May domestic and commercial umbrellas

May Umbrellas and Parasols

For a long time, May have been a leading trade name for premium parasols. From the start, the company has resolutely pursued a policy of transferring creative concepts into technical solutions. The result is multi-purpose sunshades, used and proven in all kinds of weather, day by day, worldwide, making May Umbrellas the obvious choice. With a range of great designs, all available in eye catching colour schemes, May are a great choice for anyone for a commercial or domestic parasol.

Founded in 1983 in Betzenweiler, located in the German region of upper-Swabia, May Umbrellas was and still is a family run business. Whilst they have now expanded to well over 100 employees, the company still stick to the same principles they had when they first started out. May stand for having innovative products, creativity and consistency in pursuing better solutions.

Almost 39 years later, May is run by the second generation of the family, and are still one of the world leaders in premium large umbrellas. With a large in-house production team that constantly strive for innovation, May produce aluminium umbrella products that are used around the world.

From hotels and resorts, to shops and restaurants, and even domestic applications such as houses and pools, the applications for May umbrellas are endless.

The current May range of umbrellas takes inside supported umbrellas, centre pole umbrellas and even a brand new design called Eccentric Centre Pole.

Side Supported Umbrellas

May Mezzo umbrellas

A residential cantilever parasol, designed to be easy to use without losing stability or aesthetic beauty, making it an easy choice.


side arm umbrella from May, the Dacapo

A residential cantilever parasol that uses a simple ball joint to make a flexible designer parasol popular available in different shapes.


May Rialto

A commercial cantilever parasol only available in round shape, the Rialto has been designed to be hugely robust yet eye pleasing.


Need help deciding on the right umbrella for your needs or require more information? 

Contact our sales team on 01933 448844 or alternatively click here and complete our online contact form and our team will contact you. 

Centre Pole Umbrellas

May Filius umbrella

A classic centre pole umbrella designed for the commercial sector and available in numerous shapes to suit your business needs.


May Schatello large commercial umbrellas

A giant centre pole umbrella for the commercial sector. This umbrella can also easily be turned into a habitable outdoor shelter area.


May Albatros giant umbrella

A gigantic commercial centre pole umbrella. It can cover an area up to 78m² and can be fitted with infrared heaters, LED lights and speakers.


Not quite what your looking for? 

View our complete Parasol and Umbrellas range here

Looking for an alternative manufacture click on the brands below for more information

Paraflex | Uhlmann | Vortex

contact Samson Awnings for domestic or commercial umbrella pricing


How can I order? Our approach

For many years we’ve helped our domestic and commercial awning and canopy customers.

How can I order? Our approach

1. Take several pictures of the area where you are looking to create an outdoor space.
2. Send your images with your details.
3. Tell us a little about what you want to achieve e.g. sun protection, rain protection, all year round use of space and so on.
4. If you have any preferences already, things such as retractable, fixed or both in one system. Don’t worry if you haven’t as we can advise and guide you later if needed. Read more

Email us today or call us on 01933 448 844 to discuss your requirements.