An umbrella exists to perform a single function; so why not choose one with style?
Equipped with automatic openers, each umbrella comes in “Saville Row” Prince of Wales check with a mainframe in nickel metal.
Available by special order please allow four weeks for delivery.
Dimensions: Lacquered Red Handle Umbrella L 13 inches / 32 cm Transparent Crystal Handle Umbrella L 18 inches / 45 cm
Relatively unknown outside Italy, Colette della Vedova relishes making gorgeous accessories. Like these two umbrellas that highlight her trained eye at work; merging fabric, texture and colour to create “rain protectors” that hum elegance, and uniqueness.
During our visit to her workshop in a delightful Piedmontese village called Cressa we had a hard time making a selection as each umbrella was lovelier than the one before. But we did, and these two handcrafted beauties made it because of their functional, and compact nature.
Easy to pack, or slide into a handbag we see either one of these as longtime companions. Colette’s artisanal roots are well known and today she is a proud bearer of the artisan’s seal, and a real champion of Made-in-Italy. We are proud to have her in the collection.
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.