Skip to content

Parasol Outdoor Umbrella

c. 2021

by Dirk Wynants
for Cassina

Parasol Outdoor Umbrella

by Dirk Wynants
for  Cassina

or Call to Order

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


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.

More in Furniture

View All