Meet Ella the Umbrella Stand, designed by Simon Enever.
Ella conceptualizes the vision of an umbrella being stuck in the grass. Real grass grows at Ella’s as dripping rain from umbrellas drain through perforations in the base to water the soil. Made of clear acrylic, Ella is composed of three pieces that easily connect at the base. Soil and seeds are planted at the base after assembly.
On his website, designed Simon Enever says the inspiration for Ella is “a mixture between a drive to re-use wasted household water and to simply use grass to brighten up an otherwise mundane, everyday object.” Ella is an aesthetic solution for the ordinary umbrella stand, and is perfect for entryways and mud rooms.
At least the grass on the Ella Umbrella Stand is easier to maintain than your yard!