Luxaflex Architella Duette® Blinds

The original Duette® Shades are as beautifully stylish as they are energy-efficient. Enjoy stunning designs and colours with a unique honeycomb structure that helps insulate your home all year round.

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Architella Duettes

Luxaflex® Architella Duette Shades are a revolutionary window covering that helps dramatically with insulation without compromising on style. The patented 3-pocket construction provides superior increased insulation as well as having sound-reducing acoustic properties.

Available in both blockout and light filtering fabrics with a range of colours, Architella Duettes are both beautiful and versatile. Multiple operation options allow them to be used on a variety of windows and doors.

Block out, translucent
and sheer

Comes in different
colours and fabrics

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Insulation and
UV protection

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Superior Insolation

In winter months, your home heating escapes to the outdoors through your windows while in the summertime, the outside heat flows into your home through these same windows. With window treatments that provide insulation, you can reduce energy consumption, save on heating and cooling costs, and create a more comfortable atmosphere.

Architella Features

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Slow heat transfer into and out of the home. Acts as a barrier by trapping air within the unique pocket construction, keeping your home warm in winter and cool in summer.

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Helping protect your furniture and floors by blocking over 90% of harmful UV Rays as well as cutting Solar heat by 80%, providing a significant impact on cooling costs.

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Translucent window coverings condition incoming sunlight while diffusing and dispersing it deeper into the room, reducing the need for artificial lighting.

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Soft window coverings can absorb up to 70% of sound energy, helping to quiet the home environment.

Operation Options

Duette® Fabric R-Values

A product’s “R-value” is a measurement of its ability to resist heat flow.

In a home during winter, R-values indicate the ability of walls, roofs & windows to keep the heat inside. The higher its R-value, the more insulation a product provides. A fully-recessed, reveal-mounted DUETTE® Architella Shade can increase the R-value of a 3mm single-glazed window from 0.13 to 0.78, reducing the heat transfer through that window by 83%. Independent modelling has shown that this in turn can reduce an average home’s heating costs by up to 43%

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The R-values are the combined measurement of 3mm (one-eighth inch) CI glass (R=0.127) plus the window covering and are reported in metric SI units. Thermal properties are determined by a certified third-party laboratory utilising accepted ASTM, NFRC and WES standards and procedures. Measurements may vary based on window type and method of installation.

Savings are based on the installation of fully-recessed, reveal-mounted DUETTE® Architella Opaque Shades 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). Test results may vary depending on the testing institute used, the method of testing and the actual fabrics tested. All measurements are indications based on information provided in good faith, but Hunter Douglas cannot guarantee that the results will be duplicated in any specific environment.