Kosmos round shade

Part of the Kosmos collections

Unfolding like a bird’s wings

The original (and patented) innovation of this cantilever umbrella is that it opens and closes horizontally, like a fan… Or a bird’s wings. A perfect example of biophilic design. 

The Kosmos round shade has an understated and clean look, as there are no visible technical components. Two hidden magnets keep the umbrella in the open position and leather straps are provided to hold it in its closed position. The span of this umbrella is remarkable and offers a clean, crisp view from below the suspended canopy.  The shade is available in two heights, making it easy to combine with any piece of furniture you like.

© Design by Dirk Wynants for Extremis, 2008

High-tech polyester

High-tech polyester

Polyester is the most popular synthetic fibre in the world. The use of special finishing methods makes the fabrics weatherproof, water repellent, dirt repellent, lightfast, etc. High-tech polyester is used for a variety of “sun protection” purposes - from seat cushions to patio furniture through to awning fabrics. High water and UV resistance guarantees an excellent longterm appearance.

Choose wisely
Tree leaves, dust, CO2 emissions, pollution, bird droppings etc may leave marks on a spotless white fabric, so keep this in mind when choosing the perfect location for your shade.


Stainless steel 316

Stainless steel 316

The highest stainless steel quality available is type AISI 316. Aggressive environmental conditions caused by chlorides, acid rain, salt and other rusty materials will require periodic maintenance. 

Choose wisely
We advise a regular treatment with stainless steel cleaner or protector, especially in aggressive environments. Products to clean and protect are widely available.

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White White
Taupe Taupe
Black Black

The Kosmos round shade is available in different heights and weights.

327 cm
214 cm
229 cm
24 kg (214 cm)
27 kg (229 cm)


Floor fastening