Was it Picasso’s paintings wowing guests at the Royal Academy of Arts or our Parasols in the courtyard?
Art fans admired work by the artist in the gallery and we dressed the outside area with five stunning Parasols.
Our Ibiza Parasols transformed the courtyard at the Royal Academy to protect visitors in all weather.
It was part of the gallery’s plan to adhere to strict Government guidelines and be more Covid-compliant in 2020.
What did we deliver?
Four Parasols, measuring 3×3 metres, and a larger, commercial Cantilever Parasol, were supplied to the London site by us.
The arched-back Cantilever Parasol covered the museum’s coffee bar, with fully adjustable height and angle settings.
They provide the café bar with much-needed shade from the sun and shelter from the rain.
The collaboration coincided with the Picasso and Paper Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts.
The Parasol enquiry came in to us just as the first lockdown was lifted.
Parasols transformed the London courtyard
As commercial outdoor hospitality suppliers, we are constantly searching the market to provide the best value, premium quality collection of Parasols for bars, hotels, restaurants, cafes and golf clubs.
We worked hard to find the best product for the courtyard at the Royal Academy.
The outdoor entrance looked really good after our parasols were in position.
Visitors made use of them from day one and we certainly believe they will be well used long into the colder months.
The Parasols enhanced the outdoor area, making it more atheistically pleasing.
We understand the events and hospitality industry through years of working hard to find outdoor solutions for people. It is what we do best.
Matthew Brown, who works for Sodexo and manages the catering facility at the Royal Academy of Arts, said: “The parasols have been a tremendous help to us.
“They are durable and the largest one covers our coffee bar which means we have been able to serve refreshments outside, even when the weather has let us down.
“If the rain came prior to having the Parasols installed from In Your Corner, we had to close up.
“This isn’t what we wanted to do, but we had no choice as were always very dependent on the courtyard remaining dry.
“We are now serving coffee for longer and that’s great news for us and all our art gallery guests.
“When we reopened after lockdown and visitors started coming back, the other four, smaller parasols proved invaluable too.
“They refreshed the courtyard and made it look new and inviting. They were also good protection from the sun in the summer.
“Overall, we’re very pleased and we will definitely be working with Richard and the team at in your corner very soon. We can’t recommend in your corner enough.”