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Hopper Shade

Presented:Salone del Mobile 2011, Milan
Stylepark-ID:05.2260.10063
Categories: Garden furnishingsPavilions
Product description

Hopper – the sunshade

When Dirk Wynants planted his hop garden (the first new hop garden in 25 years in the region), he probably did not imagine that it would one day lead to much more than just Tremist, Extremis' very own beer. However, you only have to look at a hop field with its countless rows of hop vines, to see the visual resemblance they bear to the sunshade Dirk Wynants purposely designed for the Hopper table. The perfect tool for enjoying a cool moment with friends on a sunny day.

Challenge

While Hopper succeeds in comfortably seating four, six, eight, ten, or even more people, this purpose-designed sunshade provides lots of refreshing shade. Designing a sunshade for a long table is one of the most daunting challenges facing any designer. By creating Hopper Shade Dirk Wynants took up the gauntlet and won the challenge.

Both opened and closed, Hopper Shade perfectly follows the lines of the Hopper table, creating of course a very aesthetically pleasing effect. But there is more to it than aesthetics. If you are familiar with the Extremis philosophy, you know that innovation is at the heart of each new design. This sunshade has not only been created to meet the above expectations, it also opens and closes effortlessly, does not take up extra space next to the table, and offers great wind resistance thanks to its flat surface.

Facts & figures

· Just as Hopper itself, Hopper Shade is also available in four sizes (four, six, eight, or ten people).
· Hopper shade can also be used as a separate sunshade. It can be anchored to the ground or kept in place by means of special weights.

The materials used are stainless steel for the frame, and high-tech acrylic. The fabric is extremely colourfast, rot-resistant, and water-repellent. Its special Teflon coating makes it dirt-repellent and guarantees a long lifespan.

Specifications
Length2400 mm / 3000 mm / 3600 mm
Height2109 mm
Materialtextiles (unspecified)
stainless steel
Colorswhite
shades of grey
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Manufacturer:
Extremis, Belgium

Design:
Dirk Wynants
2010