Australia's first choice for architects and designers
OpenShutters created the original plantation shutter over 20 years ago. Since then, we’ve been first choice for literally thousands of architects and designers, in Australia and beyond. OpenShutters have added that Australian touch to Snowy Mountains chalets, Central Coast waterfronts, Melbourne mansions, Perth penthouses, Canberra investment properties, the Sydney Olympic Village, and far more besides.
The OpenShutters story confirms how inspiration, skill, and good hard work can be turned into a successful business.
Back in the mid-1980s, the Mikkelsen family were inspired by the beauty of shutters gracing the grand homes of historic tea and cotton plantations in South America. Jens Mikkelsen had 20 years' experience as a Danish trained cabinetmaker. His wife Marion had a background in design and management. In the Blue Mountains of NSW, they founded the business that was later to become OpenShutters.
With the support of son Bruce, a qualified builder, and daughter Gail, an expert in service management, the business has grown into a substantial manufacturing operation, based on the Central Coast of NSW, but our heart remains the same.
The ultimate window furnishing
While our ‘family’ now numbers in the hundreds, every one of us shares the commitment to creating only the very best shutters — the ultimate window furnishing. We continue to invest in innovation, design and technology. We tirelessly apply master craftsmanship.
The integrity of this approach has been recognised by numerous industry awards: for education and training, business, marketing and environmental practice.
You can choose OpenShutters knowing each fitting is hand-finished with pride. We offer you years of experience, with service and a professional approach you can depend on.
Refine your living experience
We invite you to enjoy the ultimate experience that comes from living with OpenShutters. Imagine your home bathed in natural light, thanks to the perfectly balanced form and function of quality shutters. Imagine a home that offers a more stable temperature. Imagine shutters that will work just as well in ten years' time as they do today.
Sounds good? Let us bring it to reality for you.
OpenShutters offers you:
- Accredited and trained designers and shutter installers
- Award winning designs and manufacturing practices
- Personal consultation and shutter design onsite, arrange a shutter quote in your home
- Shutters designed to your individual needs
- All shutters measured and individually manufactured to the millimeter
- Hand finished by master craftspeople
- Superior after-sales service.