Meteo Adds Three Functional Adaptations to Its Umbrella Base

05.08.19 | By
Meteo Adds Three Functional Adaptations to Its Umbrella Base

If you plan on spending lots of time outdoors in the shade this summer, you’re going to want to have a look at the ingenuity of Meteo. As any owner of a patio set can attest, the base of the umbrella is usually just as cumbersome as it is useful, so why not make it better?

Meteo is a collaboration between Kettal and Konstantin Grcic that launched in 2018, and they’ve just added three functional adaptations to the umbrella’s base – a sofa/daybed, a table, and a planter. Each of the additions brings a measure of usefulness to a design element that is largely overlooked. As we all continue to look for more protection from sunlight and the effects its rays can have on our health, Meteo makes a lot of sense.

Kelly Beall is senior editor at Design Milk. The Pittsburgh-based graphic designer and writer has had a deep love of art and design for as long as she can remember, and enjoys sharing her finds with others. When undistracted by great art and design, she can be found making a mess in the kitchen, consuming as much information as possible, or on the couch with her three pets. Find her @designcrush on social.