1. ArchDaily
  2. Products
  3. Awnings
  4. Sail Shades - Automated and Fixed Position

Sail Shades - Automated and Fixed Position | Hunter Douglas Architectural

  • Use

    Interior, Atrium spaces, Skylights
  • Applications

    Commercial, Institutional, Healthcare, Educational, Cultural, Corporate
  • Characteristics

    Designed to meet the requirements of a space, reduces glare and solar heat gain, diffuses light and increases natural daylight, fabric openness factor from 0 to 11%, three design options
  • Sizes

    Custom engineered
The product has been saved to the folder: My Downloaded Products

More about this product

Using compelling swoops, free-hanging "clouds," or unique counterweights, Hunter Douglas Architectural Sail Shades establish an aesthetic signature for atrium spaces and skylights of any dimension or height. A selection of durable fabrics control glare and solar heat gain while diffusing and optimizing daylighting throughout an environment. Hunter Douglas creates and tests the sail-shade systems specifically for the needs of each project. This detailed approach results in a custom solution constructed from proven fabrics and components.


  • Sail-shade system: Diffuses light and increases natural daylight, depending on application and installation.
  • Overall shading strategy: Addresses glare control, management of heat gain and general aesthetics. Each plays a key role in improving indoor environmental quality, conserving energy and supporting built environments that are comfortable, healthy, productive, and sustainable.
  • A variety of custom-engineered systems are available. Some of the most common are listed below.

Design Options

  • Free-hanging Fixed Shades
    Shade clouds that diffuse sunlight, eliminating glare and enhancing daylight
  • Counter-weight Systems
    Dramatically draped shades that utilize hanging weights to facilitate operation
  • Tension and Suspension Systems
    - Designed specifically to integrate with the skylight system
    - Fixed or operable suspension systems provide custom solar control alternatives for architects and designers

For additional information regarding available colors, please click here to view Hunter Douglas Sail Shade Fabric Selector.

Retractable Canopies


Alumawood Shade Structure