Dougan Clarke, a consummate sailor who spent a decade working with sails, rigging and boat design, knows what stands up to salty, wet environments. His Tuuci Baymaster Cantilever (2010) uses an auto-lift assist mechanism to raise and lower the shade. “I sought to redefine what was previously known as an umbrella,” says Clarke. “The resulting shade sculptures embody both form and function.” Easy to use and maintain, the replaceable marine-grade components ensure a lifetime of serviceability. The Baymaster Cantilever comes complete with a stand. As with any umbrella, it’s advisable to keep this product stored in the closed position. DWR is not responsible for events caused by misuse or weather. Commercial quality. Made in U.S.A.
Born and raised in Coral Gables, Florida, Dougan Clarke's upbringing by the ocean has informed his approach to design. "Nature," says Clarke, "in all its wondrous forms and raw beauty, has inspired me through the years and brought me endless joy." Self-taught, Clarke spent 10 years in the marine manufacturing industry, where he gained an expert's understanding of the materials and engineering needed to withstand the corrosive effects of the sea, salt and sun. He combined that with his experience in leisure furnishings to launch Tuuci ("The Ultimate Umbrella Company, Inc.") in 1998.
Clarke says that the goal of Tuuci is to "complement the comfort and accessibility of natural environments through shade architecture." His aim was nothing less than to "redefine what was previously known as an 'umbrella."... Read more >