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When they are “off-duty”, umbrellas are generally left unattended and stored away to drip and dry miserably with a good chance to be forgotten.

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Designed for their own brand by|n, Japanese studio Nendo  created an umbrella that can literally stands up to rain free standing on the floor, leaning steadily on a wall or hanging from tables.

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Once turned upside-down on the floor, the umbrella stays up thanks to a rounded two-forked handle. Stay-brella is not only stable when in use, but it can also stay propped up on a wall or it can even be hooked over an edge.

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RELATED STORY: Drink Rain – The Water of Life project. IVANKA’s revolutionary project allows to harvest and filter rain to turn it into the highest quality drinking water thanks through a special bioconcrete.

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Available in eight different colours, all with a surface coating that reduces UV rays by 90%, the umbrella features also a strap to hang safely on the arm.

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Photos by Akihiro Yoshida – Courtesy of Nendo.

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RELATED STORY: Birds Apartment. Nendo designed a collective housing for many birds and one person that can peek descreetly into the secret life of the winged  residents sharing respectfully the same living space.

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