The Idea

15 years ago, in the garden shed of a Bavarian villa dating from the early 20th century, we found an old beautiful parasol stand made out of African wood.

This sunshade stand was exceedingly stable and – in contrast to common stands – easy to carry, functional and shapely. Everybody wanted to have it and we decided to reproduce it for family and friends.

In 2016 we took up the idea again, modifying the stand to make it dismountable and painted the upright post with spar varnish.

The lady who lived in the old villa, had friends in East Africa and the old stand had been made out of noble wood. As a tribute to this story we named our project “Kusimama”, a Swahili Word for standing and stability