was a product which would completely change window coverings: Aluminium Venetian Blinds.

These Venetian Blinds were introduced into Europe in 1951 under the brand name Luxaflex®. Their outstanding design and practical functionality quickly became the ‘must-have’ window covering.

Today Luxaflex® offers a complete range of exclusive, custom-made window treatments. Their exquisite design led products leads the field in innovation when it comes to managing light, controlling heat, reducing noise  and being energy efficient.

Luxaflex® has continued introducing new, ground-breaking products  including these unique, award-winning ones.

Duette® Shades which are as beautifully stylish as they are energy-efficient – enjoy stunning designs and colours with a unique honeycomb design:

Silhouette® Shades  with a colour palette says sophistication; soft whites, cool contemporary greys or subtle, natural earth tones – all perfectly complimenting a classic or contemporary interior décor

Facette® Shades  are a wonderfully stylish alternative to traditional curtains with a tactile look that softens windows.

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