nendo's coverbrella for by | n hides protective shield inside handle
nendo's coverbrella for by | n hides protective shield inside handle nendo's coverbrella for by | n hides protective shield inside handle
nov 20, 2014

nendo's coverbrella for by | n hides protective shield inside handle

nendo’s coverbrella for by | n hides protective shield inside handle
all images courtesy of akihiro yoshida




nendo‘s self-initiated product line by | n focuses on making the form and function of the objects in our everyday lives more practical. having already conceived the ‘stay-brella‘, an umbrella that stands and hangs on its own, the japanese creative now focuses on another aspect of rain protectors — their overlaying shield when not in use.

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‘coverbrella’ for by | n




umbrella covers are notoriously known for getting lost. nendo resolves this problem by hiding it within the handle of ‘coverbrella’, so that it becomes a seamless part of the canopy’s overall structure — eliminating the need of trying to find a place in which to put the sleeve, while also making it easier to cover the umbrella when it is wet.

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the handle of ‘coverbrella’ appears as any other…




‘coverbrella’ is defined by a carbon fibre frame that weighs only 108 grams. it is available in eight different colors and is finished with a surface coating that reduces UV rays by 90%.

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however the umbrella’s protective cover is hidden within, making it less easy to loose


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the protective cover pulls out seamlessly from the handle over a wet umbrella when not in use


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the design eliminates the awkwardness of sliding the protective case over a wet umbrella


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all sealed


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‘coverbrella’ ready for use


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‘coverbrella’ is available in eight different colors


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  • this is very clever!!!

    wanna says:
  • Hm, the idea is pretty cool but how easy is it to fit the cover once more into it’s space?
    Otherwise pretty awesome.

    Thais Faria says:
  • Seems a good idea but does water droplets drip out when umbrella is wet since the open end has been reversed?

    Kian Ng says:
  • Brilliant!

    Ron Smith says:
  • This is one of those “why wasn’t this inventid earlier”- inventions! A Must! You only could make the handle longer so the stuffing would be much easier – the cap is not neccessary then.

    Dirk16 says:

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