This Handmade stand combinines traditional woodworking techniques with precision engineering.
The shape itself inspired by the opening of an umbrella; as the sides part and the 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.