Shade is absolutely our speciality
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 and Chief Product Architect, Dougan Clarke, began TUUCI with a singular vision: to design and create the most durable, stylish and functionally supreme shade systems in the world. Furthermore, these products had to be based on a modular system of simplified maintenance and increased resilience to the outdoor elements.
Over the past 19 years, TUUCI’s products have won multiple international design awards, featured in countless design publications, awarded more than a dozen international utility and design patents, and graced the decks of the finest luxury yachts. 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 function shade structures. “It is my goal to create an intimate relationship between TUUCI’s shade architecture pieces and the environments in which they exist,” Clarke said. “Our structures are designed to provide enjoyment, luxury and a leisurely lifestyle for years to come”.
We welcome you to explore our collections and full line of products. You’ll quickly see that our intention is to share natural comfort in its most basic form – a cool place in the shade. With a global presence throughout the US, Europe, the far East and South America, our journey is simply to complement the shade the natural world already provides.
Enjoying long nights sheltered from wind and weather under a TUUCI parasol will now be an even better experience thanks to new integrated LED spotlights. The Miami-based company has fitted almost-invisible LED lights into the hub of the cantilever models from the “Ocean Master MAX” and “Plantation MAX” ranges. The design’s special feature: with touch functionality, the light can be switched on or off by simply applying light pressure to the bottom of the hub.
Having had a place in the company’s product portfolio for many years, the “Ocean Master MAX” and “Plantation MAX” cantilever models are two of TUUCI’s flagship designs. Available with a traditional square canopy, as well as in a rectangular or octagonal shape, the parasols now come with new functionality: LED lights are integrated at the centre of the ribs, providing indirect lighting at night without compromising the looks of the design. Thanks to touch functionality, the light can be switched on or off with the wave of a hand providing enough light to read a menu or book. Next to that, there’s also a dim function by simply holding the hub. The umbrella is available in different sizes, shapes and colours. The pole comes in polished aluminium, powder-coated, or in an aluminium-reinforced Aluma TEAK wood-look finish. With their special surfaces, the umbrellas are weatherproof and protected against corrosion, even in frequently changing coastal weather conditions.