Porte Parapluie Noir
Umbrella stand. Flat steel, powder-coated in black or bronze, or chrome-plated. Base wood, satin lacquered in black. Drip pan sheet steel black, bronze or grey lacquered.
The Maharajah of Indore commissioned Eckart Muthesius to build and furnish his Manik Bagh palace. Completed four years later, the palace was a masterpiece of the Art Deco style. Muthesius complemented his architecture with his own furniture and lamp designs, including the spiral-shaped umbrella stand Usha coiling upwards like a charmed snake. The original chrome-plated version reflects the environment, whereas the new colours, black and bronze, especially emphasize the lines of the design.