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Aluminium Umbrellas - Type S16 | MDT-tex

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  • Use

    Outdoor equipment, garden umbrellas
  • Applications

    Residences, restaurants, hotels, public and private events
  • Characteristics

    Full aluminium umbrella, all materials are resistant to water corrosion, single hub-mounted aluminium handle, telescopic pole, hidden electric cables, all parts are recyclable
  • Colors

    White, yellow, beige, red, green, dark green, dark blue, silver, anthracite, black

More about this product

MDT-Tex introduces a premium range of tensile parasols, specifically tuned to customers that require an aesthetic touch to their wind-stable umbrellas.

The new Home collection offers several advantages to MDT-Tex classic line including strong and lightweight extruded hubs, fabric protecting corner caps, a simpler and lighter tensioning system and sleek frame-base covers for mobile units. Type S16 Aluminium Umbrellas are part of a range of umbrellas that sets a new standard in terms of aesthetics and functionality without compromising their strength and quality standards that exist in their industrial ranges.


  • Open and closes with a single hub-mounted aluminum handle
  • All materials are resistant to the effects of water corrosion
  • Telescopic pole allows the umbrella to open and close above table height
  • Full aluminum umbrella
  • Electric cables are hidden from sight within four-chamber column inside the center mast
  • All struts in the open state replaceable
  • All umbrella parts recyclable
  • Designed to withstand wind speeds up to 60 km/h (with the proper ground anchorage)


The textile cover is attached to the spoke ends by aluminum end caps and stainless steel bolts. The cover is replaceable and is fade, light and water-resistant.


  • Frame base to be loaded with concrete blocks
  • Ground tube (type 060)


  • Digital print
  • Screenprint
  • Dispersion dye print

MDT-Tex umbrella spokes are made of rectangular aluminum sections of 30 x 20 x 2 mm. The mast is made of a round aluminum section of 60 mm. The aluminum telescope has section dimensions of 30 x 30 x 3 mm. Strut connecting hubs are made of extruded aluminum high strength profile. All parts are screwed together and the frame, the end caps, acorn, hub and the handle (anthracite) is powder-coated (Polyester powder ca. 80 μ).


  • MDT-Tex 260
    (polyester, coating- polyurethane), Weight - 260 g/gsm, water column - >700 mm, spray test - 5/5, uv colour resistance - 6/8, breathability - 50 l/(dm2xmin); tear resitance warp - 2000 N, flame retardant up to B1 - DIN 4102-1, M1, NFPA 701 - Flat and Folded.
  • Optional MDT-Tex 300
    (polyacrylate), Weight - 300 g/gsm, water column - > 350 mm, spray test - 5/5, uv colour resistance - 7-8/8; tear resitance warp - 1450 N.

Aluminium Umbrellas - Type S16 - Colors

Red Dot award

The S16 won the prestigious Red Dot award in 2018 in the category Best of the Best for its functions and high level of customization. The Red Dot distinction is an internationally sought-after seal of quality for good design. The Red Dot: Best of the Best is awarded for ground-breaking design and is the top prize in the Red Dot Award: Product Design. This prize is reserved for the best products in a category.

This year, companies and designers from 59 countries entered more than 6,300 innovations in the Red Dot Award: Product Design, a higher number than ever before. Just 1.1% of all entries – received the top award in the competition, the Red Dot: Best of the Best. All of the designs have one thing in common: They represent the current status of product design and give insights into their future.

The judging criteria include amongst others:

  • Degree of innovation
  • Functionality
  • Formal quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Durability
  • Symbolic and emotional content
  • Product periphery
  • Self-explanatory quality
  • Ecological compatibility

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