Umbrella Stand, by Eva Schildt, is unique as it is both a functional design
piece and a sculpture. Inspired by the artist Yves Klein, Eva uses the sponge,
which is closely related to the theme of water, as a base. The frame is made
of blue steel, which is an important element of the design process.
The austerity of the steel is a perfect contrast to the softness of the sponge
and the blue colour represents both water and the sky.