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The umbrella stand has the same look & feel as ‘Frame’, the clothes rack that De Limburg designed previously for Serax.
“As with Frame, I opted for cast concrete, because this technique provides the required stability. At first, I added perpendicular, symmetrical perforations in the material. However, this caused the umbrellas to fall down in all directions and, ultimately, the base to tip over. I was against making the stand any wider, because it would cause the design to lose its finesse.”
The solution turned out to be both simple and ingenious. “By drilling the holes at a 30-degree angle, all the umbrellas in the stand now tip in the same direction, as if they are all being ‘blown’ to one side by a light breeze.”
- Louis de Limburg, Belgium
- Concrete and Stainless Steel
- Height 12cm / 4.7"
- Length 41.5cm / 16.3"
- Width 7.5cm / 3"
Louis de Limburg
After completing his studies at ENSAV La Cambre University College in Brussels, Louis de Limburg (1962) mastered the tricks of the trade during an internship at Axel Enthoven’s prestigious IDEA Industrial Design studio in Antwerp, and working for various other studios and research institutes. In addition to running his studio, Stirum Design, Louis has been working as a teacher in industrial design at the CAD College of Advertising & Design in Brussels since 2017. Louis de Limburg is a jack-of-all-trades. He takes to table art like a duck to water, but clocks, sanitary ware, goldsmithery, lighting, and, of course, furniture also complete his portfolio.
Serax works with passionate designers all over the globe to make your home look more beautiful, add personality to your interior, and creates unforgettable moments at the dining table.
Produced around the world from Vietnam through Antwerp to Portugal, Serax products are manufactured exclusively by skilled craftsmen who respect the basic idea of each design. The collections is unique in shape, material and style. Serax is a daily search for beauty, for good things that add value to living and create a home that brings happiness.
To experience, to share, and to discover.