Norman® once again wowed judges at the 30th Annual WCMA Awards, capturing 5 honors, including wins in the hyper competitive categories of horizontal blinds, vertical blinds, honeycomb shades and digital technologies. Judges were especially impressed with Norman®’s technical innovation and innovative style concepts, bestowing the nearly 50-year company with the following top honors:
Cellular & Pleated Shades
SmartFit® Dual Shades with Frame
Best New Technical Innovation
Horizontal Blinds (All Finishes)
Best Technical Innovation
Vertical/ Panel Tracks (All Finishes)
Best New Style Concept
Virtual Dealer Showroom
Best Marketing Technology
Point of Sale Display (includes sampling)
Best Point of Sale Display
The awards are intended to raise the bar on window treatment style and design innovation. Judges took special care to weigh in on the demonstrable effects such new technologies had on consumers. They honed in on Norman® kid-friendly cordless technologies seen in all three products: the enhanced modern style, adjustability and light blocking of SmartFit® Dual Shades with Frame; the improved light blocking in Norman®’s Ultimate™ Faux Wood Blinds from its pivoting rail technology; and the extra light protection beneath the headrail offered by Norman®’s Synchrony™ Vertical Blinds. In addition, judges were impressed with the creativity and innovation seen in Norman® marketing technologies.
Norman® is extremely proud of the results, and wishes to congratulate its R&D team for bringing more innovations to the marketplace that improve user experiences, especially as it relates to style, safety, light control, and performance.