Twenty years of shade revolution

Posted in Products on 26 March, 2018

Born in a boat yard in South Florida in 1998, TUUCI has quickly become a leading manufacturer of marine-grade shade equipment around the world. Founded by Miami native Dougan Clarke, the company passionately produces hand-crafted, high-performance shade products within their dedicated manufacturing campus in Miami. From its minimalistic and contemporary parasols to classic pavilions, colourful lounges and modern cabanas, TUUCI’s wide shade selection offers you more than enough options to create your own spectacular shade space.

As founder and Chief Product Architect, Clarke has presided over a period of unequalled innovation in shade design. His designs have redefined the shade industry and revolutionised what was formerly known as an ‘umbrella’. With artistry inspired from the sea and a background in marine fabrication, Clarke uses his skills as a craftsman from the yachting industry along with practical experiences within the outdoor furnishings industry to create the most unique and functional shade structures as possible.

It is these attributes which can be found in every product he designs, from high-performance sailing hardware and stainless steel pulley systems to beautifully polished cascading spreader arms. Every detail of a TUUCI product is built to survive the harshest seaside environments on earth with a minimalist approach to design and fixture impact. In the past 20 years of shade revolution the brand received recognition around the world for its extreme function and refined design.

The newest product innovation is a great example of TUUCI’s own advancement in parasol engineering. The ‘Luna LED Light’ feature is a small ring of LED-lights, which is integrated on top of the centre of the ribs, providing indirect lighting without compromising the beauty of the design. Thanks to touch functionality, the light can be switched on/off with the wave of a hand. Next to that, there’s also a dim function by simply holding the hub. The Luna LED light provides more than enough light for reading a menu or book in the evening hours.

It’s clear that it’s TUUCI’s goal bringing thoughtful design to shade architecture, while pushing the envelope of durability and function in the most extreme environments on earth. And there’s more to come…

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