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About the Company

WDS - Designer Natural Shades is a 15 year old company that works exclusively with the design trade by providing a comprehensive woven wood window treatment solution. Founded by Walter Wiese, a 50 year veteran of the window and wall covering, fabric and design industry, WDS is well positioned in the marketplace to offer its designer clientele a gorgeous, functional product complimented by unparalleled customer service. By perusing this website, you’ve taken the first step in developing a strong working relationship with our company and for that we are so grateful.

"The WDS Woven Woods are at the top of the industry in design, construction, and quality..."
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About the Owner

WDS-Designer Natural Shades is owned and operated as a singular proprietorship. Its owner is Michael Sarkin, a 39 year old entrepreneur who was born in South Africa and raised and educated in Irvine, California. Upon graduating with degrees in political science and business management from the University of CA, San Diego, Michael honed his selling and customer-focused selling skills working in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries.

In 2008, realizing it was time to run his own company, Michael purchased WDS from Walt Wiese and the rest they say is history. Michael prides himself on putting his customers first, whether it’s assisting with technical issues, providing competitive pricing and ensuring a superb final product is delivered.

He is easily accessible via email and cellular phone, but prefers sitting down to a café latte with his customers to discuss their needs and expectations. When not working with his clients, Michael can be found on the golf course at his beloved Torrey Pines, surfing the waves of Southern California or enjoying time with friends and family.