The Markilux Planet free standing awning shade system is an incredibly stylish and personalized way to provide shade where you want it, when you want it. The single slender support post harmonizes beautifully with the full range of Markilux awnings which can be mounted on the Planet.


  • Supports all Markilux awnings except the MX-1
  • Planet Flex model rotates up to 335° with easy turn lever to adjust to the rotating sun
  • Awarded Plus X Award as “Best Product of Year”
  • When shade is not needed, awning and fabric retract into protection of cassette


  • Planet can be utilized with the full range of Markilux awnings. The dimensions available for each awning determine the dimensions of the free-standing shade system.
  • Widths up to 20’, Extensions up to 11.5’
  • Awning cassette mounted at 9.1’ high

With a single slender support post, Planet is impressively stylish, yet completely functional. It is the perfect way to deliver shade to your favorite location away from structures. Please consult the individual awning pages for features and options of each model.

Product Features

  • Markilux Planet ''easy go version'' : post rotatable by up to 335°.

Options and Operation


Shadeplus valence

ShadePlus Valance drops from front profile up to 8.25′ for completely customized shading, added privacy and protection from sun and wind.


Integrated spotlight

Up to 6 LED spotlights, adjustable horizontally, vertically and dimmable, can be integrated in front profile.


Vibrabox wind sensor

Vibrabox wind sensor retracts awning in high wind for maximum safety.


Operating options

Remote control operation, hard-wired operation to a switch, or manual operation (standard).


Anti-corrosion treatment

Our special anti-corrosion treatment is applied before the powder coating to all components—brackets, arms, rails, cassettes. It is recommended for all installations in harsh environments and within a half-mile of the ocean.


Bionic tendon

Our exclusive bionic tendon provides friction-free and noiseless operation over 50,000 openings.

The Planet support pole is offered in 7 standard colors to match the standard awning cassette colors, please see the individual awning product pages for details. There is also an option for custom coloring in 162 Dupont RAL colors (delivery times extended).

  • Traffic White
  • Anthracite Metallic
  • Grey Brown
  • Light Ivory
  • Havana Brown Textured
  • Off-White Textured
  • Stone Grey Metallic
  • Metallic Aluminum

Markilux offers a complete range of premium, high-tech awning fabrics for our awnings in an unmatched range of colors. Each of our awning fabrics meets the highest standards for UV Protection, Color Fastness and Weather Resistance. For commercial installations, we can provide awning fabrics that meet the strictest US and Canadian fire codes. Please see the detailed information about fabrics available on each awning’s product page.

Perfotex, in 9 colors, is spun-dyed acrylic with a special aluminum pigmentation to resist light, heat and weather. This permeable fabric is woven to leave it pleasantly transparent and reduce the possibility of damaging water troughs. Perfotex is coated with Teflon to resist dirt, grease, water and oil.

Sunsilk Perla FR, in 11 colors, is Sunsilk fabric with a special coating that renders it waterproof and fire retardant (meets European fire standard). Its matte white underside allows for a pleasant, light atmosphere in the evening. It is a desirable option for any waterproof awning, especially with pitched awnings, or horizontal awnings with guttering systems and gap cover profiles.

Sunsilk Nano-Clean, in 77 colors, is a silky, polyester fabric that is self-cleaning, has superior color brilliance and luminescence, and a low winding circumference for durable beauty. It is quick drying, resistant to dirt and grease, color fast, UV resistant and provides superior sun protection.


Sunvas Nano-Clean, in 134 colors, is a breakthrough technology from Markilux. It offers all of the performance benefits of Sunsilk SNC but with a soft, velvety feel and texture perfect for the North American lifestyle. Sunvas also provides a gentle and appealing luminosity.


Sunvas Perla, in 14 colors, has all of the performance characteristics of Sunvas, but adds a transparent coating to make it waterproof and impervious to the effects of weather. Sunvas Perla offers exceptional UV protection, weather protection and beautiful look and feel.

Visutex, in 40 colors, provides a uniquely textured appearance produced from blended color fibers and a vividly textured weaving technique. It is produced in both Sunsilk SNC and Sunvas SNC styles and maintains all of the performance characteristics of these fabrics.

Soltis 92, in 74 colors, is a woven polyester cloth with a PVC coating. It is micro-aerated to block heat and glare while maintaining exterior views and some natural light. It is ideal for use on canopies and window shade solutions.