The Conran Shop, London – Markilux 1700 Installation.
Installed not long ago, four retractable awnings were installed at The Conran Shop, in Marylebone High Street, London.
Samson Awnings installed four of the Markilux 1700 designer awnings to provide shade and shelter for the outside area of The Conran Shop, accessed by a wall of sliding glass doors. With any large glass sliding door systems or bi folding doors, they offer great accessibility and vision, but the downside can often be excessive heat during warmer, sunny days, similar to a green house effect.
A retractable fabric awning is the perfect solution to control the intense sunlight and heat, extending the awning to project shade onto the window, thereby cooling the room inside.
As the photos document, the emphasis was very much on the design: a sensitivity to the matching of colour schemes, and enhancing the very attractive display of plants and outdoor products sold on the outside roof terrace area, which overlooks a courtyard. The overall appearance of the terrace has definitely been enhanced, as well as creating a more practical area that has better all round use. A piece of quiet serenity in the center of London.
Due to the installation being on the top floor terrace, wind sensors were advised in order to prevent over exposure to higher winds and prevent any potential damage.