Hong Kong-based Tony Leung talks about his inspirations for Xafari, the grand prize winner of the second annual Future of Shade competition. Xafari is an innovative shade design that serves two functions: shading and water collection. Using an inverted umbrella as his starting point, Leung envisions a framework covered in Sunbrella® fabric with hollow poles that provide support and funnel rain water to underground tanks.
Sponsored by Sunbrella fabrics and Architizer™, the Future of Shade competition challenges architects and designers to rethink shade design. Join the conversation, #futureofshade.