stainless steel patio umbrella / polyester / with built-in light
ACACIA by Dirk Wynants
stainless steel, polyester
with built-in light
Imagine you’re in the savannah with this compact, asymmetrical parasol. Turn Acacia to follow the sun and create a shadow wherever you want. Just like the African tree of the same name, this parasol captures a maximum of sunshine with a minimum surface area.
This eccentric parasol is intended to be directed towards the sun so that it can create as much shade as a larger parasol, despite its relatively small surface area. And that is how it got its name. The parasol-shaped crown of the African Acacia tree is an evolutionary adaptation to capture as much sun as possible with the smallest possible leaf canopy. This new Extremis parasol deflects a maximum of the sun’s rays with a limited textile canopy. Instead of closing it, simply take off the canopy and put it away. You will be left with a sculpture inspired by the branches of the African Acacia. When the sun goes down, the integrated lighting beneath the parasol canopy creates a warm ambiance. Designed with the idea of a pocket torch in mind, simplicity reigns even in the integrated, rechargeable LED module.