Thursday, November 11, 2010
The rainy season has started in my part of the world - so it's time to look at umbrella stands once again. Let's start with the designs from Italy - including the umbrella stand from Bitossi (shown in the middle of the picture above); it's sold by Design Within Reach. (DWR calls it a "cylindrical vessel," but Bitossi calls it an umbrella holder.) When I first saw this, I thought how my mom would have loved that rich blue color.
The Elic umbrella stand was designed by Antonio Lanzillo for Area DeClic by Arrmet Srl. [via Furniture Fashion]
The Ombo umbrella stand by Com.p.ar is sold by Go Modern in London.
And one final Italian design is this pewter umbrella stand from Match, sold by Unica Home - and costing over $1,000.
This Union Jack umbrella stand comes from - you guessed it - the U.K. Update on Dec. 26, 2012: I'm no longer finding this product.
Teramoto Industrial Design Yard (TIDY), in Japan, gives us the TETTO, TETTO mini, and TETTO tall umbrella stands - that's the tall version above, sold by Rakuten. [via MoCo Loco]
And finally, this seagrass umbrella holder was (probably) made in Indonesia, and comes to us from White Apple, in Canada.
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