TUUCI wins HD Expo Excellence in Design Award
Casual Living Staff -- Casual Living, May 30, 2013
MIAMI - For the second year in a row, shade products manufacturer TUUCI has won an Excellence in Design Award during the Hospital Design Expo & Conference. This year's winner was TUUCI's Plantation MAX F-1, a high-performance parasol ideal for hotels, resorts and other hospitality venues.
The Plantation MAX F-1 by TUUCI
The award was presented jointly by HD Expo and the International Interior Design Association (IIDA), which represents professional interior designers. Judges selected the Plantation MAX F-1 as a winner in the case goods and freestanding furniture category based on innovation, technical advancements, cost effectiveness, environmental responsibility, aesthetics and ability to meet the needs of the hospitality industry.
"The energy displayed in this year's entries was palpable as leading brands such as TUUCI truly elevate the design level of the entire industry," said IIDA Executive Vice President and CEO Cheryl Durst.
The Plantation MAX F-1 is TUUCI's most durable and wind-resistant parasol design, featuring high-tension stainless steel reinforcement cables, tensioned stainless steel pockets and TUUCI's proprietary Armor-Wall-Aluminum construction and Aluma-TEAK hardwood finish. The Plantation MAX F-1, which is mounted directly into the ground with reinforced concrete and steel anchors, can withstand winds of more than 65 mph.
"Shade structures that are durable, easy to operate and aesthetically beautiful are essential for hospitality venues today," said Dougan Clarke, CEO and founder of TUUCI. "We view these awards from HD Expo and IIDA as confirmation that we are responding effectively to the industry's need for shade structures that contribute to customer enjoyment and result in increased revenues from visitors who want to return often to luxurious outdoor spaces."