Wednesday, November 11, 2009
With a rainy winter season being forecast for my part of the world, I'm starting to think about umbrella stands again - it's been over two years since I last featured them!
Let's start with this umbrella-shaped umbrella holder. I'm not sure how practical it is, but it sure is eye-catching!
Here's another umbrella stand with an interesting shape!
The jet turbine umbrella stand is yet another unusual shape.
This umbrella stand, designed by Eva Schildt, got a lot of attention on the design blogs a couple years ago. It's also available here.
Here are some nice, simple umbrella stands from Australia.
And here's an umbrella stand from Japan! [via Spoon & Tamago] Update on Dec. 26, 2012: I'm no longer finding this one available for purchase.
This lovely mahogany umbrella stand comes from Sarreid Ltd; if you're interested, you'll need to find a Sarreid dealer. Update on Nov. 11, 2010: While Sarreid still carries umbrella stands, I'm no longer seeing this specific on its web site.
And finally, here's an Italian ceramic umbrella stand. (If this one doesn't appeal, the same company sells another style.)