Tea Canopy Inspired By The Armadillo

Ditch the gazebo and grab yourself a modern marvel designed by the capable and talented hands of Ron Arad, an architect and designer residing in London, England. Calling this piece an ‘Armadillo Tea Canopy’, it is ideal for gardens and landscapes, or a very spacious house.

Explaining the arrangement of the canopy, he says “In its basic configuration, the Pavilion comprises 5 moulded shells, each made of repeatable, modular components which are mechanically-fixed together with exposed fixings and stiffening brackets.”


He goes on to explain that the modular nature of the components give you freedom to configure the tea canopy in a great number of ways, and it can be further expanded with the addition of extra shells. It can also be anchored for outside use and prevent it from flying away. A very real possibility, since it can range from 16 to 20 square meters in size.


The ‘shells’ are made with different finishes, depending on where and when you intend to use it. For example, oiled plywood is recommended for indoor use and PVDF-coated timber composite is recommended for continuous outdoor use. In any case, it’s a beautiful design that can be yours.

Inquiries can be made by contacting the designer here.


via Ron Arad