carlo contin invents floating piove umbrella stand in italy
all images courtesy of carlo contin
appearing to float in the air, ‘piove’ (meaning ‘it rains’) by italian designer carlo contin offers a reinterpretation of a typical umbrella stand. produced in collaboration with italian furniture company mogg, the holder is made from aluminum with a mirror finish and is intended to be used both inside and outside. the slender piece can be fixed directly to a wall and has a small hole in its base, letting drips of water flow out below.
the aluminum umbrella stand can be fixed to the wall
detail showing the small holes