Streetscape shading encourages outdoor shopping and entertainment

July 1, 2017  |  Case Studies, Exteriors

Outdoor entertainment and shopping spaces are popular in temperate climates for good reason. Everyone loves outdoor settings to listen to music, window shop and eat in open-air environments. Under the sometimes-sweltering California sun, however, open-air facilities need shaded areas for UV protecti…
Fabric creates a forest canopy

July 1, 2017  |  Industry News, News

Imagine walking through a dense forest canopy made entirely of fabric. That was the vision of French designer Élise Fouin, who was tasked with showcasing the Sunbrella® Indoor-Outdoor 2015-2017 Fabric Collection in a new and unique way. Fouin created a mosaic of colors in shades ranging from earth…
Italian library and café features colorful shade

July 1, 2017  |  Industry News, News

The Piazza della Signoria in Florence, Italy, a plaza central to the city’s history, is a popular tourist attraction and gathering spot. A short walk away, located amidst a series of courtyards, is the Brac Bookstore + Café, a fresh, modern respite from the hubbub of the square. Recently, the 807…
Offering the right shade solutions drives success at Specialty Trim & Awning Inc.

July 1, 2017  |  Features

“Every time the phone rings we have a new opportunity to see how we can help somebody,” says Jerry Margrave, MFC, owner of Specialty Trim & Awning Inc., Bakersfield, Calif. “That’s the way we look at it—we’re helping people solve a problem, whether it be sun coming in a window, the n…
Safety Components expands management

July 1, 2017  |  Company News, News

Safety Components, Greenville, S.C., has named Ana-Maria Petrea as merchandise planning manager. Petrea will manage planning for Safety Components’ rapidly growing product lines, such as WeatherMAX® performance outdoor fabric, Armor AP, Glide Ice and PBI Max structural firefighting materials.
Dramatic stadium opens in Saskatchewan

July 1, 2017  |  Industry News, News

An exciting new stadium is rising on the Canadian prairie. Part of the Regina Revitalization Initiative, the new Mosaic Stadium will be home to the Canadian Football League’s Saskatchewan Roughriders. Slated to open in the summer of 2017, the multipurpose facility seats 33,000 and can expand to 40…
Impressive entrance welcomes Australian shoppers

July 1, 2017  |  Projects

The Pacific Fair Porte Cochere is the impressive entrance structure that acts as the main entry point to the newly renovated $670 million Pacific Fair Shopping Centre in Queensland, Australia. The entrance structure is an extension of the fabric architecture applied to the resort section of the faci…
Bui joins Serge Ferrari North America

July 1, 2017  |  Company News, News

Serge Ferrari North America, Pompano Beach, Fla., welcomes Julie Bui to the sales team as regional sales manager for the South Central United States. She will handle sales and service of Serge Ferrari products in the states of Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Il…