Air umbrella ditches the canopy

For this concept brolly, a steady stream of air is sucked in from the bottom of the shaft and then released out the top. The result is an invisible canopy of air that shields you from the downpour.

Air umbrella
Yanko Design

For some odd reason, this brolly calls up an image of Obi-Wan Kenobi. However, this weather protector has nothing to do with Star Wars, though the unconventional concept taps the Force. We're talking about a steady stream of air that's sucked in from the bottom of the shaft and then released out the top. The result is an invisible canopy of air that shields you from the downpour.

Korean designer Je Sung Park claims you can adjust the size of the air curtain depending on the number of people using the umbrella, as well as the length of the handle. But to be completely honest, we're still grappling with the feasibility of this particular concept.

More images after the jump.

Air umbrella
Yanko Design
Air umbrella
Yanko Design

(Source: Crave Asia via Yanko Design)

 

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