Nynke has been a fan of William Morris for many years and used one of his expressive flower patterns as the inspiration for Viktor & Rolf’s scenography in their 2013 fashion show in Paris, for which the brief was “something with flowers.” The crucial contrast with Morris is that the flowers by Studio Job are completely withered to mimic the fabrics, which, like large wilting petals, were either loosely pleated or frayed. The pattern featured on this parasol is made in collaboration with Sywawa and Davy Grosemans. Grosemans previously made a watering can in the shape of a coffee pot. This playful designer turned the parasol into an oversized umbrella with an enormous black handle, which reminded Job of Thomson and Thompson in “The Adventures of Tintin,” by Belgian cartoonist Hergé.
Polyester Airtex, Steel, Powder Coated Aluminum
1043/4 × 1161/8 IN