Kitzbühel | Issue 44 | Winter 2018
In the Botanical Garden of Zurich, the State Museum of St. Pölten, at the Monastery of Melk, in Vienna’s Palm House, in Tokyo’s Mori Building, at the BMW Worlds in Munich, on Jumeirah´s Palm in Dubai or the Caribbean island of Aruba, fully automated sun-sails by SunSquare provide protection from the sun.
Initiated by a collaboration between entrepreneurial family Kautzky and designer Gerald Wurz, the cooperative effort in order to generate a new architecture of shade launched twenty-five years ago has since become productive in the most superlative sense. Established in Vienna in 1993, SunSquare Kautzky Gmbh has devised and manufactured motorized and fully automated sun-sails at an unsurpassed level of quality for a quarter of a century now. During that period, the company has generated shade through more than 15,000 sun-sails all over the world. More than 80 percent of the company’s business is for export, thus making SunSquare quite justified in seeing itself as market leader.
New standards in constructing sun-sails
More than 25 employees are constantly at work in Vienna and in Lower Austria creating new products, further developing existing products to new levels of efficiency, adapting customer wishes and, in doing so, setting brand new standards of quality in sun-sail manufacture. Reaching a maximum size of 76 m², the sun-sails can be installed outdoors on building foundations or indoors on ceilings, on walls or facades. Highest quality. Aesthetic design. Contemporary functionality. Those have always been the paramount values, the guiding lights evolving both the company and the development of its product, the original Sun-Sail. It is no wonder that this apogee of technical achievement, combined with transparent simplicity, was distinguished by the RED DOT DESIGN AWARD.