Since 1928, the general design of the umbrella – your sometimes not-so faithful companion during unexpected downpours – hasn’t really changed all that much. Come the wind and heavy rain, they’ll blow inside out and, at best, keep your face dry.
But New Zealand design engineer Grieg Brebner has decided to change all of that. The result of his hard work and flawless engineering and design is known as the Blunt umbrella. And it might just be the best umbrella in existence.
Teaming up with LA-based artist and illustrator, Michael Hsiung, who is known for his quirky and provocative illustrations, comes the Blunt Michael Hsiung Donut Umbrella. With all of the same features of the original Blunt umbrella – hidden spikes, a high-tension canopy and smooth-opening operation – this particular umbrella is decorated with Hsiung’s playful illustration The Donut
, which is a wonderful mixture of walking donuts, flying pigs, hippies and more!
Able to withstand everything from windy thunderstorms to monsoon rains, you can stay dry and
on-trend with the Michael Hsiung Donut Umbrella.
Michael Hsiung Donut Umbrella features:
Designed in New Zealand in collaboration with Michael Hsiung.
Tough polyester canvas protects the umbrella's structure.
Limited edition umbrella, decorated with Michael Hsiung’s illustration, The Donut.
RTS (Radical Tension System) redirects, transfers and distributes the effort used in opening the umbrella throughout its entire canopy surface.
Double struts redirect, floating ribs transfer, and blunt tips all help distribute tension.
Aerodynamic, tense canopy pushes air over the top of the umbrella and stops it from turning inside out.
Spikes are hidden within their own pockets of the umbrella, and open like fingers in a glove to create tension along the edges, where it is needed most.
Smooth opening operation and soft-grip handles.
Velcro twist-around closure.
Presented in a Blunt gift canister.
Diameter: 120cm (89.5cm squared coverage).