The Standing Umbrella has a lightweight and robust design and stands up by itself. In order to achieve this, the center of gravity was determined in a complex process by casting aluminum into different clay moulds. Further series of tests were carried out to determine the optimal spread of the three legs. The diameter and center of gravity of the base, made of ABS synthetic resin (plastic), were optimized in such a way that the umbrella is not only steady when standing up but also remains handy. Base, shaft and handle create a uniform line.