From Hollywood to Hayman island, markilux takes pride of place

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16 June 2011
From Hollywood to Hayman island, markilux takes pride of place

German designer brand markilux comes fresh to Australia having mastered in the ‘art of awning’ across the globe.

Signature markilux awnings now adorn some of the most beautiful buildings in the world. From secluded celebrity homes in Hollywood Hills, to shaded-pool terraces in Fiji, markilux has become synonymous with luxury style.

Recently capturing key commercial accounts, markilux is now specified at high profile contemporary and heritage sites in the US and UK. Simon Lightfoot of markilux Australia says the brand has once again proven ‘its ability to integrate with an existing structure or counterpoint a dynamic leisure zone’.

The latest contemporary conquests for markilux include the freshly re-furbished Rosewood Hotel in Palo Alto, California and the five-star Bel Air Hotel located on Stone Canyon Road Los Angeles. Across the Atlantic, landmark heritage sites include the use of markilux awnings at the famous Centre Court in Wimbledon, at the Royal Albert Hall in London and within the 300-year old Ascot Racecourse complex in the wooded countryside next to Windsor Great Park. Distinguished by their un-relenting commitment to technical research and innovation, the all German- sun-shade company from Emsdetten brings 30 successful years to outdoor design aficionados in Australia.

“Following the global trend toward outdoor rooms and sun-conscious entertaining, markilux have placed innovation at the core of their business. They have simply lead the way with intelligent awning design,” says Simon Lightfoot adding that “markilux is now specified wherever endurance and aesthetics matter.”

Recently completed Australian projects include the upgrade of a tourist site at Southbank in Melbourne with a striking black and white awning system, and the use of vertical window awnings at a hotel complex on Hayman Island. The only awning company in the world to design and manufacture all components under one roof, markilux presents consumers and architects with a choice of more than 35 custom-built systems and a textile range of 285 possible colours and patterns. markilux ‘sun-smart’ features include fabrics with factor UPF 50+ protection, and a block out rate of 97% for all UV radiation.

While maintaining their valued brand hallmarks of strength, endurance and beauty, markilux has also been responsible for a wide range of industry ‘firsts’. Impressive ‘firsts’ include the bionic tendon’ strong enough to hold a small car; dirt-resistant nano-technology adapted from the Lotus plant and all the new ‘zip’ that incorporates both sun shade and gauze screen to provide total sun and insect protection.

Having made their name in the art of awnings, markilux high-tech components mean they ill continue to be the absolute first choice for architects and designers world-wide. Vigorously tested to withstand strong wind, rain and sun, markilux is available through a network of registered distributors across Australia. (

More than simply a shade system, markilux awnings are the epitome of German precision engineering and design, combining superior strength and functionality with aesthetic style and beauty.


With more than 40 years experience in technical research, markilux is the world leader in awning mechanisms and textiles. Designed and manufactured in Germany, markilux offers the largest range of premium external shading systems in Australia.

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