GANDIABLASCO parasols: designing shades

July 6, 2022 | Collections /

Sunshades have an important function that sometimes goes unnoticed: they design the shadows of outdoor areas. Those essential spaces that give respite from the sun and help to protect oneself without giving up the views from a garden with a swimming pool, a terrace with a solarium or a lounge-style dining room. The sunshade provides protection and shelter, bringing greater comfort to corners of relaxation. Beyond their main function, sunshades also conquer outdoor spaces thanks to their versatility and appearance, by enhancing and personalizing an outdoor environment. In this sense, they play a decisive decorative role in the shaping of each space.


This season, at GANDIABLASCO we offer different parasol options: our most emblematic collections and a new model to enable the design of customized shade structures according to the space, architecture or landscape.

UMBRA, shade in Latin


UMBRA is an innovative folding and rotating parasol designed by the Valencian firm’s in-house team in collaboration with the Belgian company Umbrosa, who are responsible for its manufacture.


UMBRA — Latin for shade— is a tribute to shade and is designed in a square shape which is almost three meters in length on each side when open. The umbrella is made of 100% acrylic canvas that is highly resistant to UV rays and water repellent. Its design differs from the rest by shifting the axis of its base to the side, completely freeing up the entire central part and maximizing the coolness and protection of the UV shaded area. The sliding side opening allows for different angles, as well as height adjustment to adapt to different outdoor environments. One of the highlights of its ingenious design is the 360° swivel function on its base, allowing it to be flexibly adjusted to suit all times of the day and all seasons of the year. This designer parasol is available in monochrome white and other neutral shades.

The UMBRA base consists of a set of concrete tiles that act as a counterweight to the crossbar and are concealed by a powder-coated galvanized steel cover. At the same time, the base is fitted with a set of four wheels with brakes that give mobility to the unit without affecting its stability. Finally, the UMBRA sunshade can be folded into a fan shape for easy storage and comes with a protective cover.



ENSOMBRA is a genuine parasol that has become an icon of Valencian design. An architectural, playful and minimalist reinterpretation of the traditional concept of the fan. Created in 2006, it is an exclusive design by Odosdesign for GANDIABLASCO. A prolific alliance for a parasol with which we have been recognized with won numerous national and international awards.

The originality of ENSOMBRA revolves around lightweight slats that are easy to fold and unfold, in a simple -and at the same time ingenious- system of gradual overlapping that fills any outdoor corner with dynamism and life. The piece is firmly supported by a galvanized steel base and powder-coated stainless-steel pole, which can be customized using the many elegant and natural colors of the GANDIABLASCO color range. The sleek slats, with refined lines, fold back on themselves, providing movement and rigidity, to generate an original play of light and shadow according to each occasion.


The design of ENSOMBRA is inspired by the Mediterranean landscape and its precise shadows that are naturally projected, reminiscent of a tree. An amazing decorative parasol that transforms an outdoor space into a place full of life.

BALI, Balinese inspiration


Inspired by the thatched roofs of traditional Balinese architecture and its natural landscape, BALI is a parasol with a simple, contemporary design that reveals at first glance the mechanisms and structure of the parasol itself. Created by the design team at Odosdesign for GANDIABLASCO, BALI is a foldable design, made with a galvanized steel base and powder-coated aluminium sections and is available in white, agate grey, bottle green, sand, bronze, wine red and anthracite.

The square canvas upper part casts an invariable geometric shadow that moves over the course of the hours without losing its opaque structure. At the same time, this sunshade with its clean lines is highly customizable, depending on your needs, as it is available in different finishes, fabric colors and structures.


BALI shows how the simplicity of its design is sometimes a safe bet for its functionality, versatility and great adaptability to any terrace or contract installation. Timelessness is a rising value.

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