Collaboration with CittaSlow Seferihisar
Local bazaar is significant part of CittaSlow town Seferihisar both by its goods and its tradition. However, as a result of availability of the supermarket chains in rural areas, bazaar experience is almost disappearing. Since the markets are steady and neat, local people start to reject to shop in local bazaar due to instability and changing weather conditions. Purpose of CittaSlow, on the other hand, is to increase the consumption of local goods as SlowFood understanding.
For solution, Umbra is designed to combine the harmony of town itself and characteristics of people live in Seferihisar. Aim of it is to enhance bazaar experience by organizing the local bazaar and providing easy usage of parasol to sellers.
Within this system, bazaar area will be organized with color-coding. Streets will be divided by colors to provide easy and pleasant shopping experience. Colors are determined by the colors of Umbra. Orange is for fruits, green is for vegeta- bles, yellow is for local foods and blue is used for clothes and accessories. Parasols will be provided to salesmen by city hall.
The cover is designed to make the carriage easy. Handle part also acts as sitting unit.
Umbra Parasol protects goods and salesman from sun and bad weather conditions like rain.
Acrylic fabric is used for shading.For solar part, power-plastic is used, which is created by Konarka. It is flexible, fabric-like solar panel.Solar panel generates electricity from sunlight through the day. This energy is used to provide lighting for night market. Umbra creates its own light. 5mm LED lamps are placed inside the profiles and they illuminate goods and stand at night.
Main body is produced with ABS plastic.Profiles are made from aluminum because of its strength and lightness. Also it is suitable for outdoor conditions.There is an aluminum stick that helps to lift the shade part of parasol.Placed on bottom of plastic chamber, there are holes, which helps to drain the rainwater away from body and aluminum profiles.