HUNTER DOUGLAS RECEIVES PRODUCT OF THE YEAR AWARD
~ Window Fashions Leader Captures Top Prize and Much More ~
BRAMPTON, ON., July 11, 2014 – For the 19th consecutive year, Hunter Douglas has won more awards than any other company in the Window Covering Manufacturers Association (WCMA) Product Awards, the benchmark of industry excellence. This year the window fashions leader once again outdid itself, capturing 30 honors out of the 56 conferred and earning the coveted Product of the Year for the 14th year.
UltraGlide 2 Click and Walk Away
UltraGlide 2 Click and Walk Away offers convenient retractable cord operation that will lower and open the shading with just one click. The UltraGlide 2 Click and Walk Away won an honorable mention, best new technical innovation in its category. Raising the shading is easier than ever with a 50 percent reduction in pull force from the prior UltraGlide system.
Silhouette A Deux Shadings
In another exciting win, Silhouette® A Deux™ shadings was named Best Style Concept in the Specialty Applications Category. Silhouette A Deux shadings combines an independently operating room-darkening roller shade with a translucent Silhouette shading in one headrail. This option will now allow any translucent fabric to be offered in room-darkening.
Vignette Traditional Modern Roman Shades with LiteRise
Vignette Traditional Modern Roman Shades with LiteRise cordless operating system was honored with Best Style Concept in the Green Products: Health and Environmental Safety Category. Providing enhanced child safety, this is a 100 percent cordless manual operating system on the line’s rolling shade option. Like all Vignette shades, the product also has no exposed rear cords for enhanced child safety.
Venue with MicroShield
Best New Technical Innovation in the category went to Venue with MicroShield, a one-of-a-kind embossed fabric that features the latest Hunter Douglas innovation, MicroShield, an antimicrobial fabric protection that resists the growth of bacteria, mold and mildew that can cause odors. It is the only cellular fabric in the industry to offer this kind of protection and is the only embossed fabric as well.