Duette Shades

Still the market leader in honeycomb shades, the Luxaflex® Duette® Shades series, including Duette® Architella® Shades and Duette® Architella® Menage Shades, is unrivalled when it comes to elegant window coverings that keep your home warm in winter and cool in summer.

A leader in its field

For over thirty years, we have taken pride in having the ‘original and the best’ honeycomb blind on the market.

The unique honeycomb structure of Luxaflex Duette Shades provides a contemporary striking look whilst providing efficient insulation by trapping air within the honeycomb cell. Easy to care for, there is a large selection of cell sizes and styles. Versatile design caters for arches, angles, and skylights. Exclusive to Luxaflex Window Fashions; Duette Architella Shades, featuring a honeycomb-within-a-honeycomb structure for superior energy efficiency, which reduces heat loss in Winter and keeps your home cooler in Summer.

The latest innovation is the Designer Series exclusive Luxaflex Duette Architella Ménage Shades. This revolutionary fabric range features a 38mm triple honeycomb construction with six layers of fabric and five insulating air pockets, providing the best insulation currently available for window coverings.

Still the market leader in honeycomb shades, the Luxaflex® Duette® Shades series, including Duette® Architella® Shades and Duette® Architella® Menage Shades, is unrivaled when it comes to elegant window coverings that keep your home warm in winter and cool in summer.

What are duette shades?

Duette® Honeycomb Shades are the original cellular shades, engineered to provide beauty as well as offering levels of energy efficiency in both cold and warm climates. The honeycomb construction of the Duette Honeycomb Shades traps air in distinct pockets, which creates insulation that can help lower your energy consumption and energy bills.

Available in an expansive range of fabrics, colors, opacities and textures and have operating system design options such as Top-Down/Bottom-Up and Duette Duolite® that make these shades versatile throughout the home including hard to reach windows (such as Skylights) and specialty window shapes like arches, sidelights and circles.

Duette shades are available in a single-cell design as well as the industry-leading Duette Architella®, which features a honeycomb within a honeycomb for maximum energy efficiency.

Why pick a duette shade?

There are many reasons to choose a Duette Shade for your home. Apart from our extensive fabric range and their versatility throughout the home, Duette Shades have many other qualities that make them a perfect inclusion for almost any room.

Reduce Your Heating Costs By Up To 49%*

Up to 30%# of total heat loss from a home occurs through uncovered windows. Duette shades have been tested and proven to help reduce the cost of heating your home where you can save up to 49%* on your heating costs. Duette shades are designed with a unique honeycomb shape that creates pockets of energy-saving insulation. This helps to prevent heat energy from entering or leaving your home through your windows, improving energy efficiency and reducing your heating and cooling costs in both winter and summer.

* Savings are based on the installation of fully-recessed, reveal-mounted Duette Architella Ménage Shades with 38mm blockout fabric in an average home in Sydney, compared with the House Energy Rating standard of Holland Blinds from AccuRate, in that home. These calculations have been modelled by an independent third party. Savings will vary based on the window type and installation. # Based on information from NABERS (National Australian Built Environment Rating System). Visit www.nabers.com.au for more information.

What Happens In Summer & Winter?

During winter there’s an immediate reduction in radiant heat loss to the cold window glass, and people feel warmer.  Here’s how it works:

All objects (including people) give off and receive radiant heat. When people give off significantly more radiant heat to cold glass than they get back, it can feel like a chilly draft, even if the window is tightly sealed. When the shades are lowered, your comfort level is increased. When people lose enough radiant heat to feel uncomfortable, they will typically turn up the thermostat, which consumes energy resources and adds utility costs. But when a well-insulating shade minimises radiant heat loss, people can often turn the thermostat down, saving both energy and money.

Similarly in Summer time the reverse effect is seen. The honeycomb shape that creates pockets of air trapping heat in the wintertime traps heat in the cells keeping it cooler reducing the warmth inside. It’s like the difference between being in direct sunlight and under a shade tree.

The Quiet Achiever

Duette Shades make the perfect choice when looking at blinds for the bedroom or across your home including media rooms. With the Luxaflex Duette Shades honeycomb technology in addition to their energy efficiency properties with helping to keep your home warm in winter and cooler in summer, the honeycomb technology also helps to reduce everyday sound energy.

Sound energy is absorbed within the cell, dulling exterior noise by up to 55% even with Translucent fabric. Allowing light to enter your home while keeping noise at bay.


Another important energy-related function of window coverings is to diffuse incoming sunlight to soften it and bring it deeper into a room. This function is called “daylighting.” In addition to reducing glare and improving visual comfort, daylighting can often save energy by reducing the need for electrical lighting.

Total Blockout Solution

The Duette Shade Signature headrail has been cleverly designed to ensure minimal light gaps when paired with a blockout fabric, giving you a more complete blockout control which is perfect for bedrooms and media rooms.

Top Down, Bottom Up

Lowering the blind from the top down allows light and provides a view, while maintaining privacy. Duette Shades also works well for skylights, which operate with a control stick. In addition, shapes such as triangles and arched windows can be covered with a fixed Duette shape. Teamed up with a blind below, they provide an ideal solution to unusually shaped windows.

Pairing up

Duette Shades can be paired with your choice of the largest range of operating systems Luxaflex Window Fashions offer, allowing them to be easily adapted for any window or door. Operating systems include child-safe options such as EasyRise, UltraGlide®, the cord-free LiteRise, a hard-wired motorised system, or our tech-savvy PowerView™ system. Vertiglide Shades are perfect for light control in doorways. The ideal solution for sliding doors, the fabric runs from side to side, suspended from a single track system.

Extensive range

Available in a wide variety of colours, textures and fabrics, our revolutionary (and super stylish) design provides thermal insulation and sound absorption – without losing on form or efficiency. You can also pair Duettes with other window furnishings such as Luminette® Privacy Sheers or Silhouette® Shadings to complete your whole-house fit-out.