Striking Printed Sun Umbrellas Installed At Schnappa Rock

28 May 2019
Striking printed sun umbrellas installed at Tutukaka, on Northland's stunning East Coast

Situated in beautiful Tutukaka – gateway to the Poor Knights and world class diving – Schnappa Rock Restaurant and Bar is a destination dining venue for international visitors and New Zealanders alike. As well as the fresh, delicious food (seafood is a speciality), this popular venue is prized for its unique ambience, described as ‘sub-tropical escapism’.

At Shade7, home of premier NZ outdoor umbrellas, printed outdoor umbrellas are a speciality.  Shade7 was approached by DB Breweries to supply printed sun umbrellas for locations across New Zealand. The printed sun umbrellas had to be small enough to fit comfortably into various outdoor dining and social venues such as clustered table layouts, intimate courtyards, and sidewalks.

Shade7’s Venice Sun Umbrella is available in three sizes: 1.9 square, and 2.7 and 3.1 Octagonal. The Venice 1.9 square sun umbrella, Shade7’s smallest outdoor umbrella, was the perfect choice for this project. It is the ideal size to shade a dining table yet is small enough to arrange in attractive dining clusters without appearing crowded. Its elegant appearance enhances any venue.

A number of these printed sun umbrellas made their way to Schnappa Rock Restaurant and Bar, where the elegant design and attractive printed blue Tiger Beer roofs, with beautiful mosaic-printed undersides, have added perfectly to the relaxed yet festive atmosphere of the venue.

With Schnappa Rock located on the coast, it was essential that the outdoor umbrellas be durable, able to withstand both heavy winds and saltwater corrosion. The advantage of the Venice sun umbrella in exposed locations is its outstanding strength and flexibility. This is due in part to its super-strong 2.2mm thick anodised aluminium pole, so much more durable in marine conditions than other lightweight powder-coated aluminium alternatives.

And the really winning feature of the Venice is its heavy-duty 12mm fibreglass canopy arms. Just like fishing rods, these fibreglass arms can bend and flex with both rough weather and rough treatment. In addition, the strong stainless steel and resin parts add durability and, along with the rope and pulley system, ensure easy opening and closing. Four Seasons Resort in Bora Bora found their Shade7 sun umbrellas a fantastic option for their tropical location.

The durable frame comes with a 5-year warranty in a residential setting, and a 3-year warranty in commercial settings, while the Recasens solution-dyed acrylic canvas canopy comes with a 7-year residential warranty against colour-fade and rot, and 5-year warranty for commercial use.

A really delightful twist on the Venice sun umbrella is the Venice Tilt. It has all the advantages of the Venice, with the addition of a tilting canopy which adds a truly resort flavour to any setting. For these and other outstanding examples of premium outdoor sun umbrellas contact Shade7, and their friendly team will answer any queries.

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