A Minimal Block Umbrella Stand By Nendo

Japanese design studio Nendo created a slick response to that often under-designed and overlooked object, the umbrella stand.

Created from Polystone, a dense resin, and coated in silicone, the ‘Meji’ stand design features grooves instead of holes, allowing umbrellas to be stored simply and neatly. Speaking of the inspiration behind their work, Nendo states, “The design’s motif takes inspiration from the joints of a tiled floor. When an umbrella is set into the grooves, the product becomes an umbrella stand. It doesn’t look out of place when not in use, and maintains a neat appearance even when multiple stands are lined up in an entryway.”

"It doesn’t look out of place when not in use, and maintains a neat appearance even when multiple stands are lined up in an entryway."
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All images © courtesy of Nendo

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