TREND SPOTTING- Cohesive Design for Community Town

The Danish city of Kolding dances to a different pulse. Approached by the towns administrators to provide a cohesive design of shade for the local town center. In 2010 the highly trafficked shopping areas were a hodgepodge of shades, lining up and down the streets. The challenge; provide shade that would expand the shopping and dining district with a beautiful and cohesive look. As a result, the city of Kolding commissioned Poulsen & Östberg Butiksindretning a Caravita partner to provide shades, one with a classic design that would provide lasting shade and rain protection to residents and tourists while shopping and dining.

Kolding is know for being one of the best corporate cities in the Danish region of Kolding-Vejte- Frederics. Thousands of people come daily to shop into the city.  With such high demand to cater to the outside shopping and dining experience, Caravita partnered with its distribution partner Poulsen & Östberg Butiksindretning,  and created this  new identity for Kolding. All of the dining and retail establishments were required to adhere to he new architectural guidelines .

Caravita sunshade Riviera in black with silver mast.

Adhering to the culture of Kolding, the town realized it had a lot to offer did not want to destroy the integrity of the cities beautiful architecture with retractable awnings, individual shades were the best solution. And very attractive ones at the that…

“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.

 

Caravita Reflects Part II

Our Riviera at the I Will Reflect table during the River Dogs game.

Next Saturday, May 29th at 7:00, Caravita will be joining The Spa at the Charleston Place Hotel’s I Will Reflect campaign once again at the Charleston Battery soccer game on Daniel Island.  We have learned from this melanoma awareness campaign the importance of seeking shade and applying sunscreen to protect from the sun’s harmful UV rays, especially between the hours from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Come find us under our white Riviera umbrella and discover how our design along with our Dickson fabric offer maximum UV protection. Along with Little Black Book, The Spa will also be entering those who are interested in a drawing to win a complementary facial. If you would like to see one of our umbrellas up close and help promote a good cause, come join in the fun next Saturday!  

Caravita Reflects

Tonight Caravita we will be joining The Spa at the Charleston Place Hotel’s “I Will Reflect” campaign at the River Dogs game at 7:00 p.m. We will be sponsoring one of our Riviera collection’s large white umbrellas at a table with “I Will Reflect.” The “I Will Reflect” campaign has partnered with MUSC  in  attempt to promote melanoma awareness in the Charleston area. They will be selling “I Will Reflect” bracelets which glow when exposed to the sun’s UV rays, reminding their wearers to apply sunscreen and seek shade between the hours from 10a.m. and 4p.m. Caravita umbrellas’ Dickson Constant fabric is developed with a water resistant and UV protectant, ideal for protecting its owners from harmful UV rays. If you are free tonight please join us under our large white umbrella!