MoMA Travel Umbrella | Blue Skies Winning Design (USA)
The Museum of Modern Art NYC is one of the largest and most influential museums in the world with a focus on contemporary artists, architecture, design and photography.
The selection process for choosing items sold in their stores is similar to winning a design award. They assess submitted products against eight design criteria's to ensure it's a fit with their vision of exceptional design; then each proposed product is evaluated by MoMA's curatorial department. Only those that make it through these two steps successfully become a part of the products they sell in the shop. Every purchase supports MoMA's educational design programs and ongoing cultural works.
what it is
It may be rainy, but there are always blue skies! The travel umbrella to perk you up on rainy days.
In 1992 the MoMA Design Store introduced the original Sky Umbrella by legendary graphic designer Tibor Kalman and Emanuela Frattini Magnusson. This collapsible umbrella's exterior gives away nothing more than a plain, black canopy. Once opened, the interior reveals a cheerful blue sky dotted with fluffy, white clouds. The umbrella's surprising blue-sky interior echoes the playful career of Kalman, whose work is featured in the Museum's collection. The umbrella conveniently folds to a small size, making it easy to transport and ideal for travel. Made of sturdy nylon with an automatic open/close mechanism. Comes with nylon cover.
specs + size
Size: 37" diameter
Year of Design: 1992