As umbrellas go this one in blue Scottish Tartan has a lot of charm! It comes in waterproof cotton, and its border and crown in lovely camel.
Malacca, a soft cane found at the base of the palm tree sculpts the shaft and the handle; the rib is black metal, while the tips are gilded metal.
This exquisite umbrella must be made so please allow up to four weeks for delivery.
Dimensions: L 37 inches / 94 cm
A lover of fine things Colette della Vedova spends much of her time in Cressa; a charming rustic village in the northern Italian region of Piedmont.
Her dedication to design, and hand-tooling shows in each and every one of her umbrella creations. This functional and yet dashing umbrella expressed in blue tone Scottish tartan matched with a camel coloured trim is a case in point.
Colette leaves nothing to chance; she monitors her artisans constantly ensuring that each piece leaving the workshop meets her standards. After all she is a champion of Made-in-Italy and has a reputation to protect!
We loved her authenticity, and felt that you would too!
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.