TUUCI Brings Milan Furniture Fair Hit – the F-1 MAX High-Tension Shade Parasol – to HD Expo

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Design simplicity, precision engineering and ultimate durability emphasized throughout TUUCI hospitality focused booth.

F-1 High-Tension Shade Parasol

The European design community was drawn to the F-1 MAX because of its design innovations, grand size and architectural qualities, along with precision-milled components and ultimate design simplicity.

TUUCI’s innovative F-1 MAX, High-Tension Shade Parasol, which drew rave reviews during the Milan Furniture Fair in April, will make its North American debut during the 2012 Hospitality Design Expo, May 15-17, in Las Vegas. The TUUCI team, led by Chief Shade Architect Dougan Clarke, will showcase numerous shade innovations created to enhance outdoor experiences within hospitality venues.

“The European design community was drawn to the F-1 MAX because of its design innovations, grand size and architectural qualities, along with precision-milled components and ultimate design simplicity,” Clarke said. “Our team is looking forward to sharing what we consider to be a milestone in our ongoing commitment to engineering achievements in shade aesthetics and durability.”

TUUCI’s F-1 MAX High-Tension Shade Parasol – designed and crafted at TUUCI’s Miami headquarters – features a stunning stainless steel high-tension cable system, graceful curves and expansive size. The F-1 joins another innovative introduction that TUUCI is planning for HD Expo – the new Aluma-Crete “Cube” Anchors. The new anchors were created to provide an attractive solution for securing large, portable parasols to the ground. The new anchors are available in both White and Aluma-TEAK natural finishes, with additional finish selections under development.

“We are constantly imagining new ways for our clients to provide their customers with extraordinary shade experiences,” Clarke said. “Our team is deeply committed to working with the hospitality industry to create outdoor environments that enhance guest experiences and improve overall guest satisfaction, which is certainly good for business.”

Several hospitality-inspired parasols, lounges and pavilions will be featured in the TUUCI booth, including large format, semi-permanent shade structures such as the Plantation MAX Classic, Plantation MAX Cantilever, Ocean Master MAX Cantilever along with Pavilion and Lounge products. Each offering in the TUUCI booth has been carefully selected for the special needs of the hospitality environment.

“Outdoor spaces offer hospitality venues incredible opportunities, to enhance guest experiences and increase revenue,” Clarke said. “Our goal for the HD Expo is not only to showcase a sampling of our offerings, but to learn more about the ever changing needs of our customers, which will inspire our next creations.”

Visit TUUCI during HD Expo at booth 1132.

Dougan Clarke began his career as a day laborer in a custom 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 14 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 and hotels 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 through the company blog. On the Web at http://www.tuuci.com.

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