METEO marks the beginning of a new collaboration with Kettal. It aims to explore the largely untapped design potential of modern parasols. Protection from direct sunlight is becoming a quintessential condition for our health and wellbeing. The increasing impact of parasols and other sunshade systems in the planning and furnishing of modern cityscapes, recreational resorts and private dwellings are challenging a renewed approach to this specialized product category. Building on Kettal’s expertise in outdoor furniture the project was driven by the genuine quest for quality in design and performance: a contemporary product, comfortable in use and made of the smartest materials for effective and long lasting protection.
METEO comes in two versions: a basic model, which uses a manual pulley system, and a high-end model with an integrated gas piston to assist the opening and closing of the umbrella. Kettal’s own range of sun-shading materials is used in combination with the brand’s standard colour palette. The parasols can be fitted with two alternative types of base plates: in sheet metal or iron casting.

METEO video

Project assistant: Charlotte Talbot (KGID)
Producer : Kettal