Umbrellas for the Civil but Discontent Man
  • Umbrellas for the Civil but Discontent Man
  • Umbrellas for the Civil but Discontent Man
  • Umbrellas for the Civil but Discontent Man

Umbrellas for the Civil but Discontent Man

Nominated by mitchell

Designer

materious: bruce and stephanie tharp

Description

This design balances form, concept, simplicity, utility, and coolness. Unlike happy, cheery Hollywood design it acknowledges and addresses a deeply human, albeit darker side of human life. If you read the blogs about people who have purchased this, they say that they cannot wait for it to rain--how about that for powerful design! And while it s not overtly "green", the reality is that umbrellas are nearly disposable because they are anonymous and meaningless; this is one that you will not leave behind (and if you did someone would surely steal it).

Comments (2)

    1. steve visser
    2. This competition is full of social design, green design, and pure styling. It is refreshing to see a group of designs that make us think about utility and meaning in the object around us every day. Thanks for making us think!
    1. spark
    2. great!
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