Back in the olden days, ladies used to protect their peaches and cream complexion by wearing elegant lace parasols. Skip to the 21st century, and you have Komorebiagasa, a beautiful transparent umbrella / parasol created by the Japanese designer duo Fumito Kogure and Shinya Kaneko from Design Complicity. The Komorebiagasa umbrella is inspired by the Japanese term “Komorebi” meaning “sunshine filtering through foliage”.
The umbrella opens up into a leafy canopy that protects the user from the rain, as well as strong sun by letting only selected rays of sunlight through its foliage. Kogure and Kaneko took what was a typical (some might even say ‘ugly’) plastic umbrella and transformed into a charming product that can be used both in sunny and rainy weather.
Because of its bright colours and unusual photorealistic design, the Komorebi is certainly going to stand out in the sea of monotonous-coloured umbrellas that swamp the streets in the autumn and winter.
The canopy of the Komorebi umbrella is quite wide in diameter while the materials used in making it are printed vinyl and metal. The handle is made of wood. The umbrella is 50 cm in diameter and 73m cm long (64 cm when collapsed). With Komorebi you will feel like carrying your personal tree shade.
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