[caption id="attachment_12826" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Ocean Master Max Dual Cantilever[/caption] We have welcomed a new brand to our umbrella of contemporary design, and this time it’s, well, umbrellas. Outdoor shade umbrellas to be more precise. TUUCI is leading the way in sophisticated, high-quality shade umbrellas and poolside parasols for residential, commercial and hospitality spaces. Hailing from Miami, Florida – one of the most stylish sunshine capitals of the world – TUUCI was founded by entrepreneur, sailor and boater Dougan Clarke. Drawing on his skills and experience as a marine rigger, he created the TUUCI brand to produce meticulously engineered shades that would perform and last in any environment. [caption id="attachment_12834" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Bay Master Swim Under[/caption] And there has certainly been no sacrifice of style for function. In fact, TUUCI shades are a lot like the architecture of the city they originate from: cool, minimalist and contemporary, while still being warm and inviting. So it’s no surprise that TUUCI shades are in many of the finest outdoor spaces and resorts. Embraced by leading hotel and hospitality groups including the Four Seasons, Mandarin Oriental, The Westin, Ritz Carlton and W Hotels & Resorts. [caption id="attachment_12830" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Ocean Master Classic[/caption] Inspired by the natural world and life on the ocean, the shades are graceful, elegant, sculptural and even architectural. Used in combination with outdoor furniture, they help define outdoor living spaces, and they can be used to provide both shade in the day and ambience in the evening – an “outdoor ceiling” as such. [caption id="attachment_12828" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Ocean Master Manta[/caption] The Ocean Master is TUUCI’s flagship collection and representing innovation in shade engineering and stunning design. The collection includes five umbrellas, each with names that evoke the shape of their winglike forms: Pagoda, Crescent, Razor, Horizon and Manta. The Ocean Master MAX collection takes those same forms and incorporates advanced engineering and technology to counter wind-force. This technology includes the V-MAX Strut Design, which features a four-point profile that concentrates strength along the radial walls, where maximum wind-forces are applied. [caption id="attachment_12824" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Ocean Master Razor[/caption] The Bay Master and Bay Master MAX collections include centred and cantilevered options with striking brushed-aluminium masts. And like the Ocean Master range, they are built to gracefully withstand high winds, blazing sun and corrosive salt air, making them an ideal choice for Australia’s varied environments and climates. [caption id="attachment_12831" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Bay Master Single Cantilever[/caption] All shades are made with TUUCI Tuff-Skins marine-grade fabrics that are easy to care for and available in a rainbow of colours and colour combinations. Anodised aluminium stainless steel and polymer components are resistant to rust and corrosion; and all products are easily reparable with readily available replaceable parts should any damage occur. Check out the collection online or stop by our Alexandria showroom. You’ll have it made in the shade.