Paladin redefines the classic wooden parasol into a floating canopy perched atop a mast, achieved via a mechanical principle that integrates the tension of the canopy into its structural logic. The result is impressive: the fabric withstands the tensile forces of the parasol when it is unfolded with just the pole and four movable struts. In addition, the mast goes straight through, leaving a central hole that serves as an indirect skylight and promotes airflow.