Parasol Outdoor Umbrella
The Parasol Outdoor Umbrella by Cassina rethinks how a typical patio umbrella opens and closes. Cassina has made it easier and more practical, making it the perfect accessory in their Outdoor Collection. It has a classic square shape, a cantilevered sidearm, and an endless array of positions. An object that combines the flat design aesthetic with the convenience of the fan-opening system, thanks to which, the only one of its kind, it closes horizontally rather than vertically, a step ahead in practicality. The 360° swivel base, available with or without wheels, and the fan-opening technology with fiberglass ribs ensure this is a dramatic outdoor accessory when it’s open and elegant and discreet when it’s closed.
Dirk Wynants is an award-winning designer and founder of Extremis. Dirk was born in 1964 in Belgium as the son of a cabinet maker. Before founding his Extremis in 1994, he studied Interior architecture and furniture design at the Architecture Institute Sint-Lucas in Ghent, Belgium. Extremis soon became a worldwide renowned design collection, winning awards for products and design management, general management, and export. Today, Wynants remains the complete owner and president of the board of directors but prioritizes design and art direction. In addition, he is the managing director of his design studio Dirk Wynants Design Works.