Slash
Courteous Design: The Polite Umbrella

It’s a problem often encountered – two people walking down the street, carrying umbrellas. In the limited space of the sidewalk, how do...

Dan Gould
Dan Gould on May 28, 2009.

It’s a problem often encountered – two people walking down the street, carrying umbrellas. In the limited space of the sidewalk, how do you pass each other without clashing or getting wet?

JooYoun Paek has devised a brilliantly simple solution to this issue. With the pull of a cord attached to the handle, her Polite Umbrella shrinks and morphs its shape to reduce occupied space, and help users maneuver around others and protect themselves from wind.

[ignant via Design You Trust]

TOPICS: Design & Architecture, Fashion
TAGS:
Dan Gould

Recent Articles By Dan Gould RSS

Dan is an information omnivore, autodidact and creative generalist who has written for publications including the Huffington Post, Jaunted, PSFK.com and Time/CNN. Dan has also provided commentary on trends for media outlets such as Wired and Parade magazine.

more...

Thinking...