“Hans im Glück” – enjoy delicious Burger creations!

“Hans im Glück” (Eng. “Hans in Luck”, brothers Grimm fairytale) has the aim to give a special moment of hapiness to all its guests with its burger creations. No matter if you wish to have a classic burger with beef or if you prefer a vegetarian dish with avocado – at this restaurant in the “Luisenstraße” street in Munich every guest gets something special according to the individual taste.
Already at noon there is hustling and bustling going on at the restaurant. In no time the small inner yard of the restaurant is filling up with people. Protected below the CARAVITA Samara parasols people enjoy their burgers outside. With a cosy ambience like this, some guests would love to prolongate their lunch break.

"Hans im Glück"
“Hans im Glück”

CARAVITA Awarded Best Of Houzz 2016

Over 35 Million Monthly Unique Users Nominated Best Home Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals in North America and Around the World

Berlin, Germany, January 26, 2016CARAVITA of Germany has won “Best Of Customer Service” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The manufacturer of patio umbrellas with over 20 years of experience was chosen by the more than 35 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.

Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2015. A “Best Of Houzz 2016” badge will appear on winners’ profiles, as a sign of their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz.

„We are very proud about having received this prestigious award. We’ll work hard in order to show that we are worthy of the trust set into us by the Houzz-Community!”, CEO Michael Caravita comments.

“Anyone building, remodeling or decorating looks to Houzz for the most talented and service-oriented professionals” said Liza Hausman, vice president of Industry Marketing for Houzz. “We’re so pleased to recognize CARAVITA, voted one of our “Best Of Houzz” professionals by our enormous community of homeowners and design enthusiasts actively remodeling and decorating their homes.”

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Best of Houzz Award

What started out in 1993 with a simple idea and a single patio umbrella called Primus, grew to be a worldwide successful concept with shade solutions for every application. CARAVITA’s goal has always been to devise and produce innovative, high-quality shade products – suitable even for the most discerning clients. Today CARAVITA® is one of the leading brands for premium shades as well as a synonym for quality and design. The variety of creative options impresses designers and architects around the world.

About Houzz
Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish. Houzz connects millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world. Houzz is the easiest way for people to find inspiration, get advice, buy products and hire the professionals they need to help turn their ideas into reality. Headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, Houzz also has international offices in London, Berlin, Sydney, Moscow and Tokyo.

Season opening with hospitality parasol Big Ben!

CARAVITA’s Big Ben presents itself as a multifunctional and extremely robust parasol for hospitality. In the wind tunnel testing this professional parasol resists even stormy winds of up to 100km/h for its 3x3m version! Available in many sizes, Big Ben is suitable for large terraces as well as narrow outdoor areas of small cafes. Optional extras such as gutters, side walls, advertising prints and integrated lighting & heating systems make the Big Ben a multifunctional genius.

Big Ben Demovideo
Big Ben wind tunnel test

Big Ben, Hotel Kempsinski, Frankfurt, Germany
Big Ben, Kempsinski Hotel, Frankfurt, Germany
Big Ben, Kempinski Hotel, Frankfurt, Germany
Big Ben, Kempinski Hotel, Frankfurt, Germany with lights and heaters

CARAVITA Photo Competition: Check out the first submissions!

The CARAVITA Photo Competition is in full swing! Many pictures of sun sails and parasols from all over the world have been sent to us (and still are). We’re happy to show you a selection of the best submissions in advance.

Have a look at our selection of the first favorite places of our contributors from France:

Belvedere, Saint Clement de Riviere, France
Belvedere, Saint Clement de Riviere, France
Big Ben, Le Grand Café, Serignan, France
Big Ben, Le Grand Café, Serignan, France
Sun sail, Pont Gibaud, France
Sun sail, Pont Gibaud, France

You like the submissions, but you don’t know how to best stage your parasol?
Then have a look at our photo guide! Here you will find a few tips and tricks. They are simple to use and will help you to present your CARAVITA parasol or sun sail in the best possible way.

You want to participate? Start right now! Submit your photos and take part in our photo competition. You’ll find all the necessary information right here:



Photo competition – Win 1.000 € / $ 900 with your CARAVITA patio umbrella!

Your terrace is the most beautiful and comfortable place in the whole wide world? Your restaurant is the hotspot and the place to be? Your well-groomed perfect garden with pool is adorned with a CARAVITA sun sail?

Then grab your camera and show us your favorite place! It doesn’t matter whether you have a DSLR camera, a tablet or a smartphone – we are looking forward to the most beautiful photos of your gardens, terraces, bars, cafés and restaurants with installed CARAVITA-patio umbrellas and sunsails.

There are no limits to your imagination when taking photos. It’s your decision whether you take your pictures in the morning hour or in the evening, catch the most beautiful moment and convince the CARAVITA jury to win the 1st prize of 1.000 € / $ 900 cash. To show us all aspects of your favorite place you can submit up to 5 photos of a single project.

By applying some simple tricks, photos often become a lot more interesting to the viewer. Therefore we prepared a little photo guide for you. Learn how to improve the photos of your patio umbrella or sun sail in order to get the best results. You’ll find the guide on “how to take better photos” here.

Your photos are all done and you’d like to submit them? They you should pay a visit to the CARAVITA homepage. You’ll find the registration form, detailed information as well as the terms and conditions of the competition.

European participants please visit:

USA participants please visit:

Bremer - Bar and Restaurant
Your photo could look like this. It doesn’t matter whether you show us your garden
or restaurant; we are looking forward to your photo.

“Magic comes in all shapes and sizes”




Ivory center masted Big Ben
Light green Riviera with wind roof
Fig colored Riviera with wind roof

Located in Amonk, New York,

Mariani Gardens allows its visitors to be emerged into indoor and outdoor landscapes of intricate designs.  Owner Michael Mariani uses his creative abilities to work with customers to create a unique landscape in a vast open area of land or small, intimate space.  He has traveled worldwide to bring exotic trees, shrubs, annuals, and perrenials to the gardens. As you travel throughout the gardens you will be exposed to “one-of-a-kind landscape” with a blend foliage and stone, designed by Chesney’s of London. The gardens will also take you through an indoor setting with Japanese influence such as bonsai trees, palms, and other exotic foliage.  Mariani Gardens also has a florist that will design  arrangements of “exotic blooms”for your home, business, bar mitzvah,or wedding.

Caravita‘s five sunshades  are scattered about the showrooms and gardens creating seating areas and vignettes for your inspiration.  These photos display our umbrellas’ various colors and customization options that can be tailored to  to their  customers preference, contemporary or classic.    Our special wind roofs shown in our fig and light green Rivera umbrellas allow extra ventilation from the top of the umbrellas.   See our more traditional design in our Samara with valances, beautiful on an outdoor patio, or see how our cantilevered Amalfi can be displayed in the indoor glassed patio. A simple center masted Big Ben looks sharp in the garden setting above.


Gray cantilevered Amalfi
Natural white Samara with valances

 Like us, Mariani works with his clients to customize an ideal landscape with stone expressions, ceramics, and flowers to their preference.  Enjoy a day outside visiting Mariani Gardens and gain new design insight for your indoor and outdoor furnishings or landscapes.