Sky Umbrella

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  • Authentic, Original MoMA Sky Umbrella - Sold directly from MoMA Design Store
  • Material: Nylon exterior - photo-printed polyester lining with a wooden shaft and handle
  • Designed by Tibor Kalman & Emanuela Magnusson, 1992
  • Dimensions 38"span; 35"L
  • MoMA Best Seller
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In 1992 the MoMA Design Store introduced the Sky Umbrella by legendary graphic designer Tibor Kalman and Emanuela Frattini Magnusson. The umbrella's exterior gives away nothing more than a plain, black canopy and a simple wooden handle. 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. Kalman once again used the visual motif of the Sky Umbrella in a 1995 issue of Colors, an award-winning global magazine where Kalman served as the founding editor-in-chief. Made of sturdy nylon covering the photo-process-printed sky on polyester with a durable wooden shaft and handle with a manual open/close mechanism. New York's Museum of Modern Art is known for its extraordinary exhibitions and for presenting the world's finest collection of modern and contemporary art. In 1932, MoMA was the first art museum to establish a curatorial department dedicated to Architecture & Design, and by mid-century, it was playing a leading role in defining and promoting the values of "Good Design." As an extension of the Museum's educational mission, the MoMA Design Store exemplifies good design with a well-edited selection of products highlighting the latest in materials, production, and design concepts from around the world.

  • Product Dimensions: 4.3 x 4.7 x 35.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Origin: USA
  • ASIN: B002GIE2OE
  • Item model number: 31587
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: March 3, 2009
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,789,241 in Clothing (See Top 100 in Clothing)
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    Color: Black|Blue
    I coveted this umbrella for many months before my boyfriend surprised me with it as a gift, knowing I would never spend $35 on an umbrella for myself. I was thrilled -- it's so pretty and fun! -- and took it with me everywhere. Unfortunately, all it took was one windy day to completely destroy it. Now it flips inside out constantly, even in a light breeze. What a disappointment :(
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    Color: Black|Blue Verified Purchase
    I bought this as a gift for my sister. The first time she used the umbrella it was slightly windy outside and it immediately turned inside out. The button to open it stopped working and the latch to keep it open will not stay latched. This all happened after using it one time. Very poor quality.
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    Color: Sky
    I asked for and received this umbrella as a gift. It's well-built, but not any sturdier than other full-size umbrellas. The best feature (and probably the only reason why anyone would want a $48 umbrella) is the terrific view from below. I get compliments on it all the time from other people.
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    Color: Sky Verified Purchase
    The inside of the umbrella isn't nearly as nice as the photo depicts and the umbrella is poorly made from cheap material. The handle was all scratched up on one side within just a few days as the lacquer finish cracked from gentle use. I am the type of person that takes good care of my things and was genuinely surprised I could damage something so quickly. My friend borrowed it to go to the store and the handle cleanly broke off when he tapped it on the floor to shake the water off. The handle is made of composite wood (basically wood chips and glue) and while it is light, I would rather have something that can survive a week. I'm highly disappointed with the product and am unlikely to purchase it for myself or as a gift until the quality improves.
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    Color: Sky Verified Purchase
    I bought this umbrella to help cheer me up on rainy days and it works like a charm. It is a great conversation piece - I get compliments everywhere I go. The umbrella stands up to strong wind gusts very well and does not turn outside out. It's also a nice size - big enough to cover two people while walking.
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    Color: Sky Verified Purchase
    I bought this for my brother and he loves it! The quality of the umbrella is superb. We looked into other vendors/models but the clouds were not well done, the material was weak, the handle was plastic or very flimsy...this one is just perfect.
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    Color: Sky Verified Purchase
    It is a good quality umbrella. The picture is pretty and the handle is solid. It is a little cumbersome to open and close because it is manual rather than with an automatic button, but it also means one less mechanism that can go wrong.
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    A Kid's Review on September 27, 2010
    Color: Black|Blue
    I brought this umbrella firts time on dec 2005 at the MOMA and only went broken on 2010, so i just ordered my second one, i'm really happy to have found it here on Amazon. This feature was very resistant on windy days (i live in the caribbean, so we have six months of hurricanes season), it fold inside-out at some times when the wind was wild but without the structure been broken, i think the arms are of polycarbonate or something so flexible. I highly recommend this product.
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