Not for the faint hearted, this striking bespoke umbrella is a vision!
In a double panel of water-proof jacquard polyester, note the dome’s exterior in a silver fabric, while its underbelly is in a splendid print of zebra-like stripes and spots.
The umbrella’s mainframe, shaft, ribs and tips come in nickel – the handle in brass nickel.
Custom-made, the umbrella takes approximately four weeks for delivery.
Dimensions: 37 inches / 95 cm
This out-of-the-ordinary umbrella speaks to its creator’s fun loving side. In Cressa, a quaint hamlet in the verdant hills of Piedmont is where we found Colette della Vedova immersed in tools, fabrics and all sorts of artisanal paraphernalia.
We did not know where to begin casting our eyes for it was like being in an art gallery filled with works begging attention. We learned that not many of Colette’s bespoke umbrellas have crossed the Alps, but the ones that did have given years of cover. And we could see why – for each umbrella bears Colette’s soul.
This stripes and spots beauty is a rare piece, and we are so excited to be showing it to you. Bearing the Made-in-Italy label, a synonym for outstanding craftsmanship, should you decide to invest in a Colette original you will not be disappointed!
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.