The fact that parasols and things nautical go well together is something that people soon realize when looking for respite from the sun – under a sunshade by TUUCI. As a yacht builder, company founder Dougan Clarke has his roots in sunny Miami and it is, therefore, hardly surprising that he has a feel for the particular material aesthetics of luxury liners. Accordingly, classy natural wood and gleaming aluminum form the basis of his high-end canopies, as is the case with his "Nautical Teak Hardwood" sunshade. Customers can decide for themselves whether they would like it with a pole in solid teak or would prefer an aluminum core with a natural teak surface. Both models of the parasol are robust and durable and, thanks to a telescopic crank/lifting system, particularly easy to use. The teakwood in question comes entirely from sustainable forestry in Indonesia and is cultivated with minimum impact on the environment and without using chemical fertilizers or insecticides. As a high-end sunshade, "Nautical Teak Hardwood", with its delicate elegance, can provide a shady little place for people to linger under, as on the terrace of the "Lily of the Valley", a five-star hotel on the French Riviera, the brainchild of architect Philippe Starck.