Imaginative shade structures

March 1st, 2023

Stretch Shapes For the Hard Summer Music Festival in Southern California, event promoter Insomniac reached out to Stretch Shapes, Eugene, Ore., to create colorful, airy shade structures that doubled as artistic elements. Stretch Shapes proposed three massive geometric pinwheels, each measuring 110 feet in diameter. The manufacturer partnered directly with a mill to custom build […]

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Outdoor lifestyles of the rich and famous

April 1st, 2020

A retractable canopy provides just the right shading in the California sun. Photos: Arya Group. Villa Sarbonne, a Bel Air mega mansion, was designed with no detail left unattended. The 25,000-square-foot home boasts nine bedrooms, 15 bathrooms, a movie theater, hair salon, spa and even a car elevator that rises seamlessly from underground to deliver […]

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Patio canopy expands church services

April 1st, 2019

Summers are hot in San Ramon, Calif., located 35 miles east of San Francisco in the San Ramon Valley. The community is home to St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, designed in the 1980s by Aaron Green, an associate of Frank Lloyd Wright. The church features a beautiful patio that congregants like to use for […]

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Slide-in-wire canopy

July 1st, 2018

The patented Infinity Canopy is a dynamic and versatile slide-on-wire canopy. Its modular design allows it to adapt to any space, be configured in one or multiple colors, and change within minutes to create new designs and patterns—even on existing pergolas. It uses readily available parts and shade panels, which eliminates production time and simplifies […]

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Infinite possibilities

May 1st, 2016

Even though many options exist for outdoor canopies for residential and commercial use, Dr. Alan Shargani couldn’t find one that would work for his home. He found that the canopies available were difficult to install and maintain. Made from one long piece of fabric, they required precise measurements and fabrication, and once they were installed […]

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U.S. patent covers Infinity Canopy’s shade system

February 26th, 2016

The U.S. Patent Office has issued a patent number covering the unique features of Infinity Canopy. This is the first patent issued for the Los Angeles, Calif.-based Infinity Canopy Inc., with more patents pending. Infinity Canopy is a dynamic and versatile retractable canopy with a modular design that allows it to adapt to any space. […]

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