The type E parasol is a design model specially developed by MDT-tex, the shape of which is derived from nature. The membrane of the tulip umbrella resembles an upwardly directed flower and its surfaces form a kind of funnel due to their curvature. The umbrella struts are located above the membrane when opened and are not visible from below. The special feature of the parasol type E is not only its appearance, but also its functionality. Due to the upward flower shape, rainwater can be collected and drained between the plexiglass cover and the umbrella mast.

Depending on the anchoring of the tulip umbrella, the water can now be drained into the ground, collected in a cistern or drained above ground in the mobile version. In addition to water drainage, the parasol can also be equipped with Smart Systems, such as a water filtration system. In addition, the tulip umbrellas can be individually designed with effects such as lighting (LED lamps), scent emission or imprints on the membrane, thus creating an extraordinary ambience for any location.

The parasol type E is square, available in the sizes 4x4m, 5x5m and 6x6m and round with the diameter 4m, 5m and 6m. Type E can be opened or closed with a removable hand crank. The tulip umbrellas have an aluminium frame with a plexiglass covering that surrounds the mast and allows water drainage. MDT-tex offers various materials for membranes. Let us advise you individually to make a choice between MDT-tex 260 FR, MDT-tex 480 PVC or MDT-tex 680 PVC. The tulip umbrellas can be installed as a mobile solution, with an umbrella stand or as a fixed construction with a foundation.

This special parasol can be used for various locations and events. Its special design creates a very special ambience and is the perfect alternative to the classic parasol.

Due to the wide spectrum of different span widths, the tulip umbrella can be used for everything from small gardens in your own home to extensive public spaces. The individual design with light effects e.g. LED lamps and printable membrane make the parasol the perfect brand ambassador for your gastronomy or trade fair events.



Continuous advancements have been made to the MDT tulip umbrella, which can be set up in any way you see fit – as a standalone design, artistically in a group, or as part of an eye-catching brand presentation. Numerous effects allow you to create new worlds for people to experience and enjoy. The tulip umbrella can be illuminated in any color to create the desired atmosphere and can also be custom-printed to enhance events both public and private. For food and beauty promotions, the umbrella is also available with fragrance emitters. Rainwater flows off between the center pole and the Plexiglas and can be drained either into the ground or, in the mobile version, above ground, depending on situation.

The cover is made up of individual segments which are screwed to the frame by Sterling Steel hooks at the top and by rust-proof screws at the ends of the spokes. The cover is replaceable and is fade, light and water resistant. It is designed to withstand all weather conditions.


  • Frame base to be loaded with concrete blocks up to 400 kg
  • Steel plate
  • Ground tube with integrated water pipes
  • Foldable adapter
  • Steel ground pin
  • Support plate


  • Digital print
  • Screen print
  • Dispersion dye print

Umbrella spokes are made of rectangular aluminium sections of 40x20x3 mm. The mast is made of a round aluminium section of 80-100×3 mm in diameter. The aluminium telescope has section dimensions 45x45x3 mm. The top plate and the crown are made with U-profiles out of aluminium to house the struts. All parts are screwed together and the frame is powder coated (Polyester powder ca. 80 μ).

White RAL 9010 (standard)
Black RAL 9005
Silver RAL 9006

The gearbox and the spindle are contained in the centre pole and can be operated by handle or using a motor.


  • Opening and closing by hand crank
  • All materials are water and corrosion resistant
  • All parts attached by screws
  • Maintenance-free gear box
  • Lighting available
  • Cover zip allows for easy replacement
  • Easy installation with the foldable adapter
  • Water can be drained below ground level for permanent installations
  • Safely handles winds up to 60 km/h (with the proper bases)



  • Various lighting options
  • Transport case
  • Protective sleeve with telescopic pole
  • Event Platform and MDT Flex-Bar
  • Electric engine for opening and closing (also available with wind-watchers)
  • Top cover (net or heater)


100% polyester dual-sided acrylic coating). Mass ca. 260 g/m², water column pressure over 700 mm, flame retardant up to B1 – DIN 4102-1, M1, NFPA 701 – Flat and Folded.


100% acrylic fabric. Mass ca. 300 g/m², water column pressure up to 350 mm.