FROU FROU UMBRELLA
A unique wind responsive shade parasol that don't take itself too seriously and yet finds harmony with its environment. Each breeze lets it dance to the rhythm of the wind and bring a playful dynamic to your terrace, sunshelf or patio with its continuous movement and flat form.
“FROU FROU” is derived from the French verb Frou Frouter, which means “to rustle”. The design of this unique umbrella is inspired by the traditional archetype of the raffia parasol from exotic resorts. The raffia detailing evokes images of warm, sandy beaches with waving palms and rustling skirts. Even when the sun is not shining, the look of the parasol will bring a smile to your guests faces.
Under a normal parasol, you are looking at the visual unattractive techniques of ribs, pulleys etc. The concept of placing this parasol “upside down” stemmed from an aesthetic perspective: the mechanical parts are hidden from view (situated on the top of the parasol) and the raffia freely hangs in the wind.
The slightest breeze lets the polypropylene raffia dance to the rhythm of the wind. The rustling of the wind through the raffia produces a very attractive sound, just like the wind blowing through a wheat field.
The form, a flat, horizontal disc on a slender, stainless steel vertical pole looks original and surprising: this is not a "traditional parasol." It is an attractive, contemporary object that shades the terrace in a beautiful way.
The heavy weighted base integrates cleanly to this umbrella, creating a stunning visual unit when paired in a matching color and is a recommended addition.
Designed by the very talented designer Davy GROSEMANS, the FROU FROU in available in 3 versions, White, Black and Green.
98.5" Top; 15.5" Fringe; 102" Overall Height
82.5" Head Clearance; 29" diameter base; Pole 1.5"
Stainless Steel 316 Finish: Natural Brushed Finish
Parasol Ribs: Powder Coated Aluminum - WHITE or Black
TOP: Airtex polyester fabric (matches raffia selection)
RAFFIA: Polypropylene fringes (White, Black or Green)
PROTECTIVE COVER: (INCLUDED*)
Sealable Polyester Ripstop - Color Gray
BASES THAT FIT FROU FROU
Standard 29" Round: 90lb, White or Black Powder Coating
Extra Weight Option for strong winds: (2 pieces) 44lb. total, White or Black Powder Coating
BLA BLA TABLE OPTION
Dimensions: 23" Round Steel Table; fits to pole; Finish in White or Black Powder Coating
Umbrella Wind resistance: 30 mph
Interior Handling: spring
Umbrella Alone Weight: 48 lbs