High quality custom-made awning with semi-cassette, which protects the awning fabric from dirt, weather and environmental impacts.
Clara Schumann (1819 – 1896) and Johannes Brahms (1833 – 1897)

In history, the only unique love story between two great musicians
“I wish I could write to you as tenderly as I love you and tell you all the good things I wish you”. to Clara by Johannes Brahms

Famous composers Clara Schuman the child prodigy and world known Johannes Brahms were platonic lovers of music. But also shared a strong connection with one another that went beyond more than music.

First their relationship started when Clara first heard Brahms play for her and her late husband Robert Schumann. She fell in love with his music and even expressed it in her diary that his hands and face were very beautiful. Her husband Robert took Brahms on as an apprentice to help him with his music. Brahms was on board since he looked up to Robert as a composer and would see him as a father figure as time went on. Shortly after this introduction Robert fell ill and would later pass.

Brahms was there for Clara and her children. He would help comfort her and care for the children. Brahms would play his music to Clara to comfort her. She would depend on him for support and would ask him to continue to play his music for her.

They would go on to spend a lot of time together to help perfect one another’s music. Brahms even moved into the same building as Clara to be closer to her. Even though they grew very close for one another. There was no sign to the public that they were intimate with one another. But they would work very closely to help promote and celebrates Robert Schuman’s music since they both agreed he was a great musician and his late work was very undervalued.

They shared 40 years of friendship and platonic love with one another. They would write music for one another. Brahms would write songs for Clara expressing his love for her and Clara would play these pieces while on tour for her audience. While they would both tour separately, they would exchange letters to stay in contact expressing their feelings to one another. Brahms was a great friend to Clara even to her last days he was by her side and her families side.

5 Best works of Clara Schumann :

  • Liebesfrühling (Love’s Spring), 1841.
  • Piano Concerto, 1836.
  • Piano Trio in G Minor, 1846.
  • Variations on a theme by Robert Schumann, 1855.
  • Drei Romanzen, 1853.

Wind and weather can’t touch it. Protection from the elements is the standard for Schumann awning. The particularly attractive semi-cassette of this awning protects the awning fabric from dirt and weather. All components of the bearing structure are distinguished by an extremely long service life and stability. High quality custom-made awning with particularly attractive semi-cassette, which protects the awning fabric from weather interference.

The Benefit of buying a Spettmann Schumann Awning

  • Beautifully designed semi-cassette providing great protection for the fabric and roller tube.
  • The most advance smart-shade technology
  • Precise custom-made awnings from 8’ to 20’
  • Wide range of arm lengths – 6’, 8’, 10’, 12’ & 13’
  • Large selection of frame color choices
  • Quick order lead time
  • Large selection of fabrics-(for Drop Ship program -MOQ)
  • Replaceable cover
  • Maintenance-free
  • 5 year warranty
  • Large selection of accessories and options (see “FEATURES” & ACCESSORIES”)
  • Highly qualified technical support team from U.S., Germany and factory direct.
  • Robust vertical impact protection against wind
  • Available with manual operation, electric hardwire motor or remote operated motor
  • Brackets and fittings included in delivery package

The Benefit of a Drop-Valance

The special thing about the Drop-Valance awning is its vertically lowerable edging. It protects against curious neighbors, and it guarantees optimal protection from glare even when the sun is low in the sky.

  • Edging lowerable by up to approximately 6‘
  • Lower rod on edging for stability in wind
  • Custom manufacturing down to the last inch
  • Extendable valance shade

The Benefit of an Easy Crank Pitch

The Crank Pitch will protect you from sunlight at any time of day. The expanded pitch adjustment makes it easy for you to adjust the position of the awning to suit the location of the sun in the sky

  • Continuous pitch adjustment between 0 and 45 degrees
  • Easy manual operation
  • Custom manufacturing down to the last inch
  • Brackets and fittings included in delivery package

The Benefit of a XXL “Crossover Arm” System

No patio is too deep for the XXL. The extremely generous depth, together with a narrow width, makes it the ideal shade option for narrow, low balconies.

  • Extra depth, up to 12‘
  • Robust hinged arms placed on top of each other
  • Custom manufacturing down to the last inch
  • Brackets and fittings included in delivery package
  • Extendable valance shade

Schumann semi-cassette awning by Spettmann is a perfect solution for manny garden light and temperature control goals. Create the perfect awning for your needs by adding some of the many options available.

Spettmann Basic

Our basic package includes a 7:1 ratio gear box and a 5’ crank handle. Our gear drive allows for a quick and easy opening and closing. The portable crank handle can be stored until needed.

Spettmann Plus

Electric Motor with Switch

The push of a button and a 120volt connection are enough, and in just a few seconds, your patio on door/window will be transformed into a shady outdoor area. An electric motor integrated into the fabric roll makes it possible. Quietly and conveniently.

Elecctric Motor with Remote and Emergency Manual Override

There is construction work going on outside your home and suddenly the power supply is interrupted. For cases like these, Spettmann offers an electric motor with an additional manual winder. So even if worst comes to worst, you will be well equipped.

Optional Extras

  • Built-In LED Lights
  • Electric Motor with Switch (hardwire)
  • Manual Override Electric Motor (w/plug) and Remote Control
  • Wind Sensor
  • Rafter Bracket
  • Various Installation Brackets
  • Adjustable Pitch
  • XXL (Crossover arms) system
  • Extendable Valance Shade
  • Coated steel bearing tube
  • High quality powder coating
  • Robust vertical impact protection against wind
  • Easy to operate pitch adjustment between 0 and 45 degrees
  • Custom manufacturing down to the last inch, from a width of 8‘ 
  • Standard mounting brackets included in delivery package
  • Aluminum protective cassette
Roller Tube

We carry both 70mm @ 20’ & 78mm @ 23’ fabric roller tubes. They are roll formed using galvanized steel to precise dimensions with a thickness gauge of .047 – .057 inches.

Wall Bracket

Spettmann offers installation brackets for walls, ceilings, roofs & rafters. Made from the highest grade of Aluminum.


Protecting the fabric is very important for long lasting shade. We offer a hood for the basic open style awnings to a semi-cassette and a full cassette for maximum protection.

Awning Fabric

The awning fabric provides comfortable shade and protection UV rays and glare. The fabric Spettmann offers are made of fade and weather resistant material.

Front Bar

The front bar forms the front edge of the awning and helps keep the fabric straight and taut. The front bar is made of extruded aluminum.


The valance not only provides an attractive face for the awning but also additional shade as the sun sets in the evening.

Protective Coating

All our awning component parts are protected with the highest quality of powder coating that will provide years of enjoyment.

Lateral Arms

The arms, with internal springs, extends and retracts the awning. The arms continuously apply tension on the fabric keeping the fabric straight and taut.


The awning can be operated using a manual gear drive or electric motor. The motor can be operated by a remote control or a wall switch


The range of pitch on our awning is 0 to 45 degrees, however, we recommend 15 degrees. We carry the standard adjustable pitch unit along with various crank pitch units.

Torsion Bar

The torsion bar is the foundation of the awning. All the load and stress is transferred onto the torsion bar, so it is important to have a strong and secure torsion bar.

Width Sizes: 8’ – 20’ (custom sizes available)
Projections: 6’, 8’, 10’, 12’ & 13’
Arm Style: S2C with internal spring
Standard Features: Semi Cassette, S2C Arms, Adjustable Pitch
Operations: 7:1 Manual Gear Drive or Motorized available

Frame Colors:










Wall Bracket


Cassette Top


Cassette Bottom


Roller Tube






Tube Bracket


Cassette Lock Cap


Cassette Lock Plate


Cassette Cap


S2 Arm 10’


Front Bar 7 Cap


Front Bar 7


Front Guide


Crank Handle


7:1 GearBox




Front Bar Stopper


Hood Support Bracket


Square Bar


Fabric Lock-Aluminum


Fabric Lock-Plastic

Awning Maintenance
Awning - Adjusting Motor & Remote
DC1600T-DC1600B Single-Channel 2 in1
Troubleshooting Guide
Spettmann Brochure
Smart-Shade Poster

LED Arms


Vibration Sensor

Wind Pole

XXL Arm System

Speaker Holder Option A & B

Crank Pitch