topographic umbrella stand by cmmnwlth
 
topographic umbrella stand by cmmnwlth
feb 12, 2013

topographic umbrella stand by cmmnwlth

topographic ‘umbrella stand’ by cmmnwlth

 

 

using voids to contain umbrellas and collect bodies of water, new york-based design studio cmmnwlth have developed a topographic ‘umbrella stand’ with milled contours of natural landscapes. solid blocks of hardwood receive inset grooves for flush placement of the thin bent ply rails – giving structure to the holder. on stormy days, excess liquids would fill the voids to create miniature a lake-like scenery.

 

 

topographic umbrella stand by cmmnwlth

umbrella stand 3/4 view context

 

 

topographic umbrella stand by cmmnwlth

top view; topography voids

 

 

topographic umbrella stand by cmmnwlth

3/4 product overview

 

 

topographic umbrella stand by cmmnwlth

topographic detail

 

 

topographic umbrella stand by cmmnwlth

milling outcome detail

 

 

topographic umbrella stand by cmmnwlth

DWG views

  • creative ideas of umbrella stands, I think, quite useful and good looking.

    ellea
  • I disagree with JJ, I think leaving a less recognizable topography allows the design to look more unique, independent maybe. I’d think that a Grand Canyon shape would even make it seem cheesy in a way, like a souvenir shop decorative item

    Buddha
  • would have been more interesting if they had used actual well-known earth topographies like the Great Lakes or the Grand Canyon.

    JJ

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