Polite Umbrella


The Polite Umbrella folds up when you squeeze past people on the sidewalk. Watch a video over on JooYoun Paek’s site.

(via a cup of jo)

6 Comments leave a comment below

  1. thanks for the link love! i needed this umbrella tonight — what weird weather! xo

  2. That made me smile. :)

    Next step, make it transparent.

  3. Really cool concept, but I can’t help but wonder. If regular umbrellas are easily broken by weather conditions and such, how easily would this one break?

  4. Guessing it could be engineered to break less because it is more flexible than your average umbrella. — Anyways, I would buy a transparent one because I am short and am often a hazard to others in the rain.

  5. Actually The Polite Umbrella was conceived as a work of art, not an industrial design solution, so the concern of the artist was to have the concept come accross and not the practical issues of a commercial solution. ;P