The origin of the first venetian blinds is unclear. Some say they trace their origin several centuries to Venice, others say to Persia, but the term is generally used to describe what we know as horizontal blinds.
In the mid 1970’s, Norman® revolutionized the market by developing the formulation for the first faux wood blind which was more durable and affordable.
Norman® has continued to introduce new improvements to the blind marketplace including our patented SmartPrivacy® technology which provides tighter closure and concealed route holes for more privacy and less light leakage.
SmartPrivacy® is available in both faux and premium real wood, to meet your every need. The Performance cordless option is child and pet safe, easy to operate and as the only cordless, routeless blind in the market, has the least amount of unwanted less penetration.
Explore each of our horizontal and vertical blind offerings in more detail to learn the various features & benefits, color options and specifications.
SmartPrivacy® Faux Wood Blinds
Available with “Best for Kids Certified” cordless operation for safety and streamlined appearance. Designed for today’s lifestyles with unmatched durability, performance and style. Learn more
SmartPrivacy® Normandy® Wood Blinds
Discover natural elegance with Normandy® Wood Blinds featuring quarter-sawn wood. Our distinctively grained and eco-sourced blinds provide elegance and quality that’s immaculately refined. Learn more
Synchrony™ Vertical Blinds
A refinement on an iconic solution, Synchrony™ combines the traditional practicality of vertical blinds with the superior light blocking ability and refined modern look of our award-winning Aileron headrail. Learn more