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Start the season in style

a dirty parasol next to a cleaned parasol

The terrace of a café, hotel or restaurant is the first thing passers-by will notice, it’s the showpiece. So the old saying really applies to your terrace: you only get one chance to make a good first impression. Just think how it makes you feel if you wander past an untidy terrace with dirty, worn-out parasols. If the terrace looks uncared-for, that doesn’t inspire confidence in the rest of the business. People will be quick to decide that what comes…

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Visit Symo at Food’in Sud and SMAHRT

Food’in Sud From 26 to 28 January Symo will be providing inspiration for terrace operators at Food’in Sud in Marseille, the biennial trade fair for professionals in the hotel and restaurant business. More than 300 stand holders will take you on a three day trip to the Mediterranean, showing off all the latest innovations and solutions and providing clever tips and insights. You’ll find Symo in Hall 1 on Stand 04 D. 26-28 January 2020, Parc Chanot, Marseille https://foodinsud.com/ SMAHRT…

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Boosting profits with a winter terrace

Couple cozy under blankets on a winter terrace

A well-run terrace can make a major contribution to the profits of a cafe or hotel. Shorter daylight hours and falling temperatures are no reason to panic. With care and thought it’s perfectly possible to extend the terrace season. Put in the effort and you’ll see your terrace performing well right through the winter. And the smokers will be grateful for a cosy spot where smoking is still allowed. Around one in four people around the world are daily smokers(1).…

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Is your terrace ready for the winter?

Beginning of the winter season

Winter is here, the days are shorter, the sun is low in the sky and temperatures are falling. But that doesn’t mean you have to close down your terrace for months on end. People still enjoy a cup of coffee outside during the winter. But of course they have to be comfortable. While many terraces will be closed down, clever businesses manage to bring in substantial profits during this period by setting up a carefully thought out winter terrace where…

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Symo at Horeca Expo 2019

In November, Symo Parasols will be looking forward to meeting you at Horeca Expo. From 17 – 21 November 2019, we’ll be on stand 3147 in Room 3, waiting to tell you about recent developments in parasol land. Premiere of the Trevo floating parasol We’re taking the opportunity of Horeca Expo to launch our new product, the Trevo parasol. We’re in the right place as the Trevo is the perfect product for terraces in hotels, restaurants and other catering establishments.…

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How much do parasols bring in?

Yield parasols - well performing terrace

While many catering businesses invest primarily in their terrace furniture, it is, in fact, the parasols that bring in extra revenue for your terrace. Nice tables and chairs are important for the comfort of your customers, but it isn’t the tables that allow them to sit comfortably on the terrace in the blazing sunshine, and the chairs won’t keep them dry if it rains. So you should select high-quality parasols from the world go. The initial cost may be higher,…

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Winter Service

Parasols before and after cleaning during Symo Winterservice

You’ve invested in high-quality parasols because of the returns they bring, now you want to keep them in top condition. If you bring them indoors during the winter, you’ll need space to store them safely. Space you would probably prefer to use to serve your customers. Sound familiar? Then the Symo Winter Service may be what you’re looking for. No storage headaches for you, and when spring comes your terrace will look sparkling new. What’s included in the Symo Winter…

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Beat the pop-up bars at their own game

Cocktails on Pop-up summer bar

The emergence of the pop-up bar Pop-up winter and summer bars are everywhere now, appearing suddenly in our cities and disappearing just as quickly when the season is over. Their temporary nature makes them particularly attractive to customers, who are always looking for novelty. An interesting test environment Pop-ups can also provide an ideal test environment for catering businesses: you can try out a new idea in a separate location, choose a theme to suit the temporary site or experiment…

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Sywawa launches new design parasol at Il Salone del Mobile!

Visit us at the Il Salone del Mobile fair and meet our brand new Geisha Parasol! The well known Dutch designer Marcel Wanders created our brand new Geisha Design Parasol. We are very proud to introduce this SUBLIME DESIGN PARASOL to the public on the fair Il Salone del Mobile in Milan from 17th till 22nd of April. Come and visit us in Hall 10 on stand F16 and we’ll introduce you to our GEISHA PARASOL!

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Sywawa in the Spanish press

sombrilla-terraza gulliver symo parasols

Articles in Spanish magazine on “Garden & Terrace” The Spanish magazine Brico Decoracion, which specializes in “Garden & Terrace”, has dedicated several pages to our Sywawa design parasols under the title of “Parasols for design terraces”. You can view the articles here: Article 1 • Article 2

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Video: Cape Wood parasol opens with autolift system.

Cape Wood parasol opent met autolift systeem

You’ll never believe how easy our Cape Wood parasols opens and closes. Do you think opening and closing your terrace parasol is a hassle? Check this short movie and convince yourself that opening and closing your parasol with our autolift system is a piece of cake! Our Cape Wood parasol is made from Eucalytpus wood from a sustainable responsible supply chain. (FSB and Sedex certificates)

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The Frou Frou Parasol Dances to the Rhythm of the Wind

Frou Frou parasol valt in de smaak bij designers en architecten

Archi-living, a global web magazine created by architects and designers visited our stand at the Salon del Mobile 2017 in Milan. Our popular and unique Frou Frou parasol caught their attention. Archi-Living was so impressed with the daring design of this remarkable parasol that they wrote a wonderful article about it. Read an excerpt: … the parasol technique is hidden from the view (it’s situated on the top of the parasol) and the raffia freely hangs in the wind. This…

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Gulliver Parasol on French TV!

Chateau Castigno, Assignan - Gulliver Parasol

Our Gulliver Parasol stars in this French TV interview! Our Gulliver parasols stars on French TV! Thanks to our Belgian friends at the Château Castigno in Assignan.

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Sywawa from Belgium amazes the design world in Milan

frou frou parasol in de wind - Sywawa verbluft designwereld in Milaan

Sywawa has secured a ticket to take part in the Il Salone del Mobile exhibition in Milan from 4 to 9 April. Because this privilege is only granted to the very best in the world, this is already a tremendous achievement. “But that’s no reason for us to be complacent,” says managing director Pierre Christiaens. “For us, Milan is the ideal showcase to really break through in the international arena.” Tickets only for the very best For decades, the international…

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New Parasol: Cache-Cache Wood

Cache Cache Wood

Sywawa’s surprising inside Sywawa is expanding its collection of design parasols for the summer of 2017 with the refined Cache-Cache Wood model. “It has a surprising inside” says Pierre Christiaens, CEO. Wake up! Sywawa is a collection of design parasols that is shaking up the slumbering world of parasols with surprising designs. The slogan “Sunbelievable Design Parasols” conveys that philosophy. Anyone who wants to stand out, to take a risk, who loves design and wants to surprise the guests on…

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Sywawa revamps the traditional straw beach parasol.

Tahiti parasols gesloten

Sywawa is expanding its collection of designer parasols for 2017 with the colourful Tahiti. Designer Mark Gabbertas: ”The Tahiti parasol is a contemporary reinterpretation of the traditional straw beach parasol that is strikingly reminiscent of distant and exotic beaches”. Iconic and contemporary Mark Gabbertas likes to see how far he can go in re-inventing an existing and well-known iconic object by experimenting with materials, shapes and colours. With the Tahiti parasol, he is making a completely contemporary statement based on…

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