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2022 / Lifestyle And Travel / Umbrellas / Student


  • Prizes
    Top Design Winner in Lifestyle and Travel/Umbrellas
  • Lead Designer
    Jiaqi Pan
  • University
    Savannah College of Art and Design

People use rainproof products like umbrellas and raincoats to protect themselves from rain. But both of them have limitations to move comfortably duringuse. It also takes a hand to carry the umbrella. Shading combines the advantages of both the umbrella and the raincoat. Shading frees hands and provides a comfortable working space under the shoulder level. Compared with the original umbrella design, the height of the umbrella surface decreases, and the edge extends downward to reduce the entry of rainwater. The clothes part and the umbrella part can be folded to be stored inside of
the hat.

Photo Credit: Jiaqi Pan