Parasoleil Panels Cast Artful Shadows
Architectural copper panels inspired by iconic designs from around the world
We don't typically think of shade as being beautiful, unless we've been wandering through the desert with the hot sun beating down on us for days. In this case shade most definitely becomes a sight for sore eyes. The artists behind Parasoleil want to change this.
The patterns cut into Parasoleil copper panels cast gorgeous shadows, turning shade into a visually captivating element. Five standard patterns are available: Continental Flower, Flanigan, Kenyan, Lemon Drop and Onion. Ten more patterns have recently been added. Over time, the copper panels will develop a rich patina of dark bronze or green verdigris depending on your climate. View the standard pattern options (PDF).
Not only do these patterned panels cast appealing shadows, but they are also attractive when viewed from above. A patio cover constructed of Parasoleil panels makes a wonderful focal point from a second story deck or window. Plants can also be trained to climb up and over a Parasoleil shade structure, providing greenery and additional privacy.
Parasoleil panels are a green-certified product that can contribute to LEED certification. They are made of 90-95% recycled copper in the USA with energy-efficient in waterjet manufacturing. Plus, copper lasts forever without maintenance, so you won't have to replace your shade structure like you would with wood or clean or treat it with harmful chemicals.
Custom patterns, materials and sizes are available. Waterjet technology makes it possible to cut nearly any pattern. Simply submit a drawing or CAD file and the Parasoleil team will assess its structural integrity and produce custom panels. Custom materials options include cor-ten steel, aluminum, powder-coated steel, composites, wood, stone, ceramic, fiberglass or acrylic glass.
Once you install Parasoleil panels you'll never look at shade the same way. Thankfully this new found appreciation will be due to the artful shadows, not a near-death experience in the desert. Parasoleil panels can also be used as privacy screens, deck railings, architectural accents, tabletops, gates and more.