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SA Umbrella by Justin Nagelberg

sa_umbrella_justin_nagelberg.jpg Thanks to its unique origami-like design this umbrella doesn’t need an inner metal skeleton.

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Details: The umbrella design is the work of Justin Nagelberg, a designer intern with design brand Nooka.

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Nooka explains the unique design best, “Like origami, the SAâ„¢ uses planar tension to generate its form.”

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“The inner and outer canopies move in unison to open and close the umbrella, allowing the umbrella to be lighter since it does not need an inner metal skeleton.”

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“The material is flexible when not tense, allowing the SAâ„¢ to bounce back into shape when exposed to high winds.”

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With its design roots in origami, the name “SA” originates from several Japanese words: the word for umbrella (kasa), the word rain (same), and the word sasu, which is the verb used to describe holding an umbrella.

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SA is funding on Kickstarter now.

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