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Shadowspec showcase to the world at Expo 2020 Dubai

Posted by Jonathan Blampied on 13-Oct-2021 09:06:22

Shadowspec, has had the privilege of working with New Zealand Trade and Enterprise at Expo 2020 Dubai to supply umbrellas that enhance the New Zealand pavilion and the installations’ theme: Care for People and Place.

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Topics: Sun Protection, Outdoor Umbrellas, Shade systems, Outdoor Shade, commercial umbrella, commercial outdoor umbrella, outdoor design

A Brief History of the Market Umbrella

Posted by Jonathan Blampied on 21-Jul-2021 09:28:50

The market umbrella has a long regal history.

We are proud proponents of the umbrella, it's heritage and its future in the world.

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Topics: Shade systems, Outdoor Shade, Patio Umbrella, market umbrella

Outdoor Design Trends 2021: 21 Backyard design ideas.

Posted by Jonathan Blampied on 24-Nov-2020 10:46:08

In 2020 we released our definitive guide to backyard design to enthusiastic, wonderful triumph, we engaged with thousands of people from all over the world and facilitated their outdoor space designs. Since then we have been in communication with outdoor specifiers, designers and architects in their quest to expand backyards in a post-COVID world. As more people spend time within their own personal bubble, we've talked to experts across a broad spectrum to find the top outdoor trends for 2021.

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Topics: Outdoor Shade, outdoor design, outdoor living, BBQ

Paving Design Ideas to Spruce up your Yard for 2022

Posted by Jonathan Blampied on 19-Nov-2020 10:00:00

We’ve often touched on the ways to update your outdoor area and new paving is a great way to do this. There’s no better way to get your neighbours poking their head up over the fence and looking down in awe at your inspiring, clean and tidy backyard with great paving.

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Topics: Outdoor Shade, outdoor living, Outdoor trends

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