Basil Bangs was started by three friends who all have been lucky enough to grow up by the beach, spending many a summer laying underneath a beach brolly. Mike Durante is an Industrial designer within the surf industry. He has always been involved in a variety of projects and this particular project has allowed him to combine a few of the things in life that make him tick - design and the beach (Mike has always and still does surf most days).
Lauren Boyce worked in the marketing & advertising industry for the past seven years where she was lucky enough to have worked on a variety of brands in the client services area. Although she loved what she did she came to the point whereby she wanted a change and finally made the jump to start her own venture..she hasn't looked back!
Nicholas Chapman has worked in the fitness industry for years. Also a surfer, Nicholas was a keen collector of beach umbrellas long before Basil Bangs was born...his collection served for a lot of inspiration for the design phase of Basil Bangs. They're all based in Bondi & Bronte and for a very long time looked for the perfect Umbrellas that were not only superb to look at but also something of high quality that would age gracefully. They all really admired the classic older vintage style umbrellas with the solid hinge mechanism and wooden poles but they were few and far between. They decided that they would create our own range and include everything that we had always wanted in a beach umbrella, and things moved pretty quickly from that point on...Basil Bangs was born.