Unnurella: Wet-Free Umbrella
by Theresa Christine Johnson on 04/09/2015 | 2 Minute Read
Umbrellas may keep us dry, but have you ever noticed that they drip and make our surroundings soaked and unpleasant? Trains and buses, shops, offices, and homes are all victim to rainy runoff from umbrellas. Designer Kazuya Koike couldn’t help but think how much easier and nicer life would be if your umbrella could also stay dry, and so the unnurella was born.
“Working in collaboration with Komatsu Seiren, an acknowledged fabric company worldwide, we have managed to develop a remarkably high-dense fabric that achieved the highest attainable level in water repellency tests set by the Japanese Industrial Standards. The light and smooth fabric also shut out 99% of ultraviolet rays without any additional UV protection coating.”
The unnurella is more than just a water-repellant textile, though. This unique umbrella also features a fabric casing and flat handle to make it easy to stow away when not in use, giving new meaning to the well-known phrase, “Rain, rain, go away.”