News

 

September 2013

In Septembers’ Coast magazine see Dart Designs windbreaks under ‘Catch of the day’, a regular feature detailing ‘news of people, places and exciting goings-on that are worth knowing about!’

June 2013

Dart Designs windbreaks are reviewed June's Coast magazine. "Stylish & attractive design with a coastal theme. When fully installed on the beach, it gave excellent wind protection"


July 2012

See July’s issue of Coast magazine for a great opportunity to win one of two limited edition ‘Weymouth’ windbreaks, designed in celebration of the Jubilee and the Olympics. Closing date 31st July 2012

July 2012

Dart Designs windbreaks are featured in Living etc in their news page detailing summer design stories and hot trends.

They say………………
“Less eccentric peoples would suggest that if it’s blustery, today’s probably not the day for the coast, but they don’t know what they’re missing. Smugly nestle in your very own sun trap behind Dart Designs’ cool Weymouth windbreak”


May/June 2012

Flybe ‘Uncovered’ – Europe’s local airline on-board magazine May/June edition has published a great article about Dart Designs and their unique sailcloth windbreaks.

This magazine went on-board on the 1st May, and has already sparked a great deal of interest, especially from Jersey and Guernsey. Commissions include windbreaks designed and made in the traditional Jersey flag colours of red and white. They look fabulous!

May 2012

Dart Designs is delighted to be awarded with a Bronze Website award in the Mumpreneur UK Website Awards competition.
http://www.mumpreneuruk.com

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August 2011

Dart Designs was delighted to have an extensive article written about them in the August edition of ‘Devon Life’.

Devon Life is very supportive of local businesses, and they loved the windbreaks. They even bought one for their office, as they often have office BBQ’s in the summer, and say it can get quite windy!

Dart Designs was pleased to be able to offer a 15% discount for all Devon Life readers for the month of August, which proved very popular!

 

August 2011

The Dart Designs Sennen Sailcloth Windbreak also featured in the August edition of Coast magazine as part of The Seaside Companies range.

 

August 2010

Dart Designs Sail Cloth Windbreak is featured in the August edition of Country Homes & Interiors.



November 2010

Dart Designs is delighted to be shortlisted in the South Devon Business Awards for most Innovative Company.

May 2010

Branded windbreaks.

Dart Designs was delighted to be able to supply the prestigious new South Sands boutique hotel with branded sailcloth windbreaks for use by their guests.

South Sands is a fantastic contemporary hotel right on the beach in South Sands bay, just outside Salcombe. Designed in classic New England style, it has beautifully appointed bedrooms and beach suites and a beachside restaurant and terrace that offer stunning views of the estuary.

Voted amongst the top 100 Best Hotels in the world, by the Sunday Times Travel Magazine  - October 2011.

April 2010

Dinghy sailing magazine features an article on Dart Designs, stating that ‘we think that these windbreaks will be this years must-have on the beaches of Cornwall, Carnac and even the Caribbean’.

There is also the opportunity for readers to win a Dart Designs Windbreak.

July 2010

Readers of Coast are given the opportunity to win one of Dart Designs windbreaks when they are featured in this issue.

 

Throughout 2008 lots of work went on behind the scenes, and many sailcloth prototype sailcloth windbreaks were produced which our friends were very happy to test! We finally came up with a design that we all felt happy with, and with Diana being a bit of a perfectionist with a keen eye for detail, this was no easy task! Dart Designs was finally launched at the start of April 2009.

June 2009

Dart Designs is presented with a 'Special Recognition Award' by the british Female Inventors and Innovators Network.



October 2009

As a result of their award at BFIIN, Dart Designs is invited to exhibit at The British Invention Show, and is absolutely thrilled to be awarded a silver medal for innovative design.


August 2009

Dart Designs St. Ives Sailcloth Windbreak features in the August edition of Devon Life. This article celebrates the artists, craftsmen and women in the county of Devon.


 

November 2009

Dart Designs is delighted to be awarded Runner up in ‘The Most Innovative’ category at the South Devon Business Awards.

Pre 2008

This is the original sailcloth windbreak, made by Diana's Grandmother in 1987!

Made from Neil Pryde Sails' sailcloth advertising banners, provided by one of Diana's windsurfing sponsors, it has been much admired over the years and is still in use today!

This is what started it all. The idea and prototype has been there for decades, and it is great to now be able to design, produce and sell this great product. Why put up with stripy plastic windbreaks that all look the same, when you can have something unique, individual and beautiful that could potentially last a lifetime!

Apologies for the quality of the image – but it is rather old! We think we will leave the clothes in the 80's where they belong, but the Ray-Bans are quite retro and the style is still available today! (Diana still has those too!).


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