// Sky Umbrella. Sunny is a state of mind
In 1992 the MoMA Design Store introduced the Sky Umbrella by legendary graphic designer Tibor Kalman and Emanuela Frattini Magnusson. A simple idea brilliantly executed, the umbrella’s exterior gives away nothing more than a plain, black canopy and a simple wooden handle.
Once opened, the umbrella’s interior reveals a cheerful blue sky dotted with fluffy, white clouds. The umbrella became an instant favorite, perfectly capturing the humor and surprise that characterized Kalman’s work and made him one of design’s most influential voices during the 1980s and 1990s. Twenty years later, the now iconic umbrella is a faithful reminder that even in the fiercest of storms, a blue sky is never far away.
The umbrella is made of study nylon covering the photo-process-printed sky on polyester, and has a durable wooden shaft and handle with a manual open/close mechanism.
Get yours at the LFW Shop.
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