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Umbrella Stand

Umbrella Stand

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Minimalist Umbrella Stand Made of Diatomaceous Earth, A Highly Absorbent Natural Material

Holding two long umbrellas and one folding umbrella, this umbrella stand absorbs water and naturally dries as time passes.

Diatomaceous Earth:
Millions of years ago in the Earth’s oceans, microscopic single-celled plants called Diatoms took minerals from the water and created protective shells for themselves. When they died, they drifted to the ocean floor to eventually become vast deposits. Now part of dry land, these deposits known as Diatomaceous Earth are harvested, milled, and ground into a talc-like powder, before being molded to create soil products.

Sakan Plastering:
Sakan plastering is a technique to plaster soil or cement on the walls and floors using a trowel. The word “sakan” (plasterer) derives from a title which was conferred to Hatao Koze by the Japanese Emperor for the construction of earthen walls around the Imperial Palace in 645. From the middle of the 16th century to the 19th century, sakan plastering technique developed through various plasterworks such as outer baileys of castles, earthen walls for teahouses and interior walls, and the traditional technique was handed down through generations. Recently plastering has been attracting attention as a method to create an ecologically sound space free from the artificiality of modern building techniques.

Specifications:
Material: Diatomaceous Earth
Dimensions: 221 x 90 x 145 mm.
Weight : 4800g

WHITE: Akita diatomaceous earth
PINK: Ishikawa Prefecture diatomaceous earth
GREEN: Akita diatomaceous earth + Ishikawa Prefecture Asagi soil
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