Dakota Folding Arm

Compact, stylish and highly adaptable, The Dakota is popular when space dictates a thoughtful solution.

When sunny conditions bring penetrating heat, glare and harmful UV rays, utilising outdoor areas can be unbearable. Without effective shade cover these entertainment and relaxation areas are unusable. The Issey Dakota elegantly extends your living space by acting as a retractable roll out roof.

Its elongated headbox is fully enclosed giving a neat, compact appearance that is beneficial for smaller areas or low clearances. The Dakota brings a sleek, contemporary look to exterior entertainment and lifestyle.

This beautifully constructed, folding-arm system pivots to any angle from horizontal through to 45 degrees, protecting you from lower sun angles and allowing light rain to easily run off.

Dakota’s stylish, low profile is especially suited to compact patios and terraces, making it ideal for multi-unit developments requiring high-quality designer appeal. Additionally, Dakota requires low maintenance making it an ideal choice for Strata Bodies and commercial applications.

Dakota Folding Arm


  • Ideal for tight spaces and compact areas
  • No unsightly poles or supports required
  • Pitch adjustable from horizontal to 45 degrees
  • Elongated headbox shape to accomodate low clearances
  • Fully enclosed cassette protects the system when not in use
  • Sleek, contemporary look to compliment any architectural design


  • A maximum width of 5m and an extension of 3m
  • Extend from 0 - 90 degrees


  • Patios
  • Decks
  • Courtyards
  • Terraces
  • Low-Ceiling clearances
  • Cafes 
  • Restaurants
  • Multi Residential


The ability to retract the blinds gives you the power to control when and hoe much shade is required:

  • Motorised - Somfy tubular motors that are hardwired to a switch or operated via remote control
  • Manual Crank - Removable external crank with handle attached to eye outlet
  • Automatic Sensors - For enhancement of lifestyle, choose an automatic sun & wind sensor that automatically extends or retracts the systems according to the day's conditions
  • BMS - Easily integrates with Building Management Systems for convenient and versatile control 
  • Manual Override Motors - For areas with inconsistent power supply


  • A wide choice of fabric colours is available
  • Acrylic 99.5% - A higher block out factor may be required in a west facing situation or when maximum heat control or privacy is essential
  • Slope - A slope of 20 degrees or more if required for optimum rain protection


  • Aluminium frames
  • Galvanised fabric tube
  • Stainless steel bolts, nuts and screws 
  • Powdercoating (All Standard Dulux and Interpon colours)
  • Anodising (All Standard Colours) Extrusions only 


  • 5 year manufacturers warranty
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