Starting with a cool deck and patio that HDG Architecture studio already built, we were asked to create shade elements that make the space more usable for their employees and clients. We incorporated three custom steel planters, two that anchor the 10’ x10’ cantilever umbrellas in place and offer flexible shade for the cool new furniture options. We selected four tables from Dania Furniture and yellow dining chairs from Article for a punch of color. Using a small pallet of plant material in large masses makes this a great spot to eat lunch, have a meeting or take a quick break from a busy workday.