The VARIO awning perfectly combines a daytime shading system with a vertical blind for evening hours and sunny days in autumn and springtime. The blind can be made of the same cloth as the awning or of various semi-transparent materials. The additional weight of the vertical blind is equalized by the reduction of the main profile. When the awning is closed, both form a weatherproof housing with elegant and slim proportions and minimized use of aluminum profiles. The stable and durable construction ensure long-term covering of even large terraces combined with a maximum shading effect.