The original innovation is that it simply opens and closes horizontally like a fan. Wynants couldn’t believe that no one had ever used the super simple fan principle as a sunshade before. He did a lot of research to be absolutely sure of this. Meanwhile he has a patent on the system. The advantages of the fan system are numerous: the parasol is very easy to open and close, it hangs low enough to give extra shade and create an intimate atmosphere, it has a very simple, clean look as there are no visible technical components, and no hole is required in the table.