Group Roca/Laufen Award
At the crossroads of poetry and technique, the parasol is an object whose intended use could still be improved since most of the time, its mechanism closes on the user. “Optimist” offers a new typology of parasol with an inverted opening of the shade fabric.
Each part of its mechanism is designed to be as simple and effective as possible, both functionally and aesthetically. Fiberglass profiles and ropes have replaced the rigid and brittle profiles of existing models, enabling the parasol to be flexible in the wind and hence, more durable.