An inflatable Cloud/Umbrella

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Created by Dutch designer Joonsoo Kim, the Cloud Umbrella is carried around in stick form, and then inflated into mini-cumulus clouds of protection when the rain starts to pour. Made me smile and want one.

(via ignant and dvice)

6 Comments leave a comment below

  1. This looks nice, but wouldn’t the rain just run around the surface of the clouds and drip down on you anyway? :P

  2. mmm, a sister to the concept of Chindogu! Your friends in Milwaukee love this umbrella. xoxo!
    http://www.vimeo.com/chindogu

  3. are those available for sale online anywhere??

  4. Have to go with Jannis. If surface tension still works I think this umbrella might not do its job. I could be wrong.

  5. I HATE traditional umbrellas – a flawed and dangerous design that for some reason has never been superceded.

    Well this certainly has promise. Maybe the clouds would have to have a more defined edge on the underside to avoid the surface-tension problem, but mostly brilliant.

    Prototype #2 please!

  6. Where are these available, and are they expensive?

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