Beauty and performance collide for luxurious, shaded outdoor spaces during this year’s HD Expo in Las Vegas May 13-15 as Miami-based TUUCI debuts three new cantilever offerings that create open air outdoor spaces with uninterrupted shade.
“Shade is essential to creating comfortable outdoor spaces,” said Dougan Clarke, founder and chief product architect of TUUCI, the industry leader in highly-engineered shade systems. “Our new cantilever options allow our hotel, resort and restaurant customers to incorporate overhanging shade without the interruption of center masts. Cantilever parasols are ideal for hospitality venues looking to create luxurious outdoor spaces and improve guest experience.”
The three new TUUCI cantilever parasols that will be on display in booth 4029 are the Plantation MAX Zero Horizon Cantilever, the Ocean Master MAX Manta Cantilever, and the Vineyard Fiberflex Pool Side Swim Under Cantilever.
The Zero Horizon series features a unique “zero” vertical profile that creates a striking horizontal canopy with a minimalistic approach to shade. New to the series is the Zero Horizon Cantilever, a design never before seen with a cantilevered mast, in two styles, Ocean Master MAX and Plantation MAX. The oversized 10’ square parasol is graceful and generously proportioned to create cool retreats with warm ambiance. Features include a marine grade canopy and easy drive crank with telescoping mast to easily close over tables and chairs. The canopy is also designed to allow water to drain off the back and not accumulate on the canopy. The Ocean Master MAX Zero Horizon Cantilever is available in Polished Titanium and the Plantation MAX Zero Horizon Cantilever is available in TUUCI’s Aluma-TEAK finish in Natural, Weathered and Java.
Redefining the boundaries of shade architecture, the Manta series design was inspired by the graceful movements of a manta ray. Adding to the parasol’s distinctive architecture, TUUCI has expanded the series to include the Manta Cantilever in two styles, Ocean Master MAX and Plantation MAX. Beauty and brawn harmonize in state-of-the-art, open-ocean tested marine components for this imaginative shade platform delighting the eye and shielding the body with unparalleled durability. The Ocean Master MAX Manta Cantilever is available in Polished Titanium and the Plantation MAX Manta Cantilever is available in TUUCI’s Aluma-TEAK finish in Natural, Weathered and Java.
Inspired by the wind-swept ocean and desert landscapes of the Baja Peninsula, the new Fiberflex Pool Side Swim Under Cantilever, in two styles, Bay Master and Vineyard, features a shorter mast allowing for deployment directly over pools with in-ground mounts for added security. The parasol features an auto lift system on the back side of the cantilever allowing for easy opening from poolside and flexible fiberglass struts which absorb punishing wind conditions, sudden gusts and corrosive salt air environments. The Bay Master Fiberflex Pool Side Swim Under Cantilever has a satin anodized finish and the Vineyard Fiberflex Pool Side Swim Under Cantilever is available in TUUCI’s Aluma-TEAK finish in Natural, Weathered and Java.
“This idea of uninterrupted shade will be the new standard for hospitality venues and we are excited to be on the forefront of developing highly-engineered shade systems that look as beautiful as they perform,” Clarke said.
About DOUGAN CLARKE
Dougan Clarke began his career as a custom craftsman for a boat yard in Miami. Under the tutelage of his mentor, renowned South Florida craftsman and engineer Fred Herman, Dougan learned applied materials, material sculpting, molding, canvas construction and manufacturing methods from the marine industry. Clarke has adopted these principles and processes in everything he designs for TUUCI.
Since its inception 17 years ago, TUUCI has redefined the shade category with innovative shade structures. In addition to artistic beauty, TUUCI products are engineered with marine grade components that are durable and easy to operate. All shade platforms are custom-made at the Miami headquarters and are distributed worldwide through strategically located service centers. Outdoor cafés and many of the world's leading resorts, hotels and restaurants have selected TUUCI because of this combination of beauty, durability and function.
Keeping the environment top of mind, TUUCI's manufacturing facility follows an Environmental Sustainability Program reducing solid waste and recycling objects from plastics to steel to fabric and beyond. With 100 percent replaceable parts, TUUCI products have an extended lifespan resulting in less waste. Follow TUUCI on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. On the Web at tuuci.com.