Japanese studio Nendo designed the ‘stay-brella‘, an umbrella whose handle makes it not only stable when in use, but able to stand on its own when turned on its handle, hang securely from tables and stay propped up on a wall when not in use. A strap ensures that the umbrella hangs safely on the arm, too. The umbrella comes in eight different colours, all with a surface coating that reduces UV rays by 90%. stay-brella is sold exclusively at Seibu department stores in Japan.

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