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.