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With a shared passion for craftsmanship and originality we worked with London Undercover to create a stunning handmade solid oak umbrella stand – with an iconic shape inspired by the opening of an umbrella; as the sides part and the are spokes revealed.

The stand is constructed from twelve solid oak staves, individually jointed around a specially designed waterproof upper ring and drip-tray base to create a splayed construction; allowing air to circulate and prevent rainwater from collecting in the tray. The umbrellas are gripped in place with a complex web of elastic spokes available in London Undercover’s signature orange and military green. These are threaded by hand through a series of holes in the staves.

To be wipe-clean, the stand is clear varnished and polished and features a collaboration descriptor laser-etched into the underside of the base. The end result; a beautifully crafted piece of furniture combining the old and new with a variety of materials and artisan techniques.