Katherina Nord (E15), Robert Volhard (Stylepark), Melissa Waller, Jana Vonofakos (VRAI interior architecture)

Shaded cocktails

TUUCI and Stylepark recently jointly hosted the Summer Closing event in Frankfurt/Main.
Text by Anna Moldenhauer, Photos by Mario Bella | 10/7/2019

When the leaves on the trees start to change to those marvelous reds and yellows then it’s time to led summer go its way and duly welcome fall: To mark the occasion, TUUCI and Stylepark hosted a special evening event at their new office annex in downtown Frankfurt designed by the architectural practice NKBAK and which recently made the shortlist for the renowned DAM Award.

On the day, the undisputed place-to-be was the cozy inner courtyard under the TUUCI sunshades: Originally from Miami, TUUCI, the premium maker of parasols and cabanas, presented an exclusive selection of its products during the Stylepark Summer Closing cocktails. Over fine finger-food and enjoyable drinks, architects, designers and the Stylepark team convened in a relaxed setting, discussing the latest products, exploring the new office building, and jointly celebrating the end of summer. Fittingly, in the course of the evening, many an autumnal rain drop fell, so that everyone present was able to experience firsthand the full functionality of TUUCI’s “MAX Cantilever” patioparasol, which boasts an automatic opening/closing system. Using the parasol is completely intuitive, it can be swiftly and easily opened and extended using the touch buttons on the control panel. Another touch of a button and the pleasant indirect LED light or the two heaters turns on.

The spacious parasol was flanked by TUUCI’s “Plantation Classic”, which boasts all the benefits of TUUCI sunshades, but is smaller. The high-grade aluminum and stainless-steel frame with the aluma-TEAK wooden-look finish is resilient to all types of seaside corrosion and like its bigger brother, the MAX Cantilever, is also a useful companion on cooler evenings. The elegant “Plantation” structure effectively distributes the forces on the umbrella by means of reinforced strut joints to ensure additional stability. Thanks to these premium parasol, at no point in the evening did anybody get wet – and a leisurely time was had by all.

Andreas Krawczyk (NKBAK), Anna Philipp (Philipp Architekten), Nicole Kerstin Berganski (NKBAK), Philipp Mainzer (E15)