Liz Collins x Sunbrella Umbrellas

The DUMBO Improvement District commissioned Dumbo-based artist Liz Collins to design new shade umbrellas for the Pearl Street Triangle in 2022. Liz Collins received a Two Trees Cultural Subsidies Studio at 20 Jay in 2020, and truly enjoys calling this cultural hub a home.

Collins enlisted her frequent collaborator Sunbrella, and together they created a custom jacquard woven shade fabric using a unique loom set up and a dynamic design that features a bold geometry and mash up of saturated and pastel colors.

“I wanted something that really felt alive and vibrant to reflect how exciting DUMBO is- the waterways, the bridges, the constant movement and transformation…the center of so much energy is reflected in this fabric. DUMBO is a unique place full of creative energy and inspiration.”

Liz Collins, an unstoppable creative force known for her bold and patterned textiles and immersive installations relocated her studio to Dumbo in 2020 upon receiving a Two Trees Cultural Subsidies Studio at 20 Jay Street and truly enjoys calling this cultural hub a home.

On view in the Pearl Street Triangle.