“When beauty surrounds me be it in Nature’s realm or by objects that is when I am at my best” says Colette della Vedova whose umbrellas made from locally sourced materials convey the art of her craft.
A maker of fine umbrellas this one in Scottish Tartan caters to the man who has everything! Though shaped in a traditional classic weave, perhaps giving off an air of old worldliness, the artisan debunks that idea stressing the umbrella has timeless appeal. We think she has a point!
Its meticulously crafted wooden mainframe, and a handle sculpted out of soft Malacca make this umbrella truly precious.
So when cover is called for, and when not any old umbrella will do, this CDV original handcrafted in Italy expressly for a dapper gentleman is worthy of serious consideration. It could also be that unique gift for that special someone!
About the Designer
Nanni and Colette begin their adventure at the end of the 1970s in Cressa, a small village in the northern region of Piedmont situated near Lago Maggiore, the home of the handmade umbrella. Influenced and encouraged by a very dear friend who used to commission umbrellas in Italy on behalf of French luxury brands, Colette and her beloved spouse Nanni take on, with the greatest of ease, a very old craft championed by artisans before them.
To this day, CDV not only makes umbrellas strictly by hand, but they respect time honoured methods too. Moreover, the company is a staunch user of only the best materials like bamboo, valuable woods, and various kinds of skins and leather.
Handles made out of these natural materials are then matched in most unusual ways with panels of pure cotton, silk, lace, velvet, and also to printed polyester and jacquard fabrics, these too made exclusively in Italy.