This truly amazing parasol is going to be your absolute favorite this summer. It allows just a little light to shine through, creating a dappled shade like you are sitting under a tree on a perfect summer day. It comes complete with a small bird perched on top.
Designed by Chris Kabel….
Chris Kabel was born in Haarlem, Holland in 1975 and grew up in Bloemendaal. He started his studio after graduating from the Design Academy Eindhoven in 2001 and since 2002 has based his studio in Rotterdam. Often developing new material techniques or incorporating mundane ones in a surprising way, Kabel brings the pragmatic together with the conceptual. Besides Droog, he has worked with international companies and institutions like Moooi, Koizumi, Royal VKB, the City of Seoul, the City of Bruges, Levi’s, Charles & Marie and Alessi. His work is collected by museums such as Fondation Nationale d’Art Contemporain, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Boijmans Museum Rotterdam and Hangaram Design Museum Seoul. Chris teaches and does workshops at several design schools, amongst others at Design Academy Eindhoven and at ECAL in Lausanne. Recently his Seam chair and bench, a development of Droog’s Dry Tech III project was awarded with the DOEN Material prize for its innovative approach to sustainability.
Designed for Droog….
Droog started in 1993 as a statement on design, a no-nonsense, down to earth design mentality.
Droog explains: “Our unique way of thinking has defined us as a conceptual design company over the last 16 years, and has played a role in defining Dutch design internationally. Droog values what it means to be human, including subjectivity, notions of beauty and meaning, and desire for high quality experiences at the core of what we do. Droog stands for a luxury of content and experience that change perspective on daily life—whether it is authenticity, humor, slowness, engagement, or nature, the abundance of what is scarce is true luxury”.
Co-founded and directed by art historian and critic, Renny Ramakers, Droog has worked with renowned designers such as Jurgen Bey, Tejo Remy, Marcel Wanders, Martí Guixé, NEXT architects, Arnout Visser, Tjep, Joris Laarman and Richard Hutten, producing products, projects, exhibitions and events that have been extensively published and collected by museums all over the world. Amsterdam is home to the flagship store and office, where they operate the Creative Agency, the Lab and the Factory & Outlet.