Aluminium Umbrellas

Type S16 - Tension Umbrella

Stay stylish and safe in any weather condition with this commercial patio umbrella's classic design and innovative balance system - awarded with the Red Dot Design Award.



  • M00FR White (00)
  • M11FR Yellow (11)
  • M21FR Beige (21)
  • M31FR Red (31)
  • M35FR Bordeaux (35)
  • M41FR Green (41)
  • M42FR Dark green (42)
  • M52FR Dark blue (52)
  • M81FR Anthracite (81)
  • M91FR Black (91)

Individual Configuration

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Product information


The Type S16 is a classic, and elegantly designed commercial patio umbrella that is not only aesthetically pleasing but also equipped with a balance system to prevent sudden falls and avoid any risk of injury. This model comes in square form, available in the sizes 2.5x2.5m and 3x3m, as well as round shape in the size of 3m, with optional sizes of 3.5x3.5m and 4m. The S16 is very easy to operate with its simple tensioning device, and its high-quality appearance makes it a popular choice in the private sector and in the commercial sectors such as gastronomy and the hotel industry.

Benefits & Features

  • Lightweight extruded hubs and frame-based covers ensure portability and durability 
  • Fabric-protecting corner caps and a simpler tensioning system enhance durability and longevity 
  • Full aluminium construction, including rectangular spokes and a round mast, resists water corrosion 
  • Easy to open and close with a single hub-mounted aluminium handle 
  • Electric cables are hidden within the four-chamber column for a clean appearance 
  • Recyclable materials and designed to withstand wind speeds of up to 60 km/h with proper anchorage 
  • Accessories such as LED lighting, a telescopic pole protective sleeve, a rain gutter (for square umbrellas only), and a frame base cover are available to enhance functionality and aesthetics.


  • Cover: Replaceable, fade, light and water-resistant, withstands all weather conditions, attached to spoke ends with aluminium end caps and stainless steel bolts. 
  • Anchor: Frame base to be loaded with concrete blocks or ground tube type 060. Printing: 
  • Printing: Digital print, screen print, dispersion dye print. 
  • Mast: Umbrella spokes made of rectangular aluminium sections of 30 x 20 x 2mm, the mast of a round aluminium section of 60 mm, and an aluminium telescope with section dimensions of 30 x 30 x 3mm. 
  • Mechanics: Tension mechanism operated by an aluminium handle with a zinc-coated spring steel strap that controls an internal telescope system. 
  • Accessories: LED lighting, protective sleeve with a telescopic pole, rain gutter to connect adjoining umbrellas (only square umbrellas), and cover for the frame base. 
  • Fabrics & Colors
    • MDT-tex 260 (polyester, coating-polyurethane), weight- 260 g/gsm, tear resistance warp - 2000 N, flame retardant up to B1-DIN 4102-1, M1, NFPA 701 - Flat and Folded. 
    • Optional MDT-tex 300 (polyacrylate), weight- 300 g/gsm, tear resistance warp - 1450 N.



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MDT-tex is a global leader in the design, development, and supply of high-quality umbrellas and shading systems. With over 20 years of experience in this field, we have established ourselves as a trusted name in the industry, providing our customers with innovative and sustainable solutions. Our team of experts is dedicated to delivering customized solutions that suit each your individual needs, offering consultation, drawing, animation, visualization, and on-site application services. We provide you with the guidance and expertise you need to find the perfect shade solution.

Embrace resistance and style with a Tension Umbrella

The S16 parasol by MDT-tex is a popular choice for commercial patio applications due to its portability and durability. With a simple tensioning system and a clean, high-quality appearance, it's easy to use and aesthetically pleasing. The umbrella is made of recyclable materials and designed to withstand wind speeds of up to 60 km/h with proper anchorage, making it a smart investment for businesses. Optional accessories, such as LED lighting and a protective cover, can enhance the functionality and aesthetics of the parasol.

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