Hunter Douglas Innovates the Traditional Roll Design for Sonnette Cellular Roller Shades with Kickback

Bringing automated shades even closer to the window reduces light leakage, increases privacy, and supports energy efficiency.

Pearl River, NY – December 3, 2020 – Hunter Douglas, the world’s leading manufacturer of custom window treatments, has revolutionized the roller motor design for their proprietary SonnetteTM Cellular Roller Shade with Kickback™, an extra rotation that brings the automated shades even closer for a flush fit to the window.

Roller shades are popular choice for homeowners seeking comfort, privacy, and a sleek look that maximizes their view while keeping a low profile at the top of the window. The Sonnette Cellular Roller Shades uniquely add dimensional beauty and energy efficiency to any room. The softly curved construction with cellular pockets feature a discrete second fabric layer to create insulation, making Sonnette Shades the only roller shade with an energy performance rating from the Attachments Energy Rating Council (AERC), supported by the  U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

Hunter Douglas innovated Kickback for the traditional front roll design, expanding the application of the Sonnette shades to a range of window depths. When the automated shade is lowered in the window, the kickback motion pushes the back of the shade and closer to the window, decreasing the light gap and increasing privacy. It also improves insulation, allowing the cellular pockets to better trap warm air to help maintain the heat in cold winters and lock in air conditioning in the summer.

Automation makes it easier for homeowners to increase their energy efficiency. With PowerView® Automation, homeowners can control their shades from the Pebble Remote or by voice command, or they can use the app to set scenes and schedules that suit their routines and home to automatically raise and lower the shades. PowerView enables Sonnette shades to work with most smart homes; dealers can integrate any Hunter Douglas shades with PowerView to scenes and schedules in professionally installed smart home systems, such as Control4, Crestron, Savant, Elan, IFTTT, Logitech Harmony Home, Universal Remote Control, RTI, and more.

The Sonnette Cellular Roller Shades suit any aesthetic; homeowners can choose between room-darkening or light-filtering fabrics, with a range of neutral colors and fabric textures available. The shades can have wired power or use the new Rechargeable Battery Wand, a convenient and sustainable solution that is easy to remove, recharge, and replace.

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