Seedlings in the tray of this pseudo-stand are grown by the used umbrellas that drip dry atop it.
Innovo, the Chinese design collective, describes Green Trace as such:
Random movements of people could influence easily life circumstances.The Chinese ancient philosophy believes that respecting the principle of nature is how humans are able to survive in this world. If the human habits follow the law of nature, they can be embodied in the products through kinds of phenomenon. When a design conforms to the natural habit of human, the product will have more vitality.
Translation: Best Umbrella Stand Ever.