When Lachlan Leckie and Ollie Edwards set out to create the world’s best beach umbrella, they began by consulting arguably the last remaining umbrella craftsman in their native Australia. And the gap for beautifully made parasols for the beach—but also the garden—was clearly gaping because the duo’s colorful, cheerful umbrellas are now sold across the world and appear by the pools of hotels and chic spots such as Le Sireneuse on the Amalfi coast.
Business & Pleasure Co’s nostalgic aesthetic was born when they discovered a stash of beach umbrellas from the ’80s, inspiring them to ramp up the candy colors, bold stripes and checks, retro florals, and tassle trims of their handmade umbrellas, tents, and cabanas. Today, the Business & Pleasure world has expanded to include chairs, towels, blankets, bags and resortwear and even dreamy candy colored boats.
In the UK the umbrellas are sold online as well as at department stores including Selfridges.
For more Objects of Desire, see:
- Object of Desire: The Life Chair
- Object of Desire: An Elegant Brass & Copper Outdoor Shower by OR.CA
- Object of Desire: Wild Bee Hives