If you've ever sat under an umbrella for a long period, you know that as the sun moves, the amount of shade changes. This problem motivated designer Dougan Clarke to design his asymmetrical Tuuci Razor Shade (2002). Always tilted, this razor-thin canopy maintains maximum protection from the sun by spinning 360 degrees. Drawing from more than a decade of experience in the marine industry, Clarke knows what stands up to salty, wet environments. An expert in rigging, Clarke employs a racing cam cleat and pulley system to raise and lower the Tuuci. Easy to use and maintenance free, the stainless steel components are easily replaceable and come with a three-year limited warranty. The Razor cannot be installed through an opening in a table. Choose from either a mobile or 30" stationary stand. As with any umbrella, it's advisable to keep this product in the base provided and stored in the closed position. DWR is not responsible for events caused by misuse or weather. Made in U.S.A.
Marine-grade anodized aluminum alloy frame; stainless steel components; security sleeve with star knob security handle; UV-stabilized thermo-polymer; marine cam cleat and pulley system; 100% solution-dyed acrylic Sunbrella® canvas.
MOBILE STAND, concrete-filled aluminum with Tuff-Wheel extension. STATIONARY STAND, galvanized steel.
Shade: H 100" Diameter 130" Mobile Stand: Diameter 24" Stationary Stand: Diameter 24" or 30"
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 >