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Rain + Shine

Even as storm clouds loom overhead, beneath this iconic umbrella by Tibor Kalman and Emanuela Frattini Magnusson, clear skies are always on your side. As a founder of M&Co and editor of Colors magazine, Kalman gained major attention throughout his career for "pushing the envelope" on design and typography conventions with bold visual language that was confrontational, surprising, and distinguished by the designer's keen sense of humor.

Like Kalman's other pieces found in museums around the world, his Sky Umbrella deftly captures the wit and irony that characterizes the designer's revered oeuvre. A plain, black canopy and a simple wooden handle unfurl to reveal a cheerful blue sky scattered with fluffy, white clouds, bringing delight on even the rainiest of days.

Sturdy nylon covers the photo-process-printed polyester sky. Durable wooden shaft and handle with a manual open-close mechanism.

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Item ID
11771
Made from
nylon, wood
Measurements
38" diameter

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
SKY UMBRELLA
 
4.7

(based on 90 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (68)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Well made (43)
  • Great protection (34)
  • Opens easily (34)
  • Waterproof (34)
  • Durable (33)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Heavy rain (31)
  • Light rain (28)
  • Rain (20)
  • Outdoors (19)
  • Sun (16)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual dresser (19), Practical (16), Stylish (15), Trendy/stylish dresser (14), Classic dresser (12)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (24), Yes (22)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (3), Self (3)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other (5)

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5.0

Best Umbrella Ever!

By 

from Washington, DC

About Me Classic Dresser

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Gorgeous And Unique
  • Well Made

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Heavy Rain
    • Light Rain
    • Sun

    Comments about SKY UMBRELLA:

    I bought this for my daughter-in-law, but I loved it so much that I kept it for myself and ordered two more for gifts.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    good product

    By 

    from Marlton, NJ

    About Me Classic Dresser

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dries Quickly
    • Great Protection
    • Opens Easily
    • Waterproof
    • Well Made

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Heavy Rain
      • Light Rain

      Comments about SKY UMBRELLA:

      It is a very well built product.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes, Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Wife
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Christmas or Hanukkah

      Comment on this review

       
      4.0

      She love's it!

      By 

      from Horseshoe Bend, Idaho

      About Me Casual Dresser

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Dries Quickly
      • Great Protection
      • One Very Happy Daughter
      • Opens Easily
      • Waterproof
      • Well Made

      Cons

      • None so far

      Best Uses

      • Heavy Rain
      • It Is A Seattle Battle Ax
      • Light Rain
      • Sun
      • Wind

      Comments about SKY UMBRELLA:

      Purchased for daughter-in-law living in Seattle. She is high profile manager/marketer and if she likes it is must be great.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes, Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Other
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Birthday

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Beautiful unique umbrella

      By 

      from Boston, MA

      About Me Casual Dresser

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Great Protection
      • Opens Easily
      • Waterproof
      • Well Made

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about SKY UMBRELLA:

          I'd buy it all over again.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Awesome umbrella!

          By 

          from Rhode Island

          About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dries Quickly
          • Great Protection
          • Opens Easily
          • Waterproof
          • Well Made

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Heavy Rain
            • Light Rain
            • Sun
            • Wind

            Comments about SKY UMBRELLA:

            This exact umbrella replaced one that I bought a few years back & lost. It's better than the original!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Self
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Other

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            An excellent gift!

            By 

            from Boston MA

            About Me Classic Dresser

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Delightful Look
            • Great Protection
            • Opens Easily
            • Waterproof
            • Well Made

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Heavy Rain
              • Wind

              Comments about SKY UMBRELLA:

              Great to keep in the car. Much better than any collapsible umbrella.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Grandparent
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Christmas or Hanukkah

              Comment on this review

               
              4.0

              Classy, funny, and functional

              By 

              from Duluth, MN

              About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

              Pros

              • Dries Quickly
              • Gets Compliments
              • Great Protection
              • Opens Easily
              • Waterproof

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Light Rain
                • Sun
                • Wind

                Comments about SKY UMBRELLA:

                I use this about 4 times a month walking to class in the rain. It has a great size for one or maybe even two people. It gets peoples attention and makes them smile but it still keeps its sleek and classy look. The only complaint with this umbrella so far is the handle. It works fine and is quite sturdy, but it doesn't seem to match the rest of the quality of the umbrella. Overall it's great! Totally recommend!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No, No
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Self
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Other

                Comment on this review

                 
                5.0

                nothing but blue skies

                By 

                from burbank, ca

                About Me Casual Dresser

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Dries Quickly
                • Great Protection
                • Opens Easily
                • Waterproof
                • Well Made

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Heavy Rain

                  Comments about SKY UMBRELLA:

                  Use for rainy days. Had one before and lost it in the breakup ... jk...
                  This one came in better condition than the one I "lost" so was a bit of a bonus.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No, No
                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Self
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Other

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  4.0

                  Great Umbrellas!

                  By 

                  from New York

                  About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Unique Gift
                  • Well Made

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about SKY UMBRELLA:

                      I bought these umbrellas as gifts for colleagues and they absolutely loved them. Shipping was fast too!

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes, Yes
                      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                      • Other
                      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                      • Other

                      Comment on this review

                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      Good useful birthday gift

                      By 

                      from Hartford, CT

                      About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Great Protection
                      • Waterproof
                      • Well Made

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Heavy Rain
                        • Sun

                        Comments about SKY UMBRELLA:

                        This is a good gift for someone who is fashionable, yet professional. It is a bit large for a female to carry for everyday use.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes

                        Comment on this review

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