Symo Parasols—based in Bruges, Belgium—have been experts in professional parasols since 1932. They have even a term for their passion: “Parasology” is the pleasure of shade in the blistering sun. When the wind rises, it is also the strength and posture of a parasol, as people around it frantically grip onto their hats. Founded by Theo Van Sieleghem, with over 80 years of sturdy service, Symo Parasols have provided more than one million parasols to fifty countries. In recent years, the company has been consecutively nominated for the Designpreis for its quality of craftsmanship, adding to the 13 international design awards won.