Many of our parasols such as the Giglio, Sirio and Poker are available with our optional MultiValve canopy system. The layered design provides much improved wind resistance and heat dissipation. The canopies, in our opinion, make for some of the most attractive parasols around, open or even closed!
The layered structure allows wind to pass through the canopy, greatly reducing any ‘sail’ effect to the point that parasols with MultiValve canopies can be used in previously inappropriate locations such as super yachts (see our maritime parasol, the Girasole Evolution). The layered structure also allows for any warm air that forms under the canopy to escape thus creating better ventilation on those warm days.
SHADEmakers has recently completed the installation of a Giglio parasol at Charles Darwin’s former home, Down House, located in the village of Downe in the London Borough of Bromley. The English naturalist’s home is now a museum, owned and managed by English Heritage and house and surrounding area has recently been nominated by the UK government to become a World Heritage Site. SHADEmakers has installed the double canopy Giglio parasol which features the MultiValve canopy system and an iroko post.