Zebra-like stripes matched with speckles give this handcrafted umbrella a whimsical personality!
Its dome comes in waterproof jacquard lurex polyester, and the umbrella's mainframe in nickel metal for strength and durability. Skillful lining of the handle gives this beauty such an edge.
Custom-made the umbrella takes approximately four weeks for delivery.
Dimensions: L 36 inches / 91 cm
As umbrellas go this one stands out! Created by Colette della Vedova whose wit and humble charm captivated us the moment we shared an espresso in her wonderful atelier in Cressa; a small community of alpine homes nestled in the hills of Piedmont.
Colette showed us many umbrellas, almost all of them commissioned by clients across Europe, and in each one we saw her soul. The textures, the colours, the attention to detail, the meticulous craftsmanship of the mainframe all fusing to underscore the work of an artisan who is first and foremost an artist.
So walk with art with Colette’s bespoke umbrella for it is a labour of love that will last forever and a day!
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.