Parasols are not a fashion item, which means the designs don’t change every season. As a parasol is very often combined with outdoor furniture, it follows the outdoor furniture trends.
They play a very big role – a parasol draws a lot of attention and works as the ‘finishing touch’ of an outdoor area. The parasol is a statement that defines the overall look and feel.
A parasol is subject to many harsh influences, such as the UV rays of the sun, strong wind gusts and pouring rain.
The product was invented about 3000 years ago in Mesopotamia or Egypt. The parasol has not fundamentally changed since then – it’s a central pole with a roof on it. The only evolution in design was based on materials and colours; a nice pole or a beautiful colour. Perhaps some ornaments such as embroidery has played a part. It was only in the 20th century that new designs emerged with cantilever parasols, up to four parasols on one pole, or even wall-mounted structures.
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