Meet Us at the R + T Trade Fair

CARAVITA Big Ben Parasol with light and heating
See parasol Big Ben at the R + T Trade Fair in Spring 2018

From 27th February until 3rd March we will exhibit our most popular sun shades and sun sails at one of the world’s leading trade fairs for roller shutters, doors/gates and sun protection systems.

One of the bestsellers that you will be able to experience live is commercal parasol Big Ben. It was was created especially for the requirements of hospitality and contract business. No compromises when it comes to quick and easy operation, versatile options and accessories as well as its robust construction. Offering spacious coverage for multiple table settings and several seating groupings, the Big Ben commercial parasol is the perfect resort or restaurant shade solution. With a diameter width expanding up to 7m the Big Ben becomes a fixture in any setting.

The optional fitting with lights and heaters makes Big Ben one of the most popular choices for hospitality businesses. Therefore we will demonstrate how our strut lights Elegance as well as our SOLAMAGIC heaters can be attached and operated.

As part of our Big Ben collection, we will also present our newest parasol, Big Ben Freestyle, which was introduced in 2017. This new parasol allows customers to freely choose the form and size of their sun shade, creating unique shading solutions for spaces that require a highly customized parasol.

Parasol Supremo boasts the clever Easy-Lift-Balance-System, opening smoother and faster than other parasols. Two sets of struts provide extraordinary durability and enable impressive sizes of up to Ø6m! Whether used in the hospitality sector, at the pool, in the garden, on the terrace or in kindergartens and other public facilities – Supremo is always a great choice. Convince yourself of its advantages at the R + T trade fair.

The fourth parasol CARAVITA will exhibit is the cantilever umbrella Amalfi. Its clever construction creates even more room for tables and chairs and ensures that the shaded area does not wander as the parasol can be rotated by 360°.

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Would you like to get to know our products or are you already a CARAVITA fan who wants to discover our newest parasols? Meet us at the R + T Trade Fair in Stuttgart in hall 6 stall C12!

The “Ratskeller“ in Munich – A Restaurant that Celebrates its Tradition and Splendid Interior

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Its central location at the Munich Marienplatz is the first but certainly not the last reason why countless tourists visit the Ratskeller every day. Ratskeller translates to “cellar of the city hall” and indeed that is where the restaurant is situated. As Munich had started to grow rapidly in the 19th century, a new city hall was needed. The building plans from 1867 specified that the cellar should be a vast public house. The idea was quickly put into action and the building opened its gates in 1874.

Back then the public house already consisted of a maze of six connected vaults. Ceilings and walls were decorated with paintings and sculptures that tell the history of Munich and the almost sacred tradition of beer drinking – needless to say that both are intricately connected. As a result, many of the artworks are rather humorous and elevate the simple beverage to an object of cultural heritage.

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However, not only the curious decor of the Ratskeller may leave one wondering, but also the prices of drinks and meals when the traditional public house first opened. According to the official website, a litre of beer was 26 pennies. A quick conversion shows that prices have risen by almost 8000 % when considering that a “Maß” cost 10 Euros at the 2017 Oktoberfest! This increase is proof that beer must be one of the most popular drinks in this corner of the world and its fans think it is worth every cent.

Since its opening, the Ratskeller has been expanded and renovated several times. Next to the six original vaults, it now spans an even greater network of rooms and halls and has turned into a true underground labyrinth. Both Munich residents and foreign visitors look around in awe when being led to their table trough long corridors, past half hidden alcoves and great halls. One of these rooms, the “Sumpf”, has the flair of the Far East with its intricately painted arches. In contrast, the “Bacchuskeller” offers a typical Bavarian atmosphere that will leave you hungry for the region’s rustic cuisine.

On a culinary level, the Ratskeller will fulfill almost any desire. Besides traditional German delicacies the menu offers a range of dishes that take inspiration from cuisines around the world. Guests who do not want to spend a sunny day below ground can sit in the impressive courtyard of the restaurant, called the “Prunkhof”. Surrounded by the towering gothic walls and windows of the Ratskeller, one can escape the tourist hubbub for an afternoon here. The main feature of the courtyard is a spiral staircase and its decoration. Figures of stone tell of the different stages of life. Sitting under gloriously bright CARAVITA Primavera sunshades one can join in on one of Munich’s most popular pastimes: watching people go past and in turn being watched enjoying a coffee or piece of cake.

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The Caravita parasols in the “Prunkhof” of the Ratskeller are Primavera Premium round Ø 2 m, frame RAL 9016 white, canopy Acrylic U707, trim strip bordeaux E404, floating valance, bendable.

Impressive and versatile: Parasol Supremo

 

Its elegant design, the easy handling and the strong construction turn parasol Supremo into an impressive all-rounder for professionals as well as for private customers.
Hospitality, kindergartens, retirement homes and private customers equally rely on the professional parasol with its innovative Easy-Lift-Balance system!

Easy opening due to the balanced sliding mechanism


Supremo´s advanced mechanism is based on the balanced construction of the sunshade´s frame and make the parasol open half-way by itself when unlocked. With little effort the stainless steel handle is raised and Supremo automatically locked into place. This way even parasols with diameters of up to Ø 6 m are handled quickly and easily.

Robust and stable

The Supremo parasol is especially robust. This is because its struts are double supported and because the sunahde is equipped with double-hubs made of massive aluminium. Additional interior reinforcements are used to add even more stability to large parasols.

Parasol Supremo closes easily above tables and seatings


Tables, chairs and decoration can stay where they are when you close the Supremo. That is because of the integrated telescopic system which elongates the mast when you close the sunshade.

 

 

No matter where – enjoy the advantages of parasol Supremo and make it your loyal companion for this summer.

Big Ben Freestyle – New Hospitality Parasol custom-made in any form and size

Big Ben Freestyle 1000x750In 2017 CARAVITA is introducing a custom-made, professional parasol called Big Ben Freestyle. Size and form of the new shade can be defined by the client. Big Ben Freestyle allows for shading of outdoor dining areas up into every last corner. Even terraces with protruding walls and other obstacles can now be covered.

“The client sends his draft, we check the technical feasibility, and finally the parasol is produced exactly as specified. For example with a recess or an offset mast.”, CEO Michael Caravita says. “With Big Ben Freestyle we provide our clients with a professional shade and weather protection system up to 36m2.“

As with the standard sizes of the Big Ben series, Big Ben Freestyle benefits from an extremely robust construction. In the wind tunnel, the 3 x 3 m version of the professional parasol braves even storm winds of up to 100 km/h (63 mph).

As an option LED-lights can be integrated directly into the frame in order to serve clients until late in the evening. With the optionally integrated heating system it’s even possible to welcome guests until late into the cold season. Cables and wires are well protected and hidden from sight inside of the aluminum frame.

There’s also a wide range of colours to choose from. More than 200 RAL finishes for the frame, and premium acrylic awning fabrics in more than 100 colours are available. Additional options like rain gutters, side panels and individual prints make Big Ben Freestyle a highly individual shading solution for professionals.

Fashion boutique “Blach”

Patio Umbrella Amalfi Duo 2 by Caravita in front of fashion boutique Blach in Grafenau, GermanyThe fashion boutique Blach is settled in Grafenau, a little town in the idyllic surrounding of the Bavarian Forest. The white trendy Amalfi DUO 2 parasol with its two canopies, draws the customers attention to the fashion boutique. Customes can have a first look at the latest fashion collection of well-known brands or browse for bargains. Amalfi DUO 2 provides shade, where it is needed and protects customes and clothes from the sun.

Blach Fashion boutique is a family business, managed in third generation by Eva Maria Blach. Both, regular customers and tourists, appreciate the fashion boutique. A true love for fashion, honest advice, individuality, high quality and fair prices make the Blach fashion boutique something special.

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:

Europe
http://www.caravita.eu/photo-competition.html

USA
http://www.caravita-patioumbrellas.com/photo-competition.html