Sky Umbrella

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  • Imported
  • Collapsible: 37"span
  • Folds to a small size for convenience
  • Nylon Material
  • Automatic open/close mechanism
  • Once opened, the interior reveals a cheerful blue sky dotted with fluffy, white clouds

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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: 2.4 x 2 x 10.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B0013TPJ1W
  • Item model number: 70031
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: March 23, 2008
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,051,530 in Clothing (See Top 100 in Clothing)
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    By S. Garwin on August 25, 2010
    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 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: Black|Blue Verified Purchase
    I purchased the original version of this umbrella directly from MoMA and it was awesome--lasted four years and I received so many compliments on it. It recently broke and, thinking this was the same one, I ordered this umbrella. This is NOT the genuine MoMA umbrella--it is a cheap knockoff. It has much cheaper fabric, a flimsier handle and build, and doesn't have the push up/down button (as it shows in the picture--very misleading). One of the biggest clue that this was not the genuine thing was that it didn't say MoMA on the velcro closure like my old one did. VERY disappointed. Will be returning. I hope Amazon forces the vendor to change the title of this product because it is currently very deceiving. If you want the genuine version of this umbrella, I suggest you pay the extra $$ and order directly from the MoMA online shop.
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    Color: Sky Verified Purchase
    I had bought this at MoMA about 14 years ago, and I was so happy to come across this item while searching for an umbrella as a gift for a friend. She loved it. It's inspirational too. I wrote in my card to her: "you will always see a beautiful clear sky even in the middle of a storm". It can lift up your spirits!
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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
    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
    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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