The FROU FROU UMBRELLA is a shade parasol that doesn't take itself too seriously and yet finds itself at harmony with its environment. Each breeze lets it dance to the rhythm of the wind and bring a playful dynamic to your terrace with its continuous movement and surprising 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, white 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.
When you are sitting under a normal parasol, you are looking at the visual unattractive techniques of ribs, pulleys etc. The concept of placing this parasol “upside down” has grown from an aesthetic perspective: the mechanicals are hidden from view (situated on the top of the parasol) and the raffia freely hangs in the wind.
The FROU FROU luxury parasol moves along with its environment. The slightest breeze lets the polypropylene raffia dance to the rhythm of the wind. This resort worthy parasol takes advantage 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, vertical pole looks original and surprising: this is not a traditional parasol. The FROU FROU is an attractive, contemporary object that shades the terrace in a beautiful way and brings a new sensual experience: look, fondle and listen.
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 colored 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
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:
Dimensions: 23" Round Steel Table; fits to pole; Finish in White or Black Powder Coating
Umbrella Wind resistance: 49 km / h
Interior Handling: spring
Umbrella Alone Weight: 48lbs
Such a beautiful addition to my backyard retreat. Thanks David for all that you do. Appreciate you.